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10 Reasons to Write Thank You Notes

Thank You NotesJill GerbrachtComment

It is no secret that I am huge advocate of the value of the handwritten thank you note!  Its power knows no bounds!  Above all, it is the single most impactful way to distinguish yourself in today's digital society.  How many times have you treasured a text or anticipated the arrival of an email?  When compared with all the feels you get from receiving a hand written note in the mail....well, there is really no comparison!

Nothing expresses gratitude and respect for another like a personal note.  People don't remember a text or an email but they always remember a thank you note in their mail box!  After all Jimmy Fallon does it regularly on his show, all in good fun of course....but you can too!

10 Reasons Why You SHOULD Write Thank You Notes:

1.   It is always the right thing to do.  

2.  It can make the difference in business in getting the job or the client.

3.  It sets you apart.

4.   Gratitude is good for the brain.

5.   It will make someone's day!

6.  It is an opportunity to reflect on our gratitude and appreciate the time and energy someone     put in to do something nice on our behalf.

7.  It serves as a keepsake - - no one typically saves an email or a text but a letter, definitely!

8.  It perpetuates an important part of our culture and contributes to a lost art.

9.  It shows you to be  a thoughtful and appreciative person.

I have so many stories from clients over the years about different things that have happened in life for them as a result of this simple act.  There are even books written about is one that might be of interest "The Art of the Handwritten Note" by Margaret Shepherd.

In closing, I would love to hear your stories here too (just click on comments at the top of this article).  And a good rule of thumb on the subject is to remember that the thought behind the thank you note should be equal to or greater than the thought that went into the gift!  

Happy Note Writing!


A little of what we have been up to this holiday season

Christmas + HolidayJill GerbrachtComment

In addition to the many holiday boutiques we were part of this holiday season, we also keep busy with holiday card orders and this year was no exception.  Here is a sampling of some the cards we worked on....


It has always been tradition to share my card every year as here it is...(scroll to the right for other images)...

Did you send a card this year?  We'd love to know!  Just click on the comment section just below the headline.  Thanks and look forward to lots more on our blog in the new year...this is short and sweet!  Signing off and wishing you a Happy New Year!

PS You may notice that this year's card isa recycled version of the card I drew and sent out in 1990...colorized and updated for our family card this year!

Our 17th Annual Holiday Boutique is This Week!

Jill GerbrachtComment

Ever since I started this business in 2000 I have hosted an annual holiday boutique at my home every November.  This year's event will take place on Tuesday evening, November 7th and Wednesday, November 8th.  It's a great opportunity to get some early holiday shopping done and find some unique products.  We have some great featured vendors joining us as well including Rock Goddess Jewelry, Mrs. Hovie's Toffee, Kiyomi Pajamas and Gus Vintage Goods.  It's always a lot of fun and there truly is something for everyone.  PLUS....we always give away some great raffle prizes and everyone has a chance to win just by attending.  We hope to see you here and promise you won't be disappointed!