Sending thank you note cards from a computer in the comfort of your own home is getting easier as time goes by. It is also getting easier on your wallet, as the cost of postage continues to rise.
Sending a card thanking someone for a gift or for helping you out is a tradition that has been around for years, but these days many people are confronted with a dilemma. Should they mail a traditional thank you note card or should they utilize the new media and send a note online? The answer will depend on a few factors that should be carefully considered.
The benefits of using online cards is that you don’t have to work so hard to come up with thank you card sayings or thank you card wording. There are sites that will let you pick from a pre-made thank you card template so that you will find just the intro or wording that you are looking for. On many sites you are also able to add your own custom message to the card which is a nice and personal touch that you should include. Sending an electronic thank you card to someone you want to thank is as easy as signing up, picking a card, adding a note, and sending to an address. You may even have the option of sending the card to a real mailbox or email address depending on which site you select.
There are some cases in which you should think twice about using the internet to send a card, particularly for electronic receipt by the recipient. If you are sending the card to an elderly person who is not comfortable with the internet or email you should use a traditional note. Business users sending letters to other business contact are also advised to go with the paper route. For major events such as a wedding it is a nice touch to write in your own handwriting. Also, if a gift is particularly large and personal note is important.
For all other thank you purposes, an electronic card is worth considering. As time goes on everyone form senders to recipients will become more and more comfortable with sending and receiving cards on the internet. Many people are now converting Christmas cards to email and it just makes economic sense. Just be sure to consider the circumstances before you jump in to e-cards for all of your needs.
Still, for many of the thanks that you owe to others, online thank you note cards are a perfectly acceptable way to go.