How to Write a Thank You Note | The Art of Manliness

gratitude is a virtue every man should

cultivate yet gratitude means nothing if

you haven't mastered the art of

expressing it

a man should use every opportunity to

express to those around him how much he

appreciates their love support and

generosity one of the key ways of

expressing gratitude is the thank-you

note and every gentleman should be

knowledgeable of the winds and house of

writing them when should you write a

thank-you note here are a list of

appropriate occasions where a thank-you

note is in order when you receive a gift

when someone performs an act of service

for you when someone goes above and

beyond what is asked of them whether at

work or in a friendship after a job

interview when you stay overnight at

someone's home if someone shows you

around their town or city when you're on

vacation regardless of whether you

stayed at their home or not when someone

has you over for dinner when someone

throws a party or event for you anytime

someone does something extraordinary

that warms your heart don't be stingy

with a thank-you note there's never a

wrong time to write one there are a few

ground rules to follow when it comes to

thank-you notes one always write the

note as soon as possible send it within

two weeks of attending the event or

receiving the gift number two send it

through the mail email thank-yous are

certainly convenient but are often not

appropriate sending a thank-you note

through the mail shows effort it makes

your thank-you far more sincere number

three use real stationery having to run

to the store to buy a card every time

you need to write a thank-you note will

make you drag your feet about writing

them so invest in some nice-looking

stationery buy something with a

conservative neutral theme so the cards

can be used for a variety of occasions

how to write a thank-you note number one

begin by expressing your gratitude for

the gift or service your opener is

simple thank you very much for etc if

the gift was money use a euphemism for

it such as thank you for your kindness

generosity or gift number two mention

specific details about how you plan to

use a gift or what you enjoyed about an

experience if you're thanking someone

for holding an event like a party

be specific about what you enjoyed about

it if you were thanking someone for a


tell the notes recipient how you plan to

use it number three for some recipients

add some news about your life this isn't

always appropriate but if you receive a

gift in the mail from people who you see

infrequently and who would like to know

more about what's going on in your life

give a brief sketch about what you've

been up to lately

number four close by referencing the

past and alluding to the future if the

person gave you the gift at a recent

event right it was great to see what

Christmas then say hope we can all get

together again next year or if the

person sent the gift in the mail and you

see them infrequently simply right I

hope to see you soon number five repeat

your thanks thank you again for the gift

makes the perfect last line number six

valediction valedictions are the words

or phrases that come before your name

the hardest part of a thank-you note is

often choosing a valediction that

appropriately conveys the level of your

relationship with the recipient love can

sometimes seem too gushy and sincerely

can seem too formal if your affections

fall somewhere between these two

expressions here are some neutral

valedictions that can fit a wide variety

of situations and relationships and

that's how you write a thank-you note

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