Friday, March 26, 2010

Thank you...

Main Entry: thank–you
Pronunciation: \ˈthaŋk-ˌyü\
Function: noun
Etymology: from the phrase thank you used in expressing gratitude
Date: 1792

: a polite expression of one's gratitude

Thank you Merriam-Webster's Dictionary for that definition.

Now my mom always taught me that is was proper to write a thank-you note, and I have passed this tradition along to my kids (though begrudgingly on their end) for various birthday and Christmas gifts. (It may not get done for a month, but it will get done!)

But what about a business? I feel that handcrafted items have a mix of personal and business, so I like to write a handwritten thank-you note (with my favorite ultra-fine Sharpie) when sending out all my items.

I happily personalize thank-you notes to my buyers sending gifts, and I usually get the biggest "thank you" from them for that. No giant-business computer generated sterile gift card message from a mega-store, but an actual pen-on-paper personalization just for them.

So thank you for stopping by my blog! :-)


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  2. Lovely! I like to include a thank you note with orders too.. it just seems polite and "the right thing to do", doesn't it?

  3. BEAUTIFUL blog!
    You are right,it is so personal.
    LOVE my new earrings that i got from you!