When I was a kid my parents (rightfully) made me write thank you notes to my grandparents to thank them for gifts. It was a good skill to learn, both the card-writing and the etiquette practice.
These days, I couldn’t tell you the last time I wrote a proper thank you card. Most of the people I express thanks to are on a different continent from me, so I send thanks via email which is fast and convenient but just doesn’t have the same feel to it. A handwritten card is such a nice gesture. When I receive one, I always appreciate it.
Do you write thank you cards? Or do you send e-thanks?