"No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks."
|Aren't these thank you notes precious? (via Minted)|
|Emily Post (via NYT)|
So keeping in line with Emily Post's ideas on etiquette here are a few tips on saying thanks after this holiday season:
- You should write a thank you note for all gifts received except gifts opened in front of the giver. (I still do though.)
- The person who received the gift should write the note. (so Mr. Joe better get writing!)
- Write notes as soon as possible but a late thank you note is better than no thank you note.
- Don't be afraid to get creative!! (See below for my how-to on creative thank yous!)
- Email thank yous are acceptable but nothing beats a hand written note!
How-to: Polaroid Thank You Notes
Talk about amping up a thank you by showing your gift-givers how you are enjoying the presents they gave you! I got this idea from my friend and fellow blogger Libby from Follow the Wife who did something similar for her Thanksgiving dinner place-cards this year. They are super simple to make and are sure to make an impression!
|A fun and creative way to say thanks|
Here's what you do:
Take some fun photos of you with your Christmas gifts, then print them out (I got my prints from Walgreens) and cut them into 3 1/2 inch squares.
Then you need plain white 5 1/2 inch by 4 1/4 inch postcard paper from any craft store. If you can't find it then cut down larger cardstock to size.
|Not crafty? Cutting out the photos is the only hard work!|
|Newspaper helps protect your counter-tops!|