This time of year is all about showing gratitude to the people we care about. However, we often forget to say two little words that hold a big meaning. The importance of writing thank you cards this Christmas.
It true though isn’t it, on Christmas day we take in the presents, eat the delicious foods, drink the wine and watch the Queen speech. Yet at the end of it, when we saying our goodbye, we forget to say those two little words. You know what two little words I’m talking about.
It really doesn’t need to be explained the importance of saying thank you, does it? After all it common politeness courtesy we learn when we are really young. Yet in a survey by Postnap*, just over half of people in the UK actually thanked their friends and family in person. Opting instead to do so via social media or in emails.
This does bring up a problem to anyone who is not connected to social media or doesn’t have an email address. How exactly do you say thank you, if you don’t do it in person? Another problem is, how to say those two words if you can’t say it in person. It might be you’re too shy, or socially awkward to say thank you. Or you just don’t know how to say thank you in person.
So there a catch 22, more people are opting to use online method – while there are some is not connected. And there are others who don’t say it at all, due to shyness. Two little words get lost and awkward silence occurred.
How to get out of this pickles, and also how to overcome the awkward silence that can happen on Christmas day?
The solution is simple and some might say, a little old-fashioned. write a thank you cards this Christmas. Yes, I’m talking about beautifully decorated thank you cards – not some quick clip art you whipped up in Photoshop.
There nothing wrong with digital over the email clip art thank you cards this Christmas, but often it does get lost in the big vacuum of emails and Facebook messages.
The good old fashion thank you cards which has been posted and personalized can in itself be a keeper. Something you might keep in your memory box under your bed. A keepsake that you can look back on a remember when your ex-best friend gave you that thank you cards.
It a perfect solution to overcome your shyness and there no need to log into an email account to read it. The person who you write it to will be thrilled and appreciate the gesture. After all, Christmas is about showing gratitude to the people we care about.
While some might argue that writing thank you cards is a chore, something you only doing cause your mum is nagging you to. Don’t think like that. Think of it as a fun activity where you can put on your own stamp. It can be your own design and the recipients would find it really special to have a personalized thank you cards.
If you are ready to write thank you cards this Christmas, and is ready to show your gratitude for that socks presents that uncle Dave has given you for the 14th years in a row. Or your best friend has given you the best Christmas present ever and you’re on top of the world. Then lets Basic Invite be your guide.
Basic Invite has over 1500 thank you notes designs. Each one of them is completely customizable to suit your style. There’s a thank you cards for every occasion and the designs vary from foil to photo to everything in between.
Here are a four more reasons on why to use Basic Invite thank you cards:
Almost Unlimited Colors – Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited colour options with instant previews online. Once you select a design you can change the colour of each element on the card to over 180 different colour options so you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the littlest detail. This is what we feel sets us apart from almost any other online stationery company and is what we feel is our biggest draw.
Custom Samples – Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers the ability to order a printed sample of their actual invitation so they can see exactly how it will print as well as the paper quality before they ever have to place their final order.
Over 40 Different Colors of Envelopes – Basic Invite is just as colourful with our envelopes as we are with our invitations. Customers can choose from over 40 different colours when it comes to their envelopes so that they can make their invitation stand out even before it is opened. All of our envelopes are peel and seal so the envelopes can be quickly and securely closed.
Free Address Collection Service – Use our free address collection service to request your addresses with just three simple steps. Share a link, collect addresses, and get free envelope printing.
There no need to be awkward this Christmas, by not saying thank you. Whether it from a social shyness problem or someone isn’t connected online. There is no excuse really in this modern age and for a moment put yourself in that person shoes, especially if that person went out of their way to make Christmas special for you. You would expect a thank you, wouldn’t you? Well, a little thank you cards can solve that problem and it also means that there be no bad blood for next year.
Will you be writing a thank you cards this Christmas?
(This post was in collaberation with Basic Invite.)