Is it OK to thank people by e-mail?

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Is it OK to thank people by e-mail?

PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
Back in the old days, folks wrote messages on cave walls and scraps of papyrus. Later, in the 15th century, Europeans began expressing gratitude on paper and delivered the notes by hand or horseback. This practice was revolutionized in the 1800’s with the advent of post offices.

SHOWING GRATITUDE IS important in nurturing relationships. Those who prefer saying “thank you” by e-mail say the practice is quick, convenient and fast becoming the norm. But critics argue there are times when e-mail are inappropriate and a "phone call" or "card" sent by regular mail is more appropriate.

What do you think?
06/26/2012
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HarlequinBunnie HarlequinBunnie
Quote:
Originally posted by PassionateLover2
Back in the old days, folks wrote messages on cave walls and scraps of papyrus. Later, in the 15th century, Europeans began expressing gratitude on paper and delivered the notes by hand or horseback. This practice was revolutionized in the 1800’s ...
When my daughter graduated from high school back in May she did e-mails. When she sent out her grad notices she did it by e-mail as well which upset many family members. Her step grandmother went out and bought her and her step sister really nice card stock invitation/ announcement cards. My daughter still didn't use them. She said it was because it was easier to do it her way (cheaper) however my husband and I told her it was disrespectful and lazy. For some things I would say e-mail is alright while other more important things take the time to write.
06/26/2012
Michele Michele
I think it really depends. I send "Thank you's" by email all the time but, there are certain instances that a card via mail is more appropriate.
06/26/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
For a lot of situations it can be nice, especially if you have bad handwriting or the person doesn't care either way. Cards for close people though.
06/27/2012
Gina RPG Geek Gina RPG Geek
Quote:
Originally posted by PassionateLover2
Back in the old days, folks wrote messages on cave walls and scraps of papyrus. Later, in the 15th century, Europeans began expressing gratitude on paper and delivered the notes by hand or horseback. This practice was revolutionized in the 1800’s ...
I see nothing wrong with thanking someone via email. Its much better then nothing.
06/27/2012
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
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Originally posted by HarlequinBunnie
When my daughter graduated from high school back in May she did e-mails. When she sent out her grad notices she did it by e-mail as well which upset many family members. Her step grandmother went out and bought her and her step sister really nice ...
You express wise advice. There IS something special to send card stock for 'formal' events. Thanks! I think it is a generational thing.
06/27/2012
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