Thank you notes do not have to be elaborate letters. On the contrary, they can be short and still filled with sincere appreciation for favors and gifts received. Thank you notes should be sent snail mail (through the post office) and not by electronic mail via the computer.
How to write a thank you note:
1. Greet the Giver
Thank-you notes are usually written in cursive (I bomb that one!), have a date in the header, and a salutation followed by a comma.
Dear Aunt Barbara,
2. Express Your Gratitude
Thank you so much for the beautiful china set.
3. Discuss Appropriateness of the Gift
I love to have meal time special for the family, so I will use them every day.
4. Tie the appropriateness of the gift in with the giver
You always know just the right gift for me.
5. Allude to a future meeting
I look forward to seeing you at Billy's graduation.
6. Thank again
Thanks again for your thoughtfulness.
Remember to always write the note promptly, but the rule "better late than never" applies.