Guest Blogger Staci wrote an article on Thank You notes for people who helped out for the formal.
There are so many people to thank, all of the people who contributed – either a lot or a little! Here is a guide on what to get them and how to say thank you.
What to get them:
Traditionally, a box of chocolates and a bunch of flowers are the perfect gift to say thankyou at the end of a special occasion like the school formal. For someone like the committee president, this is probably the safest and nicest option. Want to get a more personalised gift? Ask around! Find out what their favourite chocolate or candy is. Do they want a bouquet of flowers or a gift voucher for their favourite store?
Cards are important. Making your own card is a great option – and if you are making your own invitations for the formal making up a thank-you card is something you can do while you’re on a roll. Got lots of the special cardboard left over? Don’t waste it! You can use it to make up some cards too. If you are planning on buying your cards a bulk pack is the easiest option if you have lots of people to thank. If you can, make each card personalised. Comment on the funny times, the fabulous work they did, or the time they saved the entire formal! Get creative!
This is the time where you get to thank everybody personally. Here are some tips to get it right:
• If there are a lot of people keep it general. You don’t need to mention every little thing they did – save that for their card.
• Make sure you don’t leave someone out – embarrassing!
• Don’t forget to thank the caterers, decorators, DJ/band etc.
• Thank the parents, the teachers and especially the graduates!
Finally, you won’t want to run the risk of forgetting anyone. Make sure you keep a list about what has been done and who organised it. It’s a good idea to have a spare box of chocolates handy, so if you do forget somebody you have a gift on standby.
What are your Thank You card ideas? Write in the comments below.
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