handwritten notes

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Close to a decade ago, I sat down and wrote letters to people who influenced my life as a teenager.
I'll admit it -- I was never a note writer. I actually tried to elope with my first husband just so I wouldn't have to write thank-you notes for my wedding gifts. Did I appreciate the gifts that were given? Of course. But I'd rather do without 5.45 sets of china than have to write ten thank you notes.
No matter how times have changed and how the rules of etiquette have evolved, one important guideline remains (and shall endure): A thank you note is something every gift recipient should send and every gift giver expects.
If you visit us here at HuffPost Home even on occasion, you know we hold two things in high regard: Our (unapologetic) love
** It was hard to imagine back in the days of Lisa Frank paper packs and Ann Geddes calendars that there could ever be a
If there are people in your life who don't take the time to "stop and smell the roses," or are too tired, too stressed out or too crazed by work to smile, perhaps you can help them.
Perhaps the most satisfying aspect of letter writing is the opportunity to communicate exactly what is on your mind and what a joy that brings to the sender and the receiver.
Thank-you notes show that you are respectful, they make you look good, and they are absolutely necessary!