Why you should say ‘Thank you’
I’m a huge stickler for Thank You Cards. It doesn’t take a lot to say thank you when someone does something nice for you and to let them know that their efforts have not gone unnoticed. And quite frankly it’s just good manners!
Who doesn’t like getting a little thank you in the post.
Easier said than done!
This is something I would like to instill in my daughter from an early age, but it can be incredibly painful trying to get an early writer to do them without a lot of coercion and frustration. It was her birthday last week and she received some lovely presents from her friends. So, we needed to sit down and do some Thank You Cards.
Some people feel that Thank You Cards need to be handwritten, yes I do agree to some point, but I personally don’t mind if the thank you is in the form of an email, text message or commercially produced . As long as people say ‘thank you’. But for the love of god please do not send e-cards, I have a personal hatred of them. nothing worse than having to click on a link and waiting ages for it to load to see a dancing cat!
As always, I did a little cheat. Using a photo that I took at the party, I had a little post card (pack of 10 was £6.99) created using PhotoBox and added some text on the back so all she needed to do was address them. She also added some stickers to personalise them. Another bonus is that the children who came to the party now have a little keepsake.
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My sister for looking after our dog whilst we were on holiday.
My children this morning as they were very good getting ready for school, I know what you mean about thanking people, my mum drummed it in me when I was a kid and I am the same with my 2 kids, its polite and makes the other person feel appreciated
my sister in law for inviting my children to my nephews birthday party x
my mum and dad for letting my kids go for a sleepover!
My Mum for having my son for the night
my husband, for loving me
I thanked my friend for babysitting for me so I could go to work :)
My husband; for breakfast in bed this morning
My consultant this morning – he looked after me well whilst I was interviewed by 5 groups of student consultants to be!
my children for helping tidy up
my mum who sewed badge on my daughter’s schoool blazer
My daughters mum in law, she sent me a lovely shopping bag.
The last person I thanked was my daughter – she sorted out a printer problem with the computer.
my toddler son – for giving me another little present – this time it was a dry leaf he picked up on his walk…
The man in Specsavers about 30 minutes ago for fixing my son’s glasses
My husband for sharing his chocolate orange with me today.
My girlfriend for making me a cuppa!
MY SON FOR DOING HIS HOMEWORK WHEN I ASKED!
my grandma just for phoning me but I had not spoken to her for a while
My sister for looking after me when home from hospital. :-)
My work colleague who told me how to do something.
My kids for being good for more than 5 mins!!
My Daughter for making me a beautiful card at Rainbows. x
My mum for buying my daughter some winter clothes.
My hubby for making me pudding after tea.
My Mum for my little girl’s birthday presents.
The last person I said thank you to was a friend whos asked me to be godmother!
My friend for being a sweetheart and listening to me moan.
My daughter for her good behaviour
My Husband – for removing a huge spider (i am a coward)
My partner for helping with the housework
A cadet who helped me pack my groceries at Tesco’s.
the lady in the shop when she handed me my change and shopping :)
My partner for sticking with me through my depression xx
Nurse at hospital, for Caring for my relative whilst on her ward. What delighted me most was that the nurse took account of disability :- deaf. As she faced relative, speaking clearly and concisely. Allowing for skill of lip reading to be used.
My mum for baking me a delicious steak and ale pie :)
My mum – she had to come and rescue me with cash last week when my card was declined. DS had spent ALL my money on in app purchases on the ipad!!! #dontask
my daughter for making me a cup of tea x
One of my colleagues at work for checking something for me.
My brother for my daughters birthday present
My mum for taking me out for a meal.
My husband for “being the best hubby in the world” x
My parents, for all their help while my wife was pregnant
My grandparents. They still send me £20 on my birthday.
my mum because she’s amazing!
I thank everyone, everyday because it is the right way to behave.
my mum for helping me clean
My daughter who just bought me some gorgeous slippers xx
I thanked a lady at Aldi this morning for letting me go in front of her in the queue as I only had some juice for my boys pack up and she had a trolley full of shopping.
My mother in law for dog sitting
My friend for looking after our eldest whilst I was giving beth to his baby brother!
My mum, for looking after my daughter while i went to work.
Great bog, made me smile! I too am a stickler for thanking people- I am proud that this has been instilled in my boys. Aged 13 and 10 they appear to be the only ones that go to their football coach at the end of each session and Thank them! #proudmum
My husband for booking a week away for our anniversary
I guess it must be the guy at the local takeaway, even though he was a bit mean with the salad! It’s strange how for some people (like me and you) it’s just automatic to say thank you, please etc and to others it’s automatic to just not bother!
I just thanked my friend for getting me a glass of wine whilst I was entering this competition
My mother for babysitting
My husband for helping me sort out my stamp collection.
My OH for looking after me when i stupidly busted my toe!
My son for doing the washing up x
A colleague for holding the door open for me
My boyfriend – he just got me some water.
My husband when he bought me a cup of tea in
My dad for putting my wardrobe together :)
My mother in law for looking after my cats
Oh it’d have to be my wife yesterday for ironing my work shirt for me. I’m always thankful.
my dad for baby sitting
My husband for making me a cup of coffee a few moments ago.
My lovely hubby for just being lovey – that and he picked some flowers from the garden and put them in a vase to cheer me up x
My wife because she bought me chocolate!
A friend called Carol, as she gave my son a collection of Thomas the Tank Engine books x
My dad for fixing the broken shelf
My hubby for taking our 2 sons out to rugby this afternoon so I can crack on with some baking!
my lovely wife for cooking me tea
my mum for babysitting for me
I have just said thank you to my son for putting the washing up dishes away when he was in the middle of a game of Fifa 14 :-)
MY SISTER FOR GIVING ME A PRIZE SHE WON!
my friend Zoe, for the lovely moving away present she bought me :)
I thanked my aunt and uncle for money they sent me for my birthday, in fact posted it today.
my mother in law for helping me out with my oldest daughter when her baby sister was born
My mom for taking me shopping
My other half for cooking a lovely dinner x
My Dad for being so wonderful
The lovely young man who handed in my purse that I lost wow there’s still some good people about xx
My dad for my morning cup of tea
My father for helping us move house
The polite girl serving on the checkout at Tesco, she packed my shopping for me and was just really helpful!
I thanked my husband for being so patient, i’m pregnant and completely hormonal at the moment so he has a lot to contend with!!!
My mum for helping me out whilst I had to have 3 weeks off to take my wisdom teeth out! She helped me around the house!
my friend karen for picking my son up from school
My mum, for being amazing!! :D
The last person I thanked was my husband for looking after me a couple of weeks ago when I had the flu, I felt very spoiled!
I thanked my daughter for going to the car and getting the picnic blanket out so I could put it in the garden for the kids to sit on whilst they played with their dolls :)
My partner as hes a great loving father to our children and a amazing partner to me
my daughter for making her lunch
What a brilliant idea to use a photo of them. Last thanked my husband for unblocking the drain!
I thanked my Mum for buying me a new laptop :) x
My son’s 1-2-1 for helping him out so much.
All of my wedding guests on Friday – lots of thank you cards need to be ordered!
My Mum who made me a lovely cup of tea!
An elderly couple who had us and our 3 children for lunch. It was such a lovely day and they went out of their way to find toys for the boys to play with.
Family for my daughters birthday presents
My sister in law, for looking after our cats while we were away
My little girl – for whispering ‘I love you, mummy’ before hopping into bed. :)
I thanked my lucky stars I am not the man in the street whom I bought The Big Issue from.
My little boy for making me laff and smile!
my friend for always being there for me!