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The Art of Writing Thank You Notes is a lost due to social networking.......

Agree or Disagree?

I think there is nothing like getting a little note in the mail that someone took the time to appreciate something nice you did rather than just posting it quickly on FB. Yeah Yeah I know we are all busy but I think it is a decline of an important method of communication.

What do you think? Bump this if you like the "thank you note"


Asked by 8Tinkerboo8 at 9:23 PM on Apr. 1, 2011 in Just for Fun

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Answers (14)
  • I still write them for gifts, or when someone does something above and beyond an ordinary 'favor'. I do it often enough my kids pick up on it. My son had a teacher write him a recommendation letter recently, so he wrote her a thank you note (without me telling him to!) I suppose the practice is so antiquated that the teacher was really impressed. I definitely think anything handwritten is on the decline these days, but at least it makes it all the more special when someone does take the time to do it.

    Answer by lytate95 at 11:26 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • I do thank you notes every time my son gets a gift and always for birthdays. Sometimes I write them just to remind people that I appreciate them.


    Answer by Liamsmom09 at 9:25 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • I understand what your saying but i still send thank you notes and if we teach our kids to do the same hopefully we can keep the tradition alive

    Answer by AmandaV. at 9:31 AM on Apr. 2, 2011

  • Miss those days.

    Answer by jilligan362 at 4:11 PM on Apr. 2, 2011

  • I could not agree with you more! So sad that kids growing up today have no idea what a type writer is, let alone carbon paper!! They just (hopefully) spellcheck it and print out as many copies as they want! I had no copy and paste to write my essays! LOL!

    Answer by PrincessStacy at 9:27 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • Disagree. I "art" of TY notes is lost because of the pointlessness of it all... If someone is truly thankful for something, they make it known, if not, why should they lie about it?

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 9:28 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • My 18 year old daughter did not know how to properly fill out an envelope I noticed one day........I felt so awful, had I failed to teach her something so simple. I always made her do thank you notes but when I think back I always did the envelopes and mailed them. Whooops - we were taught this in school -I guess she was not.

    Comment by 8Tinkerboo8 (original poster) at 9:29 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • Semantics Sabrina - you know what I mean.

    Comment by 8Tinkerboo8 (original poster) at 9:33 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • Here I'll rephrase it - The Decline of the Thank You note - a happy by-product of the information age or sad custom in decline? Is that better, clearer? Sure it's great to say thank you and there are many instances where a mere verbal thank you is completely acceptable. Sometimes, however, a nice thank you note is appropriate. Who is talking about lying Sabrina? Sometimes I don't get some of you ladies.

    Comment by 8Tinkerboo8 (original poster) at 9:41 PM on Apr. 1, 2011

  • I have never not been told thank you when the gift was opened, so unless I wasn't there to watch it, I don't think that it is important to do thank-you notes. If I receive a package from someone (or if one of my children did) I always make sure that either a thank-you note goes out or that we call and personally thank the sender.

    Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 9:42 PM on Apr. 1, 2011