When you’ve been home for about two weeks from New York Fashion Week and it’s time to write thank you notes!
With it being my first fashion week it took a lot of planning and scheduling to get me there. I worked with a few brands in New York and it’s so important to send them not only an email but write a thank you note to let them know how much you appreciated the collaboration.
Whether it’s to the hotel that gave you a complimentary or comped stay, the brand that sent you clothing to wear, or the heads of showrooms you visited, it’s important to let everyone know how much you appreciate working with them. So today I’m teaming up with Basic Invite on why it’s important to write thank you notes! But first, a little about Basic Invite.
Basic Invite not only has thank-you notes, but they also do invitations: party invitations, birthday party invitations, and sweet 16 invitations.
Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options so you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the littlest detail. This is what they feel sets them apart from almost any other online stationery company and is what they feel is their biggest draw.
When I was working on my thank-you cards, I was able to customize the colors to my blog colors. I love being able to customize every little thing about my thank-you cards and if I ever need invitations, I’ll love that aspect of it.
Basic Invite is also one of the few websites that allow customers the ability to order a printed sample of their actual invitation so you can see exactly how it will print as well as the paper quality before you place your final order. I ordered a couple of my favorite thank-you notes to see what they looked and felt like before I decided on just one. These cards would be perfect if you’re thanking someone for a generous wedding gift or for home decor for a housewarming or a gift card from a birthday.
So that you know a little bit more about Basic Invite, here’s what to write in your thank you notes. Always use your best hand writing!
Why It’s Important to Write Thank You Notes After NYFW
Always Start with a Greeting and Use Your Contacts First Name
Don’t say “hey lady!”, “hi girl!”, “sup’ dude”. Say “Dear soandso…” or “Soandso…” That’s not proper etiquette.
Begin By Expressing Your Thanks
For example, “Thank you so much for sending x items…” or “Thank you so much for the complimentary stay at x hotel. I really appreciate it.” Express gratitude for their generous gift or exceptional customer service.
Add a Specific Detail
“The outfit you sent got photographed constantly and was one of my favorite NYFW pieces” or “The staff at your hotel was so accommodating, the beds were so comfortable and the breakfast so delicious!”
Mention the Future
“Next time I’m in New York I’ll definitely be staying at your hotel” or “I can’t wait to work together again in the future.” Let the contact know in the right words that you’re looking forward to working with them again.
Say Thanks Again
Close the note with another show of gratitude and let the company know how much you appreciate them working with you.
Sign Your Name
This is optional but I always include a business card and write my email and blog with my signature. The more they see your name, the more they’ll remember you.
I’ve also looked at Basic Invite holiday cards and have my eye on a few designs for our Christmas cards! They also have card ideas for a new baby, birthday, wedding invitations, grandparents day card, birthday cards, new year cards, baby shower greeting cards and so much more!