Have you ever thought about making a thank you card? If so, then you should start now to consider creating them. Making a thank you card is not an obligation. However, if you take the initiative to make it in one event that isn’t necessary, recipients will appreciate the thank you cards you made. You’ll also be easier to remember than those who don’t give out a thank you card.
The purpose of making a thank you card, or simply a written thank you note, is to show appreciation for the service or gift someone has given you. If someone has helped you, it is a nice thing to acknowledge those who helped you through the written word.
Giving thank you cards does not only apply to those in the top position, for example your boss, not those who are on the same level as you, such as colleagues, friends, or your family. But also for those who may be below you. Usually these people are unnoticed, but they also do work that will support the overall results you will get on your job.
If you want to make a greeting card, there are some guidelines that you need to know. Every greeting card that you make, must be different and meaningful to each recipient. Especially if you are someone who is organized and wants to leave a good impression, you might want to have lots of greeting cards in your hand, so you won’t be short whenever you need them to thank someone. When you are about to write or hand over a thank you card, make sure you give it to the right person. For example, when you want to give a birthday present, write down the person’s name, then attach or tuck it to the gift you gave.
Most thank you cards are in a short, concise writing format. However, there is nothing wrong if you want to add a few additional words or sentences that are more specific that you are very grateful to this person for helping you, and that the person’s existence means a lot to you.
The tone of your writing on your greeting card must match the relationship you have with the person you are giving the card to. For example, the greeting card or letter that you will give to your best friend will be different from the one you just met. When you also want to give a thank you card to your client, you are advised to give it in the form of a message that is short, concise, and clear and straightforward. Unless you are sure that your message contains humour which will be perceived well.
If you are going to write more than just ‘thank you’, make sure the extra text or words are clear. Check the spelling or grammar again after you finish writing it. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get ourselves to always express gratitude to the people around who have helped us.