One of the most memorable bits of advice I received in college was from a teacher who was adement about the impact and importance of a handwritten thank you note. Don’t worry Dad, college taught me a few other things too.
To give this some context, I distinctly remember the poised prof advising that one of the best ways to build and maintain a relationship with clients or potential employers is to follow up after a meeting or interview with a short written note. Simple but meaningful advice.
Yesterday, I finished writing over 70 thank you notes for a bridal shower that was thrown for me in Regina before our wedding. That’s a lot of writing, folding, stuffing and licking. But really, over 70 people were thoughtful enough to attend the shower, give a gift or send their well wishes, the least I can do is mail a little written love back.
As the wise prof encouraged me, I hope to inspire you to make writing thank yous part of your routine. Here are a few of my favourite places where I find fun stationary:
I wish to brighten your day with a little inspiration. Inspiration to try something new. Inspiration to find joy in cooking and crafting, entertaining and styling, writing and sharing. I’m Alexandra Joy and I have many joys to share.