I have both written and received many thank you cards in my day. There is an art to a good thank you, and I’d like to think that I’ve very nearly got it down at this point. I have a feeling that if one were to compare one of my thank you cards composed at the age of eight with one written this year, they would have the same key components. The bottom line is, a little thanks goes a long way. And a really genuine, well-written thank you card always makes me want to return the gesture.
Last week I got a thank you card from my friend Liz and I found myself calling her to thank her for her thank you. And then we laughed. I mean, it seems ridiculous to want to send a thank you in response to a thank you. Ah…but what if one could send a “you’re welcome” card?
I fully believe that there is a time and a place for you’re welcome cards.
Situation 1: You are so touched by a thank you card that you feel a response is necessary.
Situation 2. You are having a party/shower/house-warming etc., and you send a “you’re welcome” card to welcome people to your event.
Situation 3: You threw a party/did a huge favor for/gave a really expensive, meaningful gift to someone and never heard a word of thanks. This card acts as the most passive-aggressive means to make your feelings known.
I don’t know if anyone will buy these, but I just had to make them. If nothing else, I know that one of these situations will arise and I will be ready, you’re welcome card in hand.