You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

Writing a Thank You note is a very simple gesture of showing appreciation for something one has received from another.  It could be a service, gift, meeting,  lunch, dinner, or time spent in someone’s home or office.  It should be sent the same or next day when possible and need only be a sincere and thoughtful expression of how grateful one is for whatever was received.

Try picking up a couple of boxes of different style “Thank You” note cards from dollar stores or fine stationers if you choose.  I like to keep a variety of simple styles, elegant cards, and also business or professional appearing cards.  This way, if one is thanking a gentlemen, business associate or employer, choosing a less feminine card might be more appropriate; however, all Thank You cards are appreciated.  Two to three lines of communication is appropriate and should always mention the particular gift or event.

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