Write a Thank-You Note Day is Here! Find Out Whom We’re Thanking…

March 20, 2013 | By | Comments (5)

Thank You Note

The outgoing mailbox is full here at Southern Living. Why? Today marks our first-ever Write a Thank-You Note Day. We’re putting pen to paper and getting behind the movement by sending notes of appreciation to everyone from next of kin to folks we barely know who have brightened our days in one way or another. After all, showing gratitude is a central pillar of Southern hospitality. And we’ll never tire of an excuse to show off some beautiful stationery or do something the old-fashioned way.

Here are the notes a few of our staff members are sending today:

IMG_2236Erin Street, Senior Travel Editor: “I’ve written a thank-you note to someone who was a great help on a story I produced for the April issue–Mike Ragsdale. Mike is the man behind 30a.com, and helped me find great insider tips for our “Secrets of the Gulf Coast” story. He helped us find the most deserted beaches, colorful kayaks, and coolest locals–the least I can do is write him a note.”

IMG_2238Hunter Lewis, Executive Editor:  “I’m thanking the University of North Carolina Tar Heels men’s basketball team for turning around their season and finishing strong. Bring on March Madness!”

IMG_2242Mary Elizabeth Davis, Production Manager: “My thank-you note is to my friend Jen for hosting a delicious supper club. She is the epitome of hospitality.”
(Psst: In addition to keeping everyone on deadline here at SL–how she does it we’ll never know–Mary Elizabeth is also our resident calligrapher. You can check out her work at memedavis.com.)

Now it’s your turn! Share in the good juju and send a thank-you note to someone who has shown you some kindness or helped make the world around us a better place. Tell us whom you’re thanking here and you could win a set of letterpress thank-you notes from Virginia-based SIMPLESONG DESIGN.

Related Links:
Stock the Ultimate Thank-You Note Station

How to Write a Thank-You Note

Made in the South Stationery


  1. emma rex

    Without a doubt this is the nicest work Ive ever had. Make money with Google! On Tuesday I bought a brand new Nissan GT-R: from bringing in $9295 this month. I started this 7-month ago and almost straight away started bringing in minimum $83 per-hr. I use this great link,

    March 24, 2013 at 2:24 pm
  2. Cindy Gill

    I am always appalled at the thank you notes that I DO NOT GET for wedding gifts.

    March 21, 2013 at 11:59 am
  3. Mike Ragsdale

    Thank YOU, Erin, and sincere thanks to the entire Southern Living team for shining light on our beach community; and on our really special local businesses. We can’t wait for you to visit us on 30A again soon!

    March 20, 2013 at 4:20 pm
  4. Polly

    I am going to do this!!! Thank you for the reminder!!

    March 20, 2013 at 10:50 am
  5. Betty Burgess

    I just posted this link on my Facebook page and challenged all of my friends (and their sons and daughters) to participate in “Write a Thank You Note Day.” This has become a dying art! Nothing shows that one has been “raised right” (with the possible exception of saying “Yes, Sir” and “Yes, Ma’am”) more than writing a gracious thank-you note does. I have become appalled at the notes I receive for wedding gifts. When I do get a nice one, I make it a point to call the mama and compliment her for a job well done.

    March 20, 2013 at 10:47 am

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