How To Write A Sincere Thank You Note

How To Write A Sincere Thank You Note

Have you ever felt like your “thank you” has gone understated? It’s as if you couldn’t quite find the right words to express your gratitude. It’s a difficult balance to write a thank you card that really gets through to the recipient. Many people find that their thank you notes swing too far to the left for right on the spectrum – too far in one direction, and they’ve sounded sentimental and disingenuous. On the other hand, too far in the other direction, the thank you note sounds disconnected, as if it’s an afterthought. So how do you write sincere thank you notes? Here are some tips and examples of what to write in a thank you card. How to Write a Sincere Thank You Note   TIP # 1: Consider Your Audience. The card that went to Grandma isn’t the same note that would go to your boss. Before you begin writing, considering your audience will help you consider your tone. Is the card going to a family member or loved one? That calls for sentimentality. Is the card going to a colleague, thanking them for a referral? Keep it polished and professional. Example 1: Personal Thank You “Just wanted to write a quick note to thank you so much for the card and the check. It means so much to me that you’re looking out for me and want the best for me! Thanks for thinking of me – I love and miss you so much!”   Example 2: Professional Thank You “We are sincerely grateful for your investment into our company. Thank you for your time...
Gorgeous Harvest Time Flowers

Gorgeous Harvest Time Flowers

Yay, that crisp Fall air! Doesn’t it just make you want to open all your windows and decorate everything in crimson and gold? Well, that’s the ideal. But here in the Pacific Northwest, we’ve already picked up three inches of rain and the temps plummeted from 70 to 40 in just a few days. Don’t get us wrong, it’s a lovely break from the heat! So what’s the best way to welcome Autumn and bring a touch of that gorgeous Fall color to the indoors? An autumn bouquet, of course! Here are our favorite bouquets to welcome Fall. Gorgeous Harvest Time Flowers for the Home & Office Fall Blush Bouquet Gorgeous duo tone roses and lilies are sure to brighten any Autumn day, while the magnificent mercury glass hurricane vase is a sparkling gift they’ll always cherish.   Autumn Gemstones Fronds of feathery millet and puffy, rooster-red coxcomb bring a touch of harvest color to a lovely mix of orange roses, burgundy dahlias and more, arranged in a graceful clear glass vase.   Fall Radiance Celebrate the season in style with these radiant Fall hues! The vibrant yellows and oranges in this warm and cheerful arrangement perfectly capture the rich beauty of Autumn.   Fall Grandeur In a symphony of Autumnal color, this arrangement is overflowing with blossoms to make Fall truly unforgettable for any occasion, or just because.   Family Gathering Centerpiece The brilliant palette of Autumn is perfectly reflected in this abundant centerpiece accentuated by two tapered candles. Perfect for any gathering of the harvest season, this centerpiece is sure to leave warm memories.       Comment...
Friday Wine Down: Belmont Cliffs Cabernet Sauvignon

Friday Wine Down: Belmont Cliffs Cabernet Sauvignon

Welcome to the Friday Wine Down! What a week it’s been – doesn’t a glass of wine sound perfect right about now? Here at GiftTree, we’re collectors, sippers and enthusiasts. So when we find a very special bottle, we just can’t keep ourselves from sharing! From Chardonnay on a casual night out to a rare Oregon Pinot for special occasions, every week we’ll feature a fantastic wine available in our gifts. Onward!   This Week’s Friday Wine Down Belmont Cliffs Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Mount St. Helena, Napa Valley About This Wine In collaboration with winemaker Robin Akhurst of Clos Pegase, this limited-release reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is produced on the 40-acre Tenma Vineyard located in the foothills of Mount St. Helena, spreading from the Palisades Mountains in the Northeast corner of Napa Valley. The rocky terrain and sparse topsoil of this rugged vineyard create the perfect terroir for growing world-class Cabernet Sauvignon. Tasting Notes Full-bodied and concentrated, densely ruby-colored in the glass. On the palate, this boutique Cab boasts a silky entry with opulent flavors of boysenberry and black fruits, followed by a touch of creamy vanilla. Blend 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Serving & Pairing It is recommended that this wine is decanted for one hour before serving, and cellaring is encouraged through 2023. Serve this deeply textured Cabernet with rich sauces based in butter or cream that can stand up to the bold, unctuous flavors of Portico. New York Strip with parsleyed butter, roasted asparagus in a garlic béchamel, and brown sugar bread pudding make a perfect meal for this wine. Gifting Belmont Cliffs makes a perfect gift, as well! GiftTree is...
Meet the Team: Dana Deronjic, Business Account Executive Lead

Meet the Team: Dana Deronjic, Business Account Executive Lead

At GiftTree we strive to make each interaction with our Corporate customers efficient and easy. From our ordering process to the delivery, every touch point that businesses have needs to be streamlined and effortless. One of the key people who helps make that happen is Dana Deronjic, our Lead Business Account Executive. We sat down with Dana recently to gain some insight into what moves her to be such a valuable leader within the GiftTree Business Team and in the company as a whole. Tell us a little bit about where you grew up. I’m originally from Bosnia but emigrated to the states when I was 8. We moved to the great state of Washington and I grew up in the small town of Battle Ground! Being a city girl in a country town was rough. 🙂 Where do your greatest passions lie? My greatest passion is makeup! I love creating new looks. Also I love great food, which helps a lot to work at GiftTree because I get to talk about all of our delicious gourmet gifts! Exploring restaurants and trying new foods from different cultures is a huge passion of mine as well. Where would we most likely find you on the weekends? At the movies! I go to the movies almost every weekend. It’s such a great place to relax and get sucked in to other worlds and stories unfolding. What brought you to the Business Account Executive Team at GiftTree? Tell us about your professional adventures.  I come from a sales background – even as a kid, I was selling lemonade or my parents’ stuff out...
2019 Holiday Collection Sneak Peek

2019 Holiday Collection Sneak Peek

As we near the Fall season, it’s time for most businesses to start thinking about their holiday business gifts. Have you and your company made your plan yet? It can feel overwhelming – trying to remember so many important clients to thank, employees and vendors. If you haven’t gotten your list together yet, here are some tips to develop your holiday gifting game plan. How To Develop Your Holiday Gifting Strategy   STEP ONE: Make Your List Consider your most important clients, customers and business partners first. Then move onto your employees, followed by your list of vendors. You can decide how deep you want to go into gift-giving this year! STEP TWO: Segment the List into Tiers To make sure that the gift you send to a recipient also sends the right message, it’s important to consider the value of the relationship you have with them. For example, the top client who has given your company a lot of business this year and the vendor who delivers bottled water every week (while that is valuable – stay hydrated!) would not get the same gift. STEP THREE: Determine Your Gifting Budget For Each Tier Based on your holiday business gifting budget that’s been set for the year, you will want to determine how much you’re going to spend on each individual gift in that tier. There is no wrong or right answer here! Based on your company’s yearly gifting plan, decide the price point parameters you’re going to adhere to for each tier. Now that you’ve got your plan in place, here’s a helpful article about three more strategies that...