We asked our Facebook followers if they thought sending handwritten thank you notes is still an important practice today. According to their responses, the answer is overwhelmingly yes. After special events like weddings, showers, birthdays, and holidays, thank you notes continue to be expected and appreciated by gift givers. Handwritten notes are a way to confirm you received the gift, and they acknowledge the kindness of others. The act of writing thank you cards is not an outdated practice and remains an essential part of our community’s etiquette.
Thank you notes are important in your personal life as well as your professional life. While an email is easy to send after an interview or client meeting, thank you cards go a step above what is expected. Look up addresses ahead of time so you are able to instantly mail a card after the initial meeting. Even if you don’t get the job or land the account, a thank you note builds a bridge of communication that may be useful for the future.