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I Still Write Handwritten Thank You Notes

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My life has typically brought me in contact with folks from many other cultures; college, career, my faith group. I decided I would try to learn the most basic phrases in the...
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    You left me without saying goodbye. I wished you would have said it. But then again you were blocked by me. But still even though I did that, I wish we had a chance to say goodbye...
    AmberDD AmberDD 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    There is so much sharing of UN-happy, problems, sad and bad on this site. I want to thank those of you that share happy and good things. I really enjoy reading the writer work and...
    TheOldMountianMan TheOldMountianMan 61-65, M 1 Response Mar 14

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    personally, I think it is only good and proper etiquette to thank someone who is providing a service to me. I do not like the new 'no problem' replacement for 'you're welcome...
    billytex1 billytex1 61-65, M 1 Response Mar 7

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    Dear Lord, Thank you so much for sour green mangoes and piri piri peppers!!!
    abcdefghisabelmnopqrst abcdefghisabelmnopqrst 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 4

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    yes please and thank you is a must here or your in trouble
    btiny13 btiny13 70+ 2 Responses Mar 6

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    I was always taught as a child when growing up to say thank you and please. I was told that you do that when being polite and to show you appreciate what is being done. I have...
    planter715 planter715 51-55, M 3 Responses a week ago

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      So u blocked me . no reason given . just did it out of the blue . didnt even bother to say you didnt want to be with me anymore . But im worried about you still...
    girldevil123 girldevil123 16-17, F 9 hrs ago

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    I would like to thank everyone for the prayers. Jackson is making slight improvements. He is breathing much easier, and is off the ventilator. His appetite has come back, which is...
    JanaElisabeth JanaElisabeth 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    I was taught as a child to thank a person when they do something for you. You need to show your grateful and appreciation . A person shouldn't just expect someone to help you.
    planter715 planter715 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 1

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    To all the amazing people who text me with support on this dark day, thanks u!!! U are amazing! Potatoe for You!!!
    Mysorrow Mysorrow 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 12

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    Your name brings flashback Yet you made me want to read the newspaper You told me how it is to travel the world vertically than horizontally You talk about the north and south...
    Provinceana Provinceana 18-21, F Mar 7

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    We spoke all the time. They taught me many things. Liz. Mike. Alex. I will only know your written emotions, thoughts, now. Mike I met you first. You brought Liz to me. She brought...
    Diana14R Diana14R 13-15, F Mar 16

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    I will hold your hand always. We will never stop looking for dragons.
    LuxThePoet LuxThePoet 41-45, F a week ago

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    Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh?" he whispered. "Yes, Piglet?" "Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand. "I just wanted to be sure of you.” A. A. Milne
    LuxThePoet LuxThePoet 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    To my EP friends who reached out to me yesterday and chatted for a while when I was feeling very low, rejected and angry. Im usually the positive out reaching out and inspiring...
    urwright urwright 41-45, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    When people ask how you been and the other person tells them your ok.... Or when I go doctors with my mum and they ask me what's wrong and she tells them :/ people need give me a...
    JonathanLovesToParty JonathanLovesToParty 13-15, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    1. I am very creative. 2. I have self control. 3. I have a sense of humor. 4. I have a old soul, I'm mature for my age. 5. My eyes, I guess. :P
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    I hate it everyone speaks for me. A person asks me
    kitty609 kitty609 18-21, F Mar 1

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    Sorry my other one was cut off. So someone will ask me my name and someone will say eve ! ?!!!!!! (Isn't my name using an example)
    kitty609 kitty609 18-21, F Mar 1

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    davilaivancarlos davilaivancarlos 70+, T Mar 13

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    i love pomba gira. she is my helper and my confident. better than a friend
    anonimato anonimato 46-50, F 6 days ago

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    Mysterious she is, like the wind she moves, She is very quiet and far away, She fills me up with her words, Like the Spring she renews my outlook on life, She doesn't say much...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 7 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I wiggle my fingers, pressing down old and squeaky keys. Blowing into the generic 1 1/2 size mouthpiece, eyes wander to staggering sixteenth notes in a familiar 6/8 time. It's...
    Blueaquatic Blueaquatic 18-21, F Mar 1

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    A LETTER TO MY GIRLFRIEND BEFORE HER DEATH . Sitting here looking at the sky thinking It's really hard to pass a day without any text from you how I deal my life without U I am...
    romeowacco romeowacco 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 4

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    PLEASE KINDLY READ.., My name is Ada... Ada is FEMALE and Loves every bit of it whilst appreciative of other genders but not interested in switching genders... She is BLACK...
    TouchaSoul TouchaSoul 31-35, F Mar 14

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    INSINCERITY oh babe, I can't thank you for this, but yes, I'll still take the kiss. you knew it was only a game, and I'm still happy you came; everyone needs that moment of bliss...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 3 days ago

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