Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Lost Art of Thank You Letters

Along with letter-writing in general, there seems to be a decline in mailed thank you letters. Perhaps it is because we don't mail gifts much to people these days. Most of the gift-giving is local and in-person. Nonetheless, it is a pleasure to receive a thoughtful, well-composed letter such as the above, which arrived this week. This card mentioned the received gift, something that gave the recipient pleasure from it. It was also written in script - which showed that she took the time to write the note, address the envelope, and mail it. I must say I am often remiss in sending thank you letters, and must learn by example.