Guide to Writing Great Thank-You Notes

What’s in a thank-you note? Obviously, a good dose of gratitude. But how do you write a thank-you note that people will remember? And how do you not go overboard with it?

Lemony Snicket’s got just the stuff for you in three short points:

  1. Do not start with the thank you.
  2. Start with any other sentence. If you first say, “Thank you for the nice sweater,” you can’t imagine what to write next. Say, “It was so wonderful to come home from school to find this nice sweater. Thank you for thinking of me on Independence Day.”
  3. Then you’re done. I recommend learning how to write a very good thank-you note. A child who can write a nice thank-you note can turn into a cocaine dealer five years later and be remembered as the child who wrote nice thank-you notes.

Ready to start yours?

 

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