Monday, 2 February 2015
I was taught to remember to write thank you letters – and write them promptly. The Edwardians referred to them as bread-and-butter letters – especially ones written after a weekend houseparty, to thank the hostess for her hospitality [Dear Lady Grantham , how beautiful Downton looked under a blanket of snow on Sunday morning…]
A lot of the time, I will send a text message or use the internet. I understand that even the Queen uses email these days [the post being what it is, you cannot guarantee the letter will get to its recipient before you see them again] but a handwritten note of thanks is important sometimes.
I decided there were some folk here who needed a proper B&B note for their help with the move. Not having the email addresses for these new friends, I planned to write them and hand-deliver at church yesterday. Unfortunately all I could find in terms of stationery was a pack of rather nice cream A4 paper. [I do have lots of notelets and envelopes in a box somewhere in The Box Stacks!]
I wrote my letters and then using this helpful Instructables Tutorial Bob and I sat and folded the sheets into envelopes. The notes were well received, and I am glad I made the effort. It is always good to say thank-you!
THANK YOU TO MY FRIEND FISHCAKE RANDOM - THIS WAS HER TUTORIAL