So why send a thank-you card? Is it just old-fashioned etiquette or does it still matter? Of course, we can pick up the phone or send a quick text but it’s just not the same! Many people still believe that sending a proper thank you note or card is a thoughtful gesture that shows that you have taken the time to show your appreciation. A warm, hand-written message in a well-chosen thank-you card will mean so much – we all like to know that our gifts or acts of kindness are appreciated.
So what is the traditional etiquette for sending thank-you cards? According to Debrett’s “As a general rule, a thank you letter should always be handwritten and sent within a week to ten days of an event or receipt of a present.” We have collected here some gorgeous thank-you cards that will say a special thank you for a birthday, wedding, Christmas or baby gift.
It is traditional too to send a thank-you to those who sent condolences at a bereavement or who sent ‘get well’ wishes during an illness. A note to say how much you enjoyed a dinner party or weekend staying with friends will always go down well. And you can be sure that a ‘Thank you Teacher’ card will be much appreciated at the end of term.
When should children start to say their own thank-yous? With our cute ‘Thank You For My Present’ cards they can start as soon as they can write their name and move on to adding their own messages as their writing develops.
Browse this section to find a card that is just right for your occasion. We have all sorts of lovely designs featuring flowers, birds, shoes, sparkly lettering and classic script. Or why not pick one of our boxes of notecards so you are always supplied with a pretty card at short notice?
And for a really special thank-you there are our personalised greetings cards with a message of your choice engraved on a silver plate attached to a lovely ribbon-trimmed card.
“Manners maketh man” is a quotation from the 14th century – but it still holds true today!