December 13th, 2009

Thank-You Note Etiquette Tips

by Jacqueline Whitmore

thank-you noteWritten by Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times

A handwritten note is the most personal way to say “thank you” during the holidays, whether it’s for a cashmere scarf or a Sunday dinner.

“Writing thank-you notes is an important skill, one that you should teach your children even before they can write,” says Jacqueline Whitmore, a Palm Beach, Fla.-based author and the founder of www.etiquetteexpert.com. “I can’t tell you how many e-mails I get from grandparents who are upset with their grandchildren, or with their children for not teaching their grandchildren to write thank-you notes.”

“You can write the note as a parent and they can sign their name,” she said. A proper note should always mention the gift.

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