How to use Tech to thank you
Companies like Animoto, WeVideo and Kapwing provide templates and step-by-step instructions to promote your video. Some offer a free version, but their logo will appear on the finished version if it is not under five minutes.
If you feel uncomfortable in front of the camera, let someone else do the talking. Online services like Cameo and memmo offer personalized video messaging from both famous and obscure actors, actresses, athletes and YouTube stars. You pass on the details, and they create the reception.
Digital mix with traditional
One note can make an impact. Multiple cards and pictures can have an effect. Boombox combines the physical elements of a thank you expression with the ease of creating a note. After the customer gives partners email addresses, the company will send a request for messages and photos. Within four weeks, the recipient receives a box full of cards and pictures. This service would be ideal for a thank you group from family members to a parent, or high school students thanking a teacher before they graduate. They also offer a digital version with up to 50 digital cards that they design for clients.
When creating your message, do not be afraid to be vulnerable. It's a great way to connect the person who posted the link and the receipt. "Maybe there are people out there who have made a positive impact on your life, and you haven't seen them for two years," says Nancy Davis Kho, author The Thank You Project: Cultivating Gratitude One Letter at a Time. "Think of the upliftment that person will receive from your message of thanks."
Also, pay attention to the nitty-gritty. Details are important when trying to make a good impression or develop a relationship with a new client. “My name is Diane,” says Gottsman, “and even people who have known me for a while send me a note and call me Diana. That is an obstacle. ”
Create a scratch book
After my sister's wedding four years ago, his new wife compiled photos from the event and created hard memory books to thank her parents, grandparents, and grandparents. And you don't need graphic design skills to make a memorable scrapbook. Companies like Snapfish, Mixbook, and Pinhole Press simplify the process by providing image format templates. Groovebook offers a softcover book with up to 100 pictures 4-by-6 with a beautiful edge for sharing pictures.
You can also create a digital memory book through 1stFlip and Memletz. Their services include templates, music, and background information to help you compile and label images into an online directory.
Printed thanksgiving is not so meaningful
When Davis Kho began her gratitude project, she signed each letter and signed it. Afterwards, she printed them out and bound them in a book. "You will save copies of all the letters you write because, in the end, you have a catalog of the people who have been helpful to you," she says. “When you are feeling down, you can look at them and realize that you are not alone. "
E-cards have been popular for years, but you can still use technology to send paper cards without leaving your home or office. Last summer, Hallmark Cards introduced their Sign & Send service. Customers select an online card, write a message on a piece of paper, take a picture on their phone and upload it to the website. You provide the recipient's address, and a Hallmark stamp and send the card at no extra cost.
There is no end date for gratitude
What do you do when you have waited too long to give thanks but still want to? "Just know you're late," said Gottsman. “Say, 'I'm sorry for my sad thanks, but the comments are sincere. ”“
Davis Kho agrees: “It's never too late to do that right and to give thanks. You can easily deal with it by saying, 'I'm so sorry it took so long, and it's not a reflection of what I valued the gift.' People will remember that you thanked them, not that it was too late.
No matter how you thank someone, keep in mind that it's the thought and the effort that counts. "Simple things have the most powerful effect," says Godkin. Fortunately, with the variety of options available, it's easy to share your thanks with someone else. All in all, unlike Jimmy Fallon's thank you notes, there is no need for a live audience.
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