I’ve spoken for years with friends about wanting to invent a concept called You’re Welcome Notes. My friends have said although it sounds like a great idea, they wonder where the endless cycle of Thank You and You’re Welcome will end.
“Do you have to send a Thank You card for receiving a You’re Welcome note?” is one of their questions. My response is always no, that is a little tacky, but writing to your friends and customers is always a good idea if you want to keep a continuing conversation going.
I did a Google search on You’re Welcome Notes this morning and all that came up was a Facebook page that someone came up with stating that “You’re Welcome Notes are the greatest demonstration of the welcomeness of the other person’s previous thankfulness”
I look at You’re Welcome Notes as a great opportunity to keep in touch with people after the holidays have ended, or after you’ve received a Thank You Note.
Here’s a situation where you can see how valuable a You’re Welcome Note could be in a business situation…
You sell a product or service to someone and offer them a great experience. They send you a Thank You note thanking you for the great service rendered, and expressing gratitude for all that you did for them. A few days or a short time after, follow up that note with a short letter (or You’re Welcome note) checking in with them on their experience, and thanking them for their appreciation of your work.