After receiving a gift
When someone takes the time to pick out, wrap, and send you a thoughtful gift, sending thank you notes is a necessity. Whether it’s for your birthday, wedding, or baby shower, these gifts are given with love. “Medium is part of the message,” notes Daniel Post Senning, spokesperson for The Emily Post Institute and co-host of “The Awesome Etiquette Podcast.” “Your level of intent is illustrated with a handwritten note.” Choose nice stationary or cards and include a thoughtful message. Senning explains that these notes don’t have to be long—thank the individual for the gift, and for their attendance to your event or shower if they were present, and include a follow up as to how you will use the item and if possible, when you will see them next! Here are some tips for writing a heartfelt thank you.