In preparation for Thanksgiving week and next week’s newsletter on gratitude, I’m focusing on the business of thanking people.
Your Thank You notes should
- Be handwritten. Nothing beats a handwritten note!
- Be written on note cards with images of your art on them. Why use a commercial note card or someone else’s art. Show you’re an artist whenever you can! (Would love for you to leave good resources for note cards in the comments.)
- Come from the heart–they don’t have to be long, but they do have to show your sincerity. Add at least one sentence that personalizes your note to that particular person.
- Include your Web site, contact info, and image credit on the back.
Your action steps
- Get some note cards with your images printed on them. Get lots of them and keep them close by.
- Always have a supply of first-class stamps available. Buy the ones with art on them!
- Keep track of anyone who needs to get a Thank You note from you so that you can write it in a timely manner.
- Pack note cards and stamps for any business trips you take. You can write the Thank You notes on the plane home.