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Thank You Note!
by Elaine Ernst Schneider
September 13, 2000
Writing a thank you note can be scary if you don't have a plan. Many a person has sat and just stared at the blank paper, wondering what to write. Worse than that is the B-O-R-I-N-G thank you note.
Imagine that you are the person who bought the gift. You put a great deal of thought into it. You went to several stores to find just the right one. You wrapped it in the most unusual paper you could find and spent an hour selecting the card to go with the gift. Then, THIS is the thank you note you get:
Dear Ms. Gift-giver,
Thanks for the gift. It was nice.
Kind of a disappointment, wouldn't
you say? Thank you notes don't have to be boring. Try to think of things
that would tell the giver why the gift was special to you or how you will
use it. Here are a few suggestions:
1. Thank you for the new glove.
I used it in the game on Saturday and we won! I never played better.
I think it was the glove
Try to tell the giver things about
you that will make that person feel he or she has been a part of your life
through the gift.
NOW - here's your assignment.
You may choose any one of these situations and write a thank you note.
1. A puppy from your Aunt Agnes.
She left it on the porch of your home so that you would find
it when you got home from swim lessons.
Junior High and High School:
1. A long-distance phone card
so that you can call your friend who moved away. It dropped out when you
opened the card from your Uncle Pete who lives in a retirement home out
|Submitted by: © Elaine Ernst Schneider is a freelance writer and a teacher. She has been writing since high school and has published articles, songs, and children's work. Presently, Elaine is a curriculum author for Group Publishing and also writes the City Songs column for www.newcolonist.com ezine.|
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