Why It's So Important To Write Thank You Notes


Do you write thank you notes?

When I was growing up, I would spend all of Christmas night writing thank you notes for all of the presents I got, just to get them out of the way. Same with all of my birthdays—they'd be done before the clock struck midnight. I know some think that a simple text will suffice, but here's why I still write thank you notes:

one // it's more personal

In an age of social media, email, text, and the rare phone conversation, sitting down to take the time to write a hand-written thank you note is one of the most personal gestures you can make. No emojis or hashtags—just pen and paper.

two // it's polite

When it comes to gratitude, I'd always rather cover my bases and overdo it vs. not saying "thank you" enough. When someone goes out of their way to get me a gift, I make sure to make it known how thankful I am. It's just the polite thing to do!

three // everyone loves snail mail

One of my favorite parts of December is how much snail mail I get, between everyone's holiday cards and thank you notes. Everyone loves opening their mailbox to find an unexpected letter!

To get you into the spirit—and get you excited about writing thank you notes this season—I linked to all of my favorite stationery sets below. After all, you can never go wrong with a new set!