Lately, Very Mary has been wondering whatever happened to the thank you card? Not the thank you text. Not the thank you email. Not the thank you facebook post. But the real, old-fashioned, handwritten thank you note.
When Very Mary was a kidlet, there was no choice about whether or not to write a thank you card, because Very Momma Said So. And maybe there was some grumbling under her breath and a fake plea of hand cramps, but Very Mary always wrote those thank you notes. And she still does. And Very Daughter writes thank you notes. And Very Mary's friends write thank you notes. But that's about where it ends. When did it become okay to not write a thank you note?
Here's what Very Mary would like : a thank you card revolution.
Buy some. Make some. Use a napkin or a scrap of paper. Anything. Heck, send a thank you postcard - it'll cost $0.28 and take about 3 minutes of time. Thank people through the regular old mail. Doesn't it feel good to be appreciated for what you've done? Very Mary loves a hearty pat on the back. And that's why she still writes thank you notes. A really real, tangible card to say thanks. It's easy. It's heartfelt. And to be quite honest, it's polite. If someone does something nice for Very Mary, the least she can do is thank that someone in a mannerly manner with real words written by her Very Own Hand.