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I Still Write Handwritten Thank You Notes

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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