Sunday, September 1, 2013

The Power of a Thank You Note

I have a friend who(m) I met through my card biz. She is crafty, but hadn't tried making cards yet. Knowing her love of a good bargain, I cautioned her on the potential money pit, but when she bought a box of goodies at a yard sale, I gleefully went over to show her how to use her new stuff. She was in love.

Fast forward a few years, and I just got this email from her (details slightly modified for that whole anonymity thing):

So, I have gotten into the habit of sending a thank you note when someone does an interview for me, or answers a hard question that I can't answer using on-line or library resources, refers me or hires me for a small job. The cards usually have a goofy phone booth on the front with a sappy quote about expert advice over the phone, or a typewriter and a quote about the rare person who appreciates a good writer. And just a few words about what they did and that I'm thankful.

One company was so tickled, they referred me for a "temporary" writing job with another company. I did the four month contract with that company, sent a thank you note, and they extended my contract. Another company had referred me and I sent a thank you note. The guy at the referring company sent a thank you for the thank you. That was six months ago, and this weekend, they offered me a huge project. It's freaking unbelievable.

Yes, FREAKIN' UNBELIEVABLE! I have personally been trying to resurrect the custom of sending cards, just because, and see? IT IS A GOOD IDEA!

I just had to share her story. Isn't it great?!?!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. That is so awesome. And inspiring to SEND MORE CARDS!

  2. What a great story! You're a wonderful friend:)

  3. Thank you.

    This was a very nice reminder.

  4. Fabuolous story Leslie. Thanks for sharing it and a reminder of how even in this digital age a hand-written note... A semingl small gesture...can have such a big impact!

  5. That's wonderful!
    My mom is a Thank You person, and I'm hard pressed to keep her in cards....maybe I need to make myself some!


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