Five Reasons to Write Thank You Notes

National Thank You Note Day is celebrated on December 26—here are a few reasons why taking the time to write friends and family a personalized message is so important.

You can be a day brightener

Who doesn’t love getting cards in the mail?! People don’t care what you know, they want to know that you care.

It is personal attention

Telling the person about the gift or attention you received and how grateful you are tells the person that gave you the gift that the time and money and attention it took were worth it.

They make you feel grateful

Research shows that many months after writing a thank you note, people’s brains are still wired to be extra thankful. And the more you practice gratitude, the more you feel the beautiful life that surrounds you and the happier you will be.

They build relationships

You are creating happiness. Whatever the person did to make your day, you can easily make this person’s day with a thank you note. “It’s not the happy people who are thankful; it’s the thankful people who are happy!” It’s a win win!

It sets you apart

If you want to stand out, the easiest thing you can do is write a thank you note. Employers will notice a handwritten note over 100 emails that all look exactly alike. Your handwritten note gets attention and will often be kept as a keepsake.

Just ask Auntie Chere to see the stack of thank you notes piled by her kitchen sink from friends, siblings, and nieces and nephews. #Cheretreasures #NationalThankYouNoteDay

I am grateful for you taking the time to read this post!

I write 3 to 4 thank you notes a week because I love pouring love on people who are special to me.  How about you?