When Is A “Thank You” Not Enough?

14 May
Dear Readers,

I recently received an email from a friend regarding my Posting on April 10 “When is a thank you too much?” She wanted to know, when is it not enough? So to my dear friend I just love, love, love when a request comes in to MIND YOUR BUSINESS and tell you exactly what you need to know and do! My happy dance has begun, my day can not possibly get any better! 

So lets begin!   

“When a Handwritten Thank-you Note Is a Must.”

“When you’ve been entertained at a business-related occasion that crosses from business to social-dinner, an evening out with your spouse, a weekend house party at the home of an employer or other business associate, or as guest of honor at an office party.”

“When the occasion was purely social but was hosted by someone with whom you do business.”

“When you receive a gift from a client, vendor, or associate, …Even if you did thank the giver in person, a follow-up note is always appreciated.”

As a guest in someone’s home, “Overnight visits require handwritten thank-you-notes-with the emphasis on “Handwritten”- within a day or two of your return home.” (“The only exception is when your hosts are relatives or close friends…a call the next day is appreciated.”)

“Wedding or baby shower gifts – A note is still expected whether or not you’ve given thanks in person. (Wedding gift, a note with three months, shower gift, within a day or two)

“Condolence notes or gifts, send a written thank-you to anyone who sent a personal note, flowers, or a donation. It’s fine for a close friend or relative to write notes on the recipient’s behalf.”

When you have not opened a gift in front of the giver and thanked them in person!

Again, it has been my pleasure to tell you what to do and what NOT to do!

Kindest regards,


President and CEO


2 Responses to “When Is A “Thank You” Not Enough?”

  1. Eva May 14, 2012 at 9:55 am #

    Thanking you for the comments and kind words you write in my posts, Lotta. Belated Happy Mother’s Day! Sorry I couldn’t write or greet you earlier, the family was away for the weekend.

    • asklotta May 15, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

      Thank you Eva! Happy happy mother’s day to you. I had my oldest daughter with me, it was joyful and happy!
      xoxo, Lotta

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