I had a first. I got a “thank you” note. For a “thank you” note. . . . .
In my post of September 26, 2011, I opined that the written word was disappearing. And I referenced my own push back to that trend. I commented that the written word must live – despite new generations that care not about such custom. I often host a young law students to lunch. At most, I get an email “thanks for the lunch.” Most often – I get zip.
We were invited to dinner with some old friends. Upon arriving home, I dashed off a quick letter – with my customary art work – thanking them for a wonderful evening, dinner and friendship. I thought that was it. But I just received a note – thanking me for my handwritten “thank you” note. Wow! I have received handwritten thank you notes for contributions and miscellany. I often save them. But a “thank you” for a “thank you“? A first.
As I said in that post of 5-1/2 years ago — if you want to make an impression, send a real letter. With real handwriting. Posted in a real envelope. With a real stamp. You may get thanked for it.