I am the worst about writing thank yous. Case in point: our wedding was in August. I’m still struggling to get out those last few notes. And then I’ve got a big pile of baby stuff that people need to be thanked for. It’s not that I’m not grateful or that I’m numbed to the social niceties. I don’t want to be a barbarian. But when faced with a list of more than fifty names and addresses all of which need sweet, thoughtful, hand-written notes, I turn into a pile of quivering jelly. And then all the excuses come in. . . I’ll do it tomorrow.
And tomorrow and tomorrow…
Of course, I have a bit of an excuse for my extreme tardiness: we came back from the honeymoon and I had to jump straight into a busy semester. Then I got pregnant, so-called “morning sickness” ensued with round the clock nausea, and it was just easier to put things off.
I did manage to get out Christmas cards to all the people on our wedding guest list. But all I had to do there was sign our names and stick on some stamps and address labels.
Thank yous are harder.
But now Dom has found a handy article providing a simple to follow formula for writing these pesky little notes that makes it seem, well, a little easier:
There is a six-point formula to the proper thank-you: Learn it, know it, memorize it � and it will never fail you.
I’m putting this one in my list of bookmarks. And I’ve printed it off to stick in my filing cabinet as well. I forsee a day in the not-too-distant future when it will come out as I guide my child in writing her own thank you notes…