101 Ways to Say Thank You: Notes of Gratitude for Every Occasion

101 Ways to Say Thank You: Notes of Gratitude for Every Occasion

by Kelly Browne
101 Ways to Say Thank You: Notes of Gratitude for Every Occasion

101 Ways to Say Thank You: Notes of Gratitude for Every Occasion

by Kelly Browne


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Express your gratitude in writing for any occasion with this updated guide to saying thank you!

Writing a thank you note isn’t just about good manners. Whether written in ink form on formal stationery or delivered digitally, a well-crafted thank you note makes the recipient feel appreciated—a sensation that makes you both feel good! This practice can improve your personal, social, and business relationships, leading to success and well-being in all aspects of your life.

In 101 Ways to Say Thank You, etiquette expert Kelly Browne shows you how to express gratitude eloquently and sincerely in every situation, using both traditional and up-to-the-minute digital methods, in an easy-to-follow, engaging, and down-to-earth way. Never be at a loss for words again!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781507218013
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 03/29/2022
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 399,196
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Kelly Browne is the go-to gratitude expert on thank-you note etiquette for adults and kids. She lives in Los Angeles, maintaining a popular website and blog, and uses social media to promote the “magic of gratitude.” Her advice has appeared in Parade, The Wall Street Journal, eHow, Tinyprints, and Jezebel—among many others—along with TV and podcast appearances.

Table of Contents

Foreword 9

Introduction 10

Chapter 1 Thank-You Notes 101

Getting Back to Basics 12

Everyday Stationery for the Perfect Thank-You Note 14

An Exquisite Option: The Stationery Wardrobe 15

Writing Instruments-Quills, Inks, and Pens 16

Handwritten versus Printing a Note from Your Computer 17

Writing the Classic Thank-You Note 18

Seven Dos for Elegant Notes 21

And the Envelope, Please… 23

Using Honorifics and Respectful Forms of Address 25

Sending Your Global Gratitude-International Forms of Address 28

The Golden Rules for Timely Thank-You Success 30

Even Though It's Late, Thank You!-Sample Notes 32

Chapter 2 Netiquette 101

Virtual Gratitude 33

When Is It Acceptable to Send an Email Thank-You Note? 34

Proper Email Formatting 34

Thanking a Business Online Using Social Media 38

Social Media: Peggy's Pearls of Wisdom 38

Online Gift Registries and Thank-You Lists 40

Chapter 3 Soirées and Social Gatherings

Thanks for Having Me 41

Writing the Social Thank-You Note 42

The Formal Social Envelope 42

The Golden Rules for Handwritten Social and Social Media Thank-You Success 44

Thanks for Having Me-Sample Notes 46

Chapter 4 Personal Milestones and Special Moments

Thanks for the Wonderful Memories 51

Tips for Saying Thank You after a Special Occasion 52

Thanks for the Wonderful Memories-Sample Notes 53

Chapter 5 Professional Correspondence

Climbing the Ladder of Success 62

When to Send a Thank-You Note after a Job Interview 63

How to Write an Interview Thank-You Note 64

Understanding, Using, and Respecting Personal Pronouns 67

The Business Stationery Checklist 69

Virtual Gratitude: The Fundamentals of Thank-You Note Netiquette 71

Global Gratitude Business Tips 73

Tips for Business Owners: How to Say Thank You to Your Employees and Customers 74

Thanks for the Job Opportunity-Sample Notes 75

Thanks for the Business Opportunity-Sample Notes 77

College Interview Thank-You Notes 80

Chapter 6 Friends and Support Circles

Thank You for Being a Friend 82

How to Thank a Friend 83

Spiritual Ways to Show Gratitude 84

Thank You for Being a Friend-Sample Notes 85

Chapter 7 Love and Romance

Thank You from the Bottom of My Heart 89

Writing the Romantic Thank-You 91

Ideas for Keeping Love Alive in Your Life 91

Timing Is Everything 92

Thank You from the Bottom of My Heart-Sample Notes 93

Chapter 8 Wedding Bells and Thank-Yous

I Do, I Do, and Thank You Too! 98

The Grateful Couple's Guide to Thank-You Success 98

The Grateful Bride and Groom's Handwritten Thank-You Checklist 100

The Virtual Thank-You-Stationery Websites and Apps 101

Monograms 102

Tips for Social Media Wedding and Hashtagging 103

Thank Guests via a Charity Donation 104

I Do, I Do, and Thank You Too-Sample Notes 105

Chapter 9 Baby Showers, Spiritual Celebrations, and First Birthdays

Thank You, Baby! 115

Online Baby Registries 116

Dos and Don'ts for Baby Shower Thank-Yous 116

Ten Things Every Grateful New Parent Should Know about Thank-You Notes 117

Baby Shower Thank-Yous-Sample Notes 118

Christening or Bris-Sample Notes 123

First Birthdays-Sample Notes 125

Chapter 10 It's the Holidays!

Celebrating the Season of Giving 128

The Power of the Holiday Card 129

Creating the Festive Spirit 131

Write a Blessings List-I Am Blessed Because 133

Thank-You Note Day-December 26 134

Sample Holiday Thank-You Notes 135

New Year's-Creating Resolutions of Self-Care 140

Chapter 11 Gestures of Appreciation and Belated Thanks

It's Never Too Late To Say Thank You 141

Writing a Thank-You Note for Something That Happened a Long Time Ago 142

It's Never Too Late to Say Thank You-Sample Notes 143

Thanking the Healers-Public Safety Workers and Healthcare Providers 147

Chapter 12 Responding to Expressions of Sympathy

Farewell, My Friend 150

Writing the Sympathy Thank-You Note 151

Thank-You Acknowledgments 152

Online Condolences: Using Social Media 153

For Your Kindness and Sympathy-Sample Notes 154

Conclusion: Create a Mindful Gratitude Self-Care Practice 158

Index 159

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