Etiquette Tuesday: Thanks!

[ 2 ] November 15, 2011 |


There are those occasions where a simple thank you is appropriate but what about those occasions where a formal notice should be sent out?  I think alot of people are confused on where it is appropriate to send out the formal “Thank you” note versus a simple thank you as your guests exit the premises.  Now I have been to my share of weddings, graduation parties and baby showers and have invested a nice fortune in providing the gift.  I, personally, do not care about the gratitude at the end because I did it from the heart but I do care about how I am percieved when I am on the recieving end.

I have been blessed with awesome presents during my times of celebration and immediately shoot out the stamped, addressed envelope expressing my sincere gratitude.  This Etiquette Tuesday, I suggest to ALL the importance of the “Thank You” note.  Though it is understood that gifts are given from the heart, it is just a kind gesture to show that you were appreciative of the kindness presented to you.  This is not to say that people should absolutely hold this against you if you do not send out the formalized thank you note but it is just one of those things in life: a nice thing to do. 

Hosting a small dinner party where guests bring a dish is not as much of a priority on the formal thank you note trail but hosting a wedding or a graduation party where the registry collected $100+ gifts calls for immediate action.  Gratitude is such a grand gesture and as we embark on the holiday that is all about giving thanks, let us remember a quick note can rest on a memory for a lifetime.

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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  1. L. Denise says:

    WHY isn’t this obvious!?

  2. Johnna says:

    LoL, you would be surprised @L.Denise…

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