I believe in Thank You notes.
Like good-old, hand-written notes. In the mail.
As wedding presents start rolling in, I’ve been busy getting my notes in the mail. Usually the next day. I’m like a Thank You note Ninja.
I initially toyed with ideas like this:
So, so cute.
But in order to do something cute at the wedding for your cards you have to wait until the wedding (clearly) and that would kill me dead. Besides, using cards I already have is greener, right? Because I’m not buying new cards? Or… yeah?
My promptness with Thank You notes is something of a family joke. I was always showing up my cousins with my speedy appreciation of Christmas gifts. You guys spend Christmas Day playing with new toys? I spend it addressing mail to my nearest and dearest. BOOM.
No apologies, kids. Promptness is a virtue.
Here’s my secret: When I was about 12, someone told me that Princess Diana always sent Thank You notes the day after she received gifts. In fact, sometimes she sent notes the same day. Wow. I mean, Princess Di was my idol once Shirley Temple’s relative greatness began to fade, so clearly, this was a habit to emulate.
It may be total bollocks. I don’t know a single person who has once met Princess Di or to whom she would have shared her correspondence schedule but no matter – I’ve been a speedy thanker every since.