What Makes a Great Thank-You Note?

Written by Pam Chambers

I recently received five excellent thank-you notes from high school students. Here are the qualities that made them excellent:

1. The handwriting was clear and attractive.
2. The cards themselves were of top quality and were simple.
3. Each note mentioned a specific way in which they put my tips to use.
4. They included proper greetings and words of farewell.
5. They used a proper postage stamp instead of a postage meter.

In this era of instant and abbreviated communication, a proper thank-you note has more impact than ever. Those who wish to stand out make a habit of sending thank-you notes, perhaps following an email of gratitude. Double the points!