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I Still Write Handwritten Thank You Notes

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Most Definitely!

     It's really the polite thing to do! Of course, that's just my opinion 
    SteelCityGirl74 SteelCityGirl74 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 21, 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...
    JimMorrisonRocks JimMorrisonRocks 26-30, M Feb 22, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I would like to say thank you.. To all the members, my friends and my family for giving me the chance to help you in one way or another, I am happy that my writings touch alot of...
    Dancingnight Dancingnight 22-25, M 10 hrs ago

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    I was raised in an army family (both my parents were military) and never really had positive thoughts about it since we'd move around alot. This week my country (one in my home...
    kel25 kel25 26-30 34 mins ago

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    I want to thank this one important little lady that has made a big difference in my life. She may not feel like she has but she really has :) She is there for me and I'm there for...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 28

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    It's been 14 years since we first met. We lost contact for 2 yours, we found each other again, through a number i carved on the underside of my drawer. We fell in love right away...
    DejectedSolitude DejectedSolitude 26-30, M Oct 10

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    Not leaving yet but I want to say thanks to the following people on Ep CyberViVaCider: Thanks for putting up with my stupidity and my shenanigans, ever since July or was it June...
    LuckyGuy001 LuckyGuy001 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    when you called last night and we meet again, i was so happy knowing you made the effort..it maybe a short talk but it was so meaningful to me..i miss you, your eyes looks so sad...
    hannagrace hannagrace 31-35, F Oct 16

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    Thank you Dear God for all things you've done. Thank you for the life of tests, trials, blessings and abundance. Thank you for your unfailing love. Thank you for the wisdom. Dear...
    Manhater013 Manhater013 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    For showing me who I am. For not wanting me, just like everyone else. Thank you for taking yourself away from me, even though you're the last person that I had left: Thank you for...
    chuhulil chuhulil 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    Thank you to all the beautiful women (and guys) who put their photo on EP for us all to enjoy. Thank you for sharing your stories. The good, the bad, the ugly and strange, all help...
    TwinkletoesNZ TwinkletoesNZ 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 28

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    Thank you for your caresses...thank you for the kisses... thank you for the lovely words...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    I was raised to say please and thank you, to pull out a chair for your female companion, to hold doors open for both genders (especially seniors) and to treat all women with...
    sixstring77 sixstring77 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 27

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    Thank You for giving me the courage to find my wings. If it weren't through all the hell you put me through I wouldn't know how to fly. I literally couldn't walk, now I not only...
    Kindal Kindal 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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    “Thank you,’ I answered, unsure of the proper American response to her gracious enthusiasm. In the Arab world, gratitude is a language unto itself. “May Allah bless the...
    nealbrute nealbrute 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    Well there's one person who never gives up on me, even when I'm hopeless. They always made me laugh when they knew I was on the verge of a breakdown. They build me back up when I...
    ScarletNightmare ScarletNightmare 13-15, F Oct 4

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    I make a conscience effort to be polite. I will say "thank you" out of habit and quite often I don't get a "you're welcome". It doesn't bother me, though. I don't thank people to...
    ShimmerSquirrels13 ShimmerSquirrels13 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    I want to thank a friend of mine on here. He has been a lovely friend and given me so many reasons to laugh. He brought back a part of me I have really missed. I haven't so...
    IllusiveLittleMe IllusiveLittleMe 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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    Thank you all for keeping me company last night while I was bored. Thank you all for keeping my messages hard to keep up.
    PandaLadi PandaLadi 26-30, F Oct 12

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    I was raised this way. So glad I was. A few school reports said I was a polite pupil. Always been polite and continue to do so to do this day. Sometimes I mess up and forget and I...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F 5 Responses Oct 12

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    Sometimes when I give the person in the supermarket or shop I say "thank you" automatically...thanks for taking my money then! Hahaha
    papercastles papercastles 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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    Thank you from my heart, for everyone whom took the time out of their day to wish me a Happy Birthday. Though it hasn't been a good day for me, your responses and messages have...
    CountryGirl001 CountryGirl001 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 15

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    Just wanted to thank you all for your friendship the last week - my recovery will take time but will come . Thank you Again !
    Dancemomisme Dancemomisme 46-50, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I just want to say thank you for all you ep friends that are adding me. Sorry if I don't get to all the messages, and reply; but thank you for adding mean makes me feel welcomed...
    Chaseisme Chaseisme 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I want to say thank you for those who have stood by me the last few weeks.
    Dancemomisme Dancemomisme 46-50, F Sep 27

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    I've only been in this about 3 hours and so many lovely people are talking to me, and making me feel so happy, there's this one person in particular (you know who you are) that...
    chiana14512 chiana14512 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    I want to, but I also need too. I need to thank you and you know who you are for always being there for me even when I push you away. You don't give up on me, and your very...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 28

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    Music has always been my escape. When it no longer satisfied me I found other, less healthy, ways of coping and dealing with the stress of reality. I just want to shout out a huge...
    HopefullRomantic HopefullRomantic 22-25, F Sep 30

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    Minimum amount of manners...to say please and thank you.Demanding enters in another category and lifestyle hehe
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Oct 5

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    Every time we talk I feel a little better. Thank you
    gybe gybe 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 5

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    My past relationships were very demanding of my time and I guess I kind of became use to that. Having them constantly there became my normal. However it was anything but normal...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    To those who'd talked to me during my panic attacks and sleepless nights. Sending messages to me, my lovely friends in my circle. Some cool people who'd forgiven me for the nasty...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 10

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    To all the creative EP Members who post clever, creative and interesting questions for less industrious and less creative types like me to respond to. You know who you are and I...
    MaitreE MaitreE 51-55, M Oct 12

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    Always do, it's so easy to do. One of my pet hates is people who talk to waiters like they're lower class, just a please and thank you shows appreciation for what they're doing.
    jginaus jginaus 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 13

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    He knows the battle I face with breaking down walls and living out what I want to do against some of my original core values. He never pressures me to increase my snail pace and...
    myownbox myownbox 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I think this is really important. It's small.. but makes a big difference.. Ask with a please.. Offer gratitude with a thank you..
    maktub1 maktub1 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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