One of the best feelings in the world is when someone takes a moment of their day to thank you. Sometimes, these thanks can come as an email or text, but it’s always more personal and thoughtful when someone sends you a card. You’re able to put down on paper your memories and feelings for this person, making it so much more intimate than any other method of thanks.
You’ve just finished a big project for your company. You might have spent the last few months working on it, and you know there’s no way you can say thank you enough for all that hard work. So what should you do? Why not send a thank you card? Sending cards has benefits which go well beyond physical acknowledgement of its recipient: they strengthen relationships, make people feel appreciated, and show social aptitude.
Sending customer appreciation letters is a very thoughtful gesture and helps to build customer loyalty and trust. It is not the same as thanking people verbally; it makes those who have received them feel they are appreciated, while also helping to strengthen customer relationships.
We often forget to even send cards after being thanked, so this shows that we value our relationship with the individual more than we let on, which can only strengthen our bond.
Sending letters is not just for sending cards either; however, cards are probably the most common way to show thanks because they are often sent over when people receive gifts, tickets to events and other tokens of appreciation. They can be used as acknowledgements for work already performed.
A simple thank you card can make especially your customers, there are so many ways to show appreciation, and a simple thank you card is one of the best.
Here are some tips on how to write your thank you/appreciation letter:
– Keep your card short and sweet.
– Offer an extra gift or gift card for the person you’re thanking. (This is when you can really go gaga on a thank you note, who knows what they might do with all of that money!) Something as simple as flowers at a store that they like, or even a nice dinner treat worth more than the cost of the card can be extremely touching and show your appreciation in a way that won’t get forgotten.
– If it’s an anniversary, date or holiday, mention it! For example: Happy Anniversary! We’re so happy for you in this time of joy.
– Acknowledge why you’re sending the card. It’s always nice to say “Thank you for helping me” or “Thank you for being one of my closest friends”. Sometimes if it’s a business situation, including an actual reason behind your appreciation will be very helpful in showing that you mean what you say.
– Make sure that your card has a personal touch to it. You can include a picture of the two of you, or something along those lines, just make it feel like it wasn’t just anyone who sent this out to them.
– Always sign the card! It’s important to acknowledge who the sender is if they’re not included on the front cover.
– Always finish with a closing line. “Have a wonderful day” or “I hope you’re feeling better soon” are all great examples of how to end a thank you card. End on something that implies hope, even after the person is no longer in your life. This can help bring closure to the situation, and it will help them remember your gesture!
Who will you be sending a thank you card to? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂