Southern Girl Realness: Thank You Notes

I love stationary.

Since I could remember, I was always interested in having cute, matching paper, cards, and envelopes due to my love for writing. For me, it made sending letters fun and interesting.

In the 11th grade, I worked as a summer intern for the CNN center, and it was a great opportunity. I learned a great deal about work ethics and business/social etiquette. One of the things that I learned was the importance of sending thank-you notes. Using thank-you notes is a simple and effective way of showing your appreciation. These things have been very beneficial for me, and my husband. When my husband interviewed for his most recent position, I suggested he send a thank-you card. He listened to me and sent it. He was pleasantly surprised to receive an email from the project manager, stating, “Thanks for the thank you card. It was a great gesture.” A week later, he was notified he got the position. Now I’m not saying a thank-you note will be the sole reason a person will get a job, but it can help in being a defining factor. As noted in the book, The Amy Vanderbilt Complete Book of Etiquette, “Take note: people have sometimes been offered jobs because they were the only applicant to write a thank-you letter to the person who conducted the interview. This simple, courteous gesture demonstrates these three valuable qualities mentioned before: motivation, enthusiasm, and responsibility.” Once again, having manners will take you very far in life.

Added to my collection of thank-you cards are these beautiful cards I found for $5 at TJ Maxx.


I love the pretty pink color of the flowers (I love pink…can’t you tell), and the gold trimming adds a nice amount of sparkle.


These thank-you cards are simple yet chic. On the inside, they’re blank so you can personalize them to your liking. I’m planning on sending some to the people who wrote me letters of recommendations for my new graduate RN residency.


  1. Nicole Cherise · June 15, 2015

    My mom always said the same! A little thank you goes a long way.

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  2. Archon's Den · June 17, 2015

    A guy walks into a small store, and asks the cute female clerk, “Do you keep stationery?”
    She replies, “Yes, right up until the end. Then I just go crazy!” 😛


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