Monday, December 15, 2008

Thank You Notes

I'm happy to report that all of our 100+ thank you notes are finished! Mr. Bliss and I spent several Sunday afternoons working through our list and writing them.

While choosing the design of our thank you notes, I found inspiration in an unlikely place - our toasting flutes.

Belle Boulevard toasting flutes by kate spade.

The flutes were a gift from a bridesmaid and I just loved the design. As I was going through Crane's new wedding collections I discovered that kate spade had just introduced a new Belle Boulevard wedding suite. The correspondence cards in yellow were just right for our thank you notes.

kate spade for Crane & Co. Belle Boulevard correspondence cards.

Now what exactly were we to write in those pretty cards? According to Crane's Wedding Blue Book, there's a simple formula for a thank you note:

- Greet the giver.
- Express your thanks.
- Say something nice about the gift and how you will use it.
- Mention the past, allude to the future.
- Repeat your thanks.

Here's an example:

Dear Aunt Kay and Uncle Joe,

Thank you so much for lovely crystal cake plate. I'm looking forward to baking now that we have such a beautiful piece to display the goodies!

It was wonderful, as always, to see you both at the wedding. I especially enjoyed dancing to the oldies with Uncle Joe. We are looking forward to seeing you at Thanksgiving and telling you all about our adventures in Hawaii!

Thanks again for your generosity.

With love,

Mr. and Mrs. Bliss

1 comment:

Juliet Grossman said...

Hi there - I am a Crane stationery nut & love your blog. I linked to you on my blog about thank you notes here, in one of my tips where I recommend that people keep all supplies to write in one place and of course have beautiful stationery to inspire them.

Props to you for 100+ thank yous! I did it myself. Many of us did. I wonder now whether thank you note writing is dying out. I have started a handwritten thank you note writing service (my blog about thank you notes accompanies my service; it is a place for me to write observations and note things of interest about thank you note writing.)

I sincerely believe thank you notes have never been more relevant to society than they are today.