It’s graduation season! Congrats to all those who will be walking across the high school graduation stage this year. As you prepare for this exciting time in your life, you are probably getting several graduation gifts from friends and family members who want to wish you well on your journey to college. While it is great to get tons of towels and photo albums, never forget that receiving the gift is not the end of the story.
When you get your high school graduation gift, just throwing away the wrapping paper is not enough. You still need to write a thank you note. Sure, you may think this is old fashioned, but it’s the right thing to do regardless. It does not have to be long, but it needs to be handwritten (be sure it is legible) and mailed very soon after you received the gift. All you have to say is thank you for the gift and maybe a little something about how you appreciate the love and support the gift-giver has given you throughout the years. Or if that is not your style, maybe include a couple of words about how you are excited to go to college. Whatever you say, you can rest easy when the notes are done because you not only did the right thing, but also let those who gave you a gift know how much you appreciate them.
So when you receive a high school graduation gift, you are sure to impress by writing a thank you note!