A Simple, Sincere, Thank You

thank you noteIt’s been a while since we talked on the blog about the value of saying these all important words — thank you. Such a simple thing… only two little words. Not even that hard to say… but meaning them is a different matter. Delivered with sincerity these two words have the power to express more than gratitude, they recognize another person’s actions have done you a service. Do this on a regular basis and you’ll be amazed at the results.
Of course when it comes to thanking customers for their business (or a referral) there are lots of ways to do it. One of the simplest and more affordable, is the tried-and-true thank you note. Just like the ones your Mother taught you to write. Nothing shows your appreciation quite like taking the time to hand write (and yes, they should still be handwritten) a note on nice paper that expresses your appreciation. Even in our digital age, this still works wonders.
Something like:

FOR A CUSTOMER: Today and every day, we appreciate your business.
FOR A REFERRAL: Your faith in our business is greatly appreciated.
FOR AN EMPLOYEE: Today and every day, we notice, and appreciate, your efforts.

FOR A CUSTOMER: Thank you for choosing our business. We’re here if you need us.
FOR A REFERRAL: Thanks for recommending us. We will not let you down.
FOR AN EMPLOYEE: Thanks for all your hard work. We could ‘t do this without you.

If you have trouble coming up with wording for notes like these, there’s a fantastic online resource, with wording examples for occasions of all kinds — business, sympathy, hospitality — as well as the etiquette for sending the notes. The examples are good ones, realistic and very helpful. If you struggle to write these kinds of notes, and everyone does, using these samples with your own names and details is a way to go that will have you sounding the way you’d want as you express genuine feeling.

If you’d like to go a step further, there are plenty of promotional products (ours included, naturally) that take things up a notch when it comes to delivering the appreciation message, being useful to the recipient, and keeping your name and number right where everyone can see it. Beyond those totally functional pens, there are fun and funky key chains or lots of mugs you can fill with coupons, sweets or even coffee or teas. Another hugely popular, and much appreciated, thank you gift comes in the form of stress relievers that , there are fun and funky key chains or lots of mugs you can fill with coupons, sweets or even coffee or teas. Another hugely popular, and much appreciated, thank you gift comes in the form of stress relievers that are now available in all manner of shapes and sizes — sure to bring a smile and perhaps the feeling that your business understands demanding environments.
In the spirit of the season, all of us here at bigpromotions would like to take a moment to say “thank you” to our customers. You’re the reason we do what we do, and we appreciate your faith in our products, service and advice. Know that we always are working to deliver the very best to you and we value your business… today and always.
One final note — never underestimate the power of these two little words in your own personal life. Over this holiday, when you’ll be spending lots of time with family and friends, those “thank you’s” are sure to mean a whole lot. If you’ll be visiting this Thanksgiving, there are some great guidelines and suggestions here that you might find helpful before you set off on your travels.
Enjoy… be safe… be thankful!