Thank you notes

BY jane, ON Wednesday, March 30, 2011 AT 2:26 am

My love of paper began as a child, when I was more excited about penning my thank you notes on fun stationery,  than I was about the actual presents I had received.  I couldn’t wait to write long letters of gratitude.  I remember my mother suggesting, however, that I should keep to the point of the one specific gift that person had given me, rather than writing about the entire lot of gifts I had received, in every single note, as I was prone to do at age 7 or 8.

Since I design thank you notes and greeting cards, I send them relentlessly. Thank you, feel better, good luck, bon voyage–you name it! I calligraph the addresses on the envelopes as a circadian warm up for my other calligraphy work.  So, when I happened upon this book, 365 Thank Yous, I was completely stumped! The idea of a thank you note a day was a remarkable enough accomplishment to write a book? Don’t people know about Chiocciola Posta? But, I quickly recognized that I am most certainly more of a correspondence geek than most.  That indeed that art of the hand-written thank you is becoming extinct. Personalized stationery, sadly, even more so. So thank you, John Kralik, for joining me on my soap box! I will write you a Chiocciola Posta soon!

4 Responses to “Thank you notes”

  1. I will have to check out the book and I’d better also order some more of my personalized note cards from you.

  2. Dear Delicate Pen:
    I loved finding out about this great book “365 THANK YOUS”!I find receiving hand written notes very special. Sending “Thank you” cards always reminds me of my Mother who is so very special! Writing them makes me feel good!

  3. It is a quick read. I read it in one day.

  4. I heard something very concerning on the news Friday. Some schools are considering no longer teaching cursive handwriting! Unbelievable! The reasoning is that since everything is done on a key board, there is no need to learn. Imagine cursive handwriting being considered unnecessary! That unfortunately could also mean less CHIOCCIOLA POSTA! Hopefully the schools will come to their sense. A keyboard is not a substitue for the art of penmanship.

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