Thank you letters-should you write them? While it may seem like something that people no longer need to do in today’s world, you would be wrong! It really isn’t a lost art, those that truly appreciate the actions of another are doing it- and you should too!
Getting in the habit of writing thank you letters sooner rather than later is best. You will find that as you grow older you won’t be sending text messages for things like weddings, baby showers or professional occasions at work. Use those skills you learned throughout High School not only to show good manners but to show someone else you are grateful for all they have done?
There are many opportunities you will have to write thank you letters during your Senior Year! You have Coaches and Teachers who have supported or inspired you, those who write your recommendation letters and the obvious one-your graduation party! You will likely have a bunch of attendees, cards and gifts. While this may seem overwhelming, think about this in terms of the amount of people who believe in you and the success you are creating for yourself! 😀
To help you with thanking all these amazing people who love you, here are some tips to keep in mind:
-Address the person(s) you are thanking by name and title if necessary
-Mention the gift that was given to you specifically . It’s alright to be generic if you are unsure. A great idea would be to make a list of what you received as you opened them!
-Write each letter by hand and sign them yourself.
-If you do have printed notes, make sure to include a genuine hand written addition with your signature at the bottom!
-Mail them in a timely manner. You don’t want to be mailing them from your dorm, haha!
-Write them in batches and address them as you go, this will be a time saver and if you have a lot of them will make things easier for you!
Need a few samples to get you started?
” Dear_____, Thank you so much for coming to my graduation party. I am so excited to be wrapping up my high school career and heading into a new adventure. It makes me so thankful to have people like you along with me in my life. I really appreciate the gift of _____, it was so thoughtful. With Love, _____”
” Dear_____, Thank you for coming to my graduation party and for the gift card/cash. I appreciate it and will be saving it for when I start college in the fall. I will put it in my fund to cover _______. With Love, _____”
“Dear_____, I was excited to see you at my graduation party. Thank you so much for coming. I was very surprised and I hope you enjoyed it. I also am grateful for ______ you gave me which will used for/put towards___.Sincerely, ____”
” Dear_____,Thank you for the graduation gift. I will use the money/gift card towards items I need once I move into the dorm. I am excited to start the next phase of my life. Sincerely, ____”
Thank you letters-should you write them? I think you know the answer to that! 😉
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