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Ettiquette requires sending a thank you note after receiving a gift.

Phoning, thanking the gift giver in person, or even e-mailing your thanks is usually not the proper way to thank someone. Three important aspects of a thank you note:

1. Write your thank you notes promptly after a gift or service has been received. Thank you notes should be mailed within a few days of receiving the gift.

2. Thank you notes should reflect your sincere gratefulness. Try to thank the person in the same tone you would use if you were talking to them face-to-face.

3. Personally write your thank you notes to give them a personal touch. A handwritten thank you note is also like a gift in itself.

Preprinted thank you notes let guests know the gift has been received. However, you should follow-up with a handwritten, personal thank you note.

Read more on the outline of a typical thank-you note @ www.babycachet.com.

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