Friday, May 7, 2010

You're Welcome

What is it about getting a thank you note in the mail that makes my heart sing?

I know that it isn't as environmentally friendly as sending it electronically. I know that giving the USPS $.46 to mail a letter is ridiculously expensive. I know it takes days rather than nanoseconds for it to move from one place to another. Yet I love it.

Somehow the tangible nature of a card makes the thanks seem more heartfelt. Call me an old fuddy-duddy if you will, but that's how I feel about it.

11 comments:

JelliDonut said...

I agree with you 100%. Somehow, an email thanks is just not the same.

Robin said...

It's because of all the reason you gave, time, cost, etc. that it is a special event.

Bobbi said...

Just goes to show...it's the simple things that TRULY make our hearts sing!!!

Yvonne said...

I love it.

blogless grace said...

Email just is not as nice as the regular post. But this is coming from a person who uses quills and fountian pens with pots of ink on handmade paper for letters. Letters in the post are small presents.

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jayayceeblog said...

After 8 years in a stationery store, I found that our customers who ordered fine stationery and took the time and care to send personally handwritten notes had a level of elegance, grace and an understanding of etiquette that is completely missing in emailed thank yous. I always keep the notes I receive because of the very reason you mentioned ... they are heartfelt!

ES said...

I would think being a knitter it makes perfect sense that you would love a handwritten thank you letter. The two are similar in that they are unnecessary but a beautiful process ending with a gorgeous product.

Pamela said...

So true. There is something about a note in the mail that makes you feel a little special. The email version will never compare. It takes effort to write thank you notes. And the 46 cents, well, that's really not that much, considering we have no problem at all spending a dollar on a coffee or a candy bar, which really isn't as tangible a reminder that we were here, and someone deemed us important enough to write to us.

Vicki Stammer said...

I couldn't agree more: a real, heartfelt card stays in people's lives for years to come.

To paraphrase the bygone television ad, "I liked it so much I bought (into) the business."

Castiron said...

Cards are pretty, they're tangible, and usually they took more effort than dashing off an email. You can use a card as a bookmark and be reminded later of someone's thoughtfulness.

And 46 cents is a deal! For 46 cents, I can send a letter or card anywhere in the United States. It'd cost me more in gas to drive across town to deliver it myself (let alone across the country)!