Thank You Notes Don't Have to Say "Thank You" on the Front
Did you know that you can make almost any card a thank you card? It doesn't have to have the words, "thank you" on the front. The words on the front of the card don't define what the card is. The words on the inside of the card do.
This isn't to say that the Happy Mail Collections aren't the perfect cards to send. They can be your go-to cards in almost all situations. But sometimes you want to mix it up. Go crazy. Do something radical.
Those are the times when you can send a card from the She is . . . and the She still is . . . Collections. Choose the one that is the right match for the recipient and for the reason for the note. Don't overthink it though. Your message on the inside turns it into a thank you note.
Send She is a Rock Star to the hostess who was super organized. Send She Leaves a Little Sparkle to someone who referred her friend to you. And Exciting Things Happen Outside Her Comfort Zone is a great choice for a thank you after an opportunity call.
The Badass Collection is a great choice to send to someone who is in fact a badass. Thank her for just being a badass or for hosting a party or giving you a gift. You should probably reserve this collection for people you know well unless you are a legit badass. Then you can send them freely.
The message inside the thank you card follows the same 3-sentence outline whether the outside has the words "thank you" on it or not.
- Reason for the note.
- Something about the gift or act.
- Something complimentary about the person.
If you can reference the words from the front of the card or from the story on the back, great. But you don't have to.
An added bonus about sending a card with a different message on the front, is that the recipient is more likely to keep the card. She might even display it on her desk or a bulletin board. And what's inside that card? Your name--available whenever she needs your product or service.
Celebrate every day,