IS THE THANK YOU NOTE STILL SOMETHING YOU DO

Remember how your Mum would drag out a fading patterned envelope of writing paper and a pen and instruct you to write to distant relatives w...

Remember how your Mum would drag out a fading patterned envelope of writing paper and a pen and instruct you to write to distant relatives who sent gifts and well-wishes at Christmas?

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The letters were short, detailed the minimalist holiday plans of a pre-teen - pool, beach, maybe a trip to the movies - and offered a generous ‘thank you’ for whatever trinket had arrived that year. These days, rather than the musty loose leaves of an unspent writing compendium, our thanks are sent by way of a phone call, text, SnapChat, Facebook post or carefully arranged Instagram picture.

We're only three weeks on from Christmas and I feel like so much has happened since, but also nothing at all. It's a funny, heat-hazy, lazy days time of year, isn't it? I'm trying to remind myself to keep this pace and that everything's a little nicer with a please and a thank you.

Here's what else I am up to, or reading this week:

Fountain pens are back, perfect for writing those old-fashioned thank you notes.
Reckon it’s hotter than usual? You’d be right.
Community connections - your friends, local family, neighbours, other parents at your kid’s school, teammates, the person behind the counter at your corner store - they’re all the people who will have your back in an emergency (see above point). Make sure you smile at them today
Do the stuff Girl Guides do, with a monthly badge challenge, in your inbox
Where are all the bloggers going
Uh oh. Is this true of your children's book collection?

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  1. Hi Kate, I have always been a fan of thank you notes, but now days I tend to reserve then for the people who I know will really appreciate them and they mostly tend to be older people. I could not follow the link to the where are the bloggers going article? I would be interested to read it. My favourites are certainly dropping off and I am having trouble finding new ideas for my own blog. Perhaps the heat isn't helping.

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    1. Thanks for pointing out that broken link. I've fixed it and both it and the links within it are well worth a read. I'm always thinking about whether I want to keep the blog, fix it up, make it pay, but mostly I settle with enjoying it for it's own sake and I enjoy the small community of readers and chatters both here and on Instagram or Facebook (your good self among them).

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