I’m not going to instruct you on etiquette, but I do want you to make an attempt at sending handwritten notes from your desk. Either at the home or corporate office, your desk is a personal space for conducting all types of business and there’s no excuse for neglecting the simple task of writing “thank you.” I found that no matter the basis of the relationship, everyone appreciates a note of recognition. In the same day, I’m writing thank you cards to my best friend who hosted a delicious dinner and to a business colleague for a job referral. When setting up your desk, buy some stationery that will add a nice accent while sitting on the corner of your desk.
I’m obsessed with letterpress stationery and usually pay a premium for it. The art of stamped graphics is a subtle but laborious process that adds a special flair to the art of correspondences. I’m happy to find that the time-old tradition is becoming quite popular these days for special occasion invites and celebratory cards. You can imagine how happy I was to find these thank you cards at Target. Truth is, the cards are actually a collection of stationery for affordable DIY weddings, but there’s no reason why you can’t use them for general notes of appreciation. The card, with an elegant script serif font in a basic black ink, is printed on a cream colored parchment paper that is quite suitable for women and men. What I like about these cards is the simple formality in design and how it complements an organized desk with grace.
The amazing price for these cards is $12.99 for a box of 50. Visit your nearest Target or purchase online at http://www.target.com/Thank-You-Flat-Panel-Cards-50-pk-Black/dp/B0014X0R3M/sr=1-10/qid=1245012862/ref=sr_1_10/182-7379767-7074128?ie=UTF8&frombrowse=0&index=target&rh=k%3Athank%20you&page=1.