No, Thank You Cards have not gone out of style
If you think that thank you cards have gone out of style, think again. They are still important in many situations where an email or phone call just will not do.
If you are job hunting in this touch economy, you should keep thank you cards on hand to send to anyone helping you with your job hunt. This can include people suggesting certain openings or even people that have interviewed you. If you are the only one saying thanks, this can help you stand out from the crowd.
You also want to send thank you cards to anyone who gave you a wedding gift. This means not just all your close buddies, but also relatives you rarely see. In fact, you especially want to make sure to properly thank them.
You can find thank you cards for all occasions. An easy way to make sure you stay on top of your social obligations is to keep a supply of thank you cards, stamps and other related items on hand so you can whip off a note of thanks the minute it occurs to you. This can prevent awkward forgotten notes that really should have been sent but never were because life got in the way.
Although you can find a variety of thank you cards for specific occasions, it is a great idea to stock up on some that are blank inside. This helps provide substantial flexibility for unexpected events requiring an exercise in etiquette. Keep at least two to four varieties in different styles and tones on hand to match the occasion, then add a brief handwritten note inside.
Did you get married or have a baby last year and never get around to sending out your thank you cards? It isn’t too late to remedy the issue. For big life events of that sort, most people will understand if it took you a bit longer than usual to get around saying thanks to everyone.
Contrary to what some people think, thank you cards have not gone the way of the dinosaur. The need to send them is alive and well. Don’t make the mistake of thinking you can skip out on this important social obligation. Your lack of manners may harm you more than you know. The people who feel snubbed and disrespected by you will probably never tell you that they expected a note of gratitude.