I have always thought my heart belonged in the south.
I’m a sucker for etiquette. I live and breathe for proper table settings. Respectfully referring to ladies and gentlemen as ma’am and sir is nearly mandatory. Do not even get me started on proper mannerisms 😉 . Of course, I love to make each and every person who enters my home feel like it is their very own. However, my biggest stickler? Thank-you notes.
Depending on where you were from and how you were raised, each and every person has a different perspective of thank-you notes. Personally, I adore sending my thanks and love letters to any gracious gift or act of kindness that comes my way. Spoil me with a wedding gift? Thank you, sir. Spend an entire afternoon over tea with me sharing your latest life updates? Thank you very much, ma’am.
K on the other hand is not a firm believer in thank-you notes. Curating all of our thank you notes following our wedding was near pulling teeth. I wanted to hold firm to sending our love no later than three weeks following our wedding! K on the other hand, three months. Nonetheless, our notes were postmarked officially around the one month mark.
I feel so strongly about expressing my thankfulness that I keep a stash of stationary from Basic Invite with our ‘gift basket’ that we have fully loaded to gift or praise thanks at any given moment. With every thank you, I spend at least 10 minutes writing each. Whether the person shared a gift, their time, or their love I want them to truly feel as if I appreciate them. I would hate to think someone received a sloppy note I threw together and dismissed their gift in a matter of seconds. I take the time to think about why I love the gift, how I am going to love using the gift, how I appreciate them as a person, and how much I love and value their presence in my life.
Basic Invite is one of my go-tos for stationary and all my thank-you needs. Their stationary is completely customizable with nearly unlimited color options, custom samples (this is phenomenal especially for wedding invitations), forty envelope color options for every palette, and most importantly: free addressing. Lately I have been perusing these holiday party invites and Christmas party invitations for K and I’s upcoming holiday gatherings! If you don’t adore and of those options (but… how could you not?!) you can also create your very own custom party invitations #obsessed.
Have a perfect day,
Thank you to Basic Invite for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.