We don’t see thank you cards like this one every day! This Featured Favorite, a wedding thank you card, was created by Brett and Gabriella for their May wedding. When we saw the photo with Pope Francis, we just had to hear their story.
As a stationery company, we value the importance of the handwritten note and going the extra step after a job interview to mail a thank you note. If you are wondering how to follow up after a job interview, here are our 8 tips to help you get a step ahead of the competition.
- Don’t underestimate the power of a handwritten thank you note. It is not only an essential part of job interview etiquette, it is the perfect opportunity to hammer home the key points you want your interviewer to remember about you.
- Hand write, don’t email. This is your chance to impress the interviewer. They took time out of their busy day to meet with you, so show your appreciation by taking time to hand write a note and mail it. You will stand out next to others applying for the job.
- Send a thank you card to everyone who interviewed you. Continue reading
It’s graduation season, and that means grads all over the country are having parties, receiving congratulations and good-luck-wishes from loved ones, and opening gifts. Learning how to write graduation thank you cards is next on the list.
Let’s start with ordering them. It’s a nice touch when your thank you cards match your graduation announcements or invitations. Pear Tree’s graduation collection includes thank you cards to match most announcements, and they can be personalized the same way. For example, if you choose a certain color for your announcement, you can choose the same color for your thank you cards.
Sending wedding thank you cards is a must as you and your new spouse enter wedded (eh-hem, responsible) life. Your family, friends, colleagues and neighbors took time out of their lives to join in your special day, so taking the time to thank them is necessary. But don’t think that every thank you card has to be the same. There can be ways to spruce it up a bit to share memories and moments with your guests. Here are 3 wedding thank you ideas to make your card stand out when guests are opening them.
1. Include printed photos of the guests. This idea has been a hit with friends and family! All you have to do is simply print off photos (that your photographer will give you) of your guests enjoying their time at your wedding. Include one or two pictures in your thank you card envelope and you’re done. It’s an added surprise, plus it brings back fun memories from the day. (Use idea #1 from this post to be sure you get a photo of every guest!)
For all those who’ve struggled with how to write a thank you card, here are a few tips that might make it a little easier. Whether your note is to follow up on a job interview or to thank a party hostess, knowing how to get started will make it that much easier to finish.
- Write it right away. Preferably while the event is fresh in your mind. Nothing is harder than trying to remember details of a conversation, dinner party or event, weeks after it happened. If you write the thank you note quickly, it’ll be easier to come up with specific things to mention, perhaps a funny moment or a thoughtful touch you appreciated. Wedding thank you cards you can take a little longer, but most etiquette books suggest sending them within 2-3 months.
- Specific is better. Anybody can write a generic thank you note, and we’ve all gotten them: “Thanks for the blankety blank. I really appreciate it. Thanks again. Love, Julie.” Much better to mention exactly what you’re thanking this person for, and add something specific about why you liked it. Continue reading
Teacher Appreciation Day is May 6th, and it’s the perfect opportunity to recognize your child’s teacher for the inspiring work he or she does. Challenging, encouraging and shaping young lives, teachers pass on many amazing gifts to their students, and May 6th is your day to give back.
- Write a thank you note. A simple, sincere note means the most, and is easy for a teacher to keep. Decorate it with a colorful drawing for a special touch. Continue reading
We all know sending a thank you note after an interview is a great way to make a lasting impression on the hiring managers, but once we have the job isn’t it still as important to let your co-workers know how important they are in helping you get your work done? At Pear Tree Greetings, we think so, and the other day my neighbor and I were talking about thank you card ideas, and she had a great example of using them at work. We asked her to share it with you!
Written by Rebecca Glaser: (read more about Rebecca below)
I was raised to always send thank you notes. As soon as I could write, my mom made me write my own thank you letters to grandparents after birthdays and Christmas. My grandmother would even respond to my thank you letters to say thank you for my thank you. Until recently, I thought that tradition had died with her generation.
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Today is a good day to let a teacher know how much you appreciate them! (Actually, any day is a good day to do that!) Whether it’s a word of thanks, a note or a gift, it truly is the thought that counts. And if you’re not ready with something today, the end of the school year is the next best time to show your appreciation.
Our Holly Days is another one of our beloved Pearistas. Holly decided to create a DIY Elf-ing Treat using Pear Tree’s Christmas notelettes. We love homemade Christmas gift ideas and we wanted to share this one with our readers. Enjoy!
J & I have the sweetest neighbors. They are always bringing over toys for the boys to play with & sneaking them Squeez-It’s on hot days. Sometimes they bring their cat out to let the boys pet her & they always stop to listen to their stories.
I think elf-ing your neighbors is such a sweet idea & it’s a tradition that J & I decided to start with the kids this year. I had some extra apple butter from the batch I made, so we decided to use it for the neighbors’ elf treat. And Pear Tree’s sweet new Christmas Notelettes & Christmas gift tags/personalized stickers are perfect for elf-ing!
Isn’t this just the sweetest little thing? Anything that is miniature is automatically 10x cuter. Besides, homemade apple butter. I went ahead & brushed off both my mom win & awesome neighbor shoulders for this one.