For all the areas in which I am organized to a fault, there is one area in which I am for certain not organized.
Thank you notes.
I'm not sure exactly the reason why, but I don't have an address book. I really need one, but I just haven't gotten around to buying one. It seemed like in the past few years before we had children, our friends and family were constantly moving around and I would have just been erasing addresses every few years anyway. Then, when we and our cohort finally settled down a bit, I just never got around to it.
Basically, every time I need an address - it's a fun excuse to call my mom and chat as she reads them to me over the line.
Love you, Mom!
But I recently found a tip that really makes the whole process of writing thank you notes just a bit easier, and I'd love to share it with you all!
Most times when I'm writing thank you notes, it is for an event I've invited people to attend. This tip is really, fantastically simple - but took me a while to figure out -
Address your invitations and thank you notes at the same time.
That way, you'll have the thank you notes already addressed, stamped, and waiting for your handwritten sentiment before it can quickly be mailed on it's merry way. When you address both envelopes, you're saving yourself time later as well as reducing the amount of work after the event!
Easy, simple, fantastic!