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I Still Write Handwritten Thank You Notes

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    Most Definitely!

     It's really the polite thing to do! Of course, that's just my opinion 
    SteelCityGirl74 SteelCityGirl74 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2008

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    Being Nice Matters!

    Writing thank you notes is personal, it's polite, and it shows people that you really appreciate what they have done.  Everyone likes to feel appreciated.  I was raised to write thank you notes whenever someone did something nice for me.  It is the way to...
    swirlingmist swirlingmist 51-55, F May 16, 2009

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    What a Coincedence..

    I just finished writing my thank you cards last night. My birthday just passed and I got gifts from all my family members. I got over $500 in cash and over $100 in gift cards, so of course, I had to handwrite my thank you cards. I think it's unkind and inconsiderate to type your...
    stripesANDsunshine stripesANDsunshine 18-21, F May 16, 2009

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    Wax.

    There is something to be said about the act of handwriting anything these days.   Besides EP and university notes; everything I write is handwritten.  When you write thing's down you are more thoughtful about what you are writing, you choose carefully what you put...
    annalea annalea 22-25, F Apr 25, 2010

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    Personal Element of Handwriting

    I enjoy sitting down and writing when I have the opportunity, most of my communication is through typing and e-mail and i sometimes fear I have forgotten how to form letters with a pen on a page.  I also think in regards to thank you letters; it is something I was always...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 30, 2008

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    Letters

    I just love writing little letters and notes to people. When i was working at a call centre, because we couldn't talk to eachother we would send eachother notes all shift. I love leaving thank you notes too. Not long ago a friend of mine let me sleep in his bed, and he slept...
    jasminjane jasminjane 18-21, F Dec 17, 2008

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    I Do Too

    I think it is rude when I send a gift, especially a wedding gift, and I don't receive a thank you card. Many times I order online from a registry and if I don't get a thank you note, I'm not even certain my gift was received. It is common courtesy, I believe. I wrote thank you...
    autimom autimom 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 18, 2008

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    Out There In The Dark Is A Lady With A Light, Bring Her To Me So I Can Light This Joint

    One it comes to me I still write handwritten thank you notes because I'm just a old fashion guy that still keeps his traditions at heart. I'm not like these kids of today who run around with they're I-phones, I-macs, I-pods, or I-whatever that is out today. I still keep it real...
    LongLiveRockAndRoll LongLiveRockAndRoll 26-30, M Feb 22, 2013

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    Just Because...

    it's faster and more personal. Also I enjoy writing.
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2008

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    Love Is In the Letters

    There is something so intimate about handwriting - every curve and angle is a piece of you, a breath of your endearment for each person you deliberately address with ink or lead.   Knowing that someone took the time and effort to provide such a tactile memento for me has...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 17, 2008

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    Letters

    I just love writing little letters and notes to people. When i was working at a call centre, because we couldn't talk to eachother we would send eachother notes all shift. I love leaving thank you notes too. Not long ago a friend of mine let me sleep in his bed, and he slept...
    jasminjane jasminjane 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2008

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    Sure Do

    After holidays or when someone does something nice/thoughtful. I like to acknowledge the kindness others have done for me and they are fun to write. Plus I like getting handwritten notes... why wouldn't someone else? 
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 28, 2008

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    A Book That Changed My Life

    A Simple Act of Gratitude: How Learning to Say Thank You Changed My Life The name of the book intrigued me, I usually don't spend money on books, but I love them, there's something about the feel of the pages between your fingers. I stopped at Barnes and Noble with my children...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2013

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    Holiday Thanks

     I'm glad I'm not alone.  When I was younger, my stepmother (aka Santa)put thank you notes and stamps in my stocking so that I had all the resources needed to show friends and family members my appreciation for their thoughtfulness.  It's a habit I'll never drop...
    AnnOnimus AnnOnimus 36-40, F Jan 6, 2010

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    I hate bad manners so I always say please and thank you - you're much more likely to get what you want and it's the nice thing to do. I can still hear my mum saying "what's the...
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    Being polite is extremely important to me and saying please and thank go hand in hand. Good manners show parts of who you truly are.
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    I think it is very important to say please and thank you and to teach your kids to say it also
    daisychain33 daisychain33 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I want to thank you for being you. This life can so hard at times but also so unbelievably breathtakingly beautiful. Thank you for sharing your moments of time with me my dear...
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    TW8NY TW8NY 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Obrigado papai. Como você disse, eu vou ser grande .. um dia .. Que eu vou ser famoso um dia .. que eu vou carregar sua Luz, Aura e seu nome. Eu comecei a trabalhar com ele hoje...
    Violetsqariibka Violetsqariibka 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I don't expect others to do the same, but when they do it increases my respect for them exponentially.
    nerdfighter314 nerdfighter314 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 22

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    you don't lose anything by saying it. it just shows that u have proper manners and stuff. I always say please and thankyou
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    I know my manners. I say please and thank you. I'm respectful.
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    Yep, it costs nothing and often comes with great rewards. The lack of basic human courtesy and kindness is a serious problem in today's world.
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    Shirley, this one's for you. I made them, sugar cookies. "How rare and wonderful is that flash of a moment when we realize we have discovered a friend." ~ William Rotsler
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    Manners matter most when you are under stress, when it's inconvenient, and when you are in the company of people who naturally defer to you because of your job position and...
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    Manners have no cost except honesty and humility. These two traits seem so missing from the world in do many ways today, because deviousness and conceit dominate consciousness...
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    Thank you for being a friend I wanna thank you Thank you for being a friend You have to sing it :) And maybe dance ! :) Feels good ! :)
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