Nov 10, 2016

The Top 4 Ways to Say Thank You in Honor of Thanksgiving

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The word “thanks” is an integral part of the holiday we call Thanksgiving, yet we often forget to express our thanks. After all, the holiday tends to be a time that’s focused on food, rushing around in preparation and shopping. 

This year, take some time to really consider how you can say “thank you” to the people you care about and to the people who deserve to hear these special words. Not only will this be meaningful to them, but it can be meaningful to you, too.

Write a Handwritten Letter

When was the last time you wrote or received a handwritten letter? For most people, it’s been quite a while — perhaps years. 

Handwritten letters have supposedly gone the way of the dinosaur, but don’t believe they are extinct. A handwritten, heartfelt note can express your caring and thanks more warmly than a text or email ever could. Think about some people in your life you’d like to say “thank you” to, and send them a letter using your personal words and in your handwriting.

Send a Gift Basket

If you’re not comfortable writing a thank you note or you feel a little self-conscious and are looking for a visual way to show you care, you can always go the route of a gift basket. Sending a gift basket to someone as a thank you is a symbol of your affection and devotion. 

Gift baskets come in a variety of shapes, sizes and prices, so you’re sure to find one suitable for your recipient. Remember to keep in mind their nutritional needs and preferences, such as requiring kosher products, vegan items or low-sugar treats.

Buy a Present

Why wait until the end of the year to give a present? Surprise someone who really deserves your thanks by buying them a gift. They definitely will be shocked, especially if you’ve never done something like it before. You don’t have to spend a fortune to make a meaningful gesture — and make someone’s day.

Do Some Volunteering

Let us never forget that there are many people who are less fortunate than we are. Some have done things that deserve our thanks, such as veterans who have found themselves in difficult circumstances. Say thank you to your community by volunteering this November with your favorite nonprofit. It’s a way to make a donation that will spread positivity across your city and its neighborhoods.

Thanksgiving is more than just turkey, dressing and pumpkin pie. Say “thank you” this year in the way most meaningful to you and your family.