In my industry, saying "thanks" to someone can go along way. Most of the time it occurs by taking clients to lunch, or golfing, or a movie, etc. But, it can also be as simple as a hand-written "thank-you" note.
I sort of miss the days of hand-written notes and letters. I used to write my cousin Cheryle ALL.THE.TIME. and she lived in the next county. I had pen-pals. I would use my baby-sitting money to buy stationery and cute note-cards from the corner drug store when I was a kid.
But the days of hand-written Thank-you's seem to have gone by the way-side; practically obsolete all together. I admit, it has happened to me too. I am just so overwhelmed with everything in my life right now, that a verbal thanks is about all I can manage these days. I just hope that no one is offended that I haven't "properly" thanked them.
Anyway, in thinking about a thank-you I wanted to write someone recently for business, I decided to seek out the help of the Internet, for sample thank-you's in similar situations. Well, I found out that Cyber-Space contains all sorts of sample thank-you notes for almost any situation imaginable. This one, however, takes the cake...
Dear [Law Firm or Attorney's Name],
I want to express my thanks to you for bailing me out of this legal situation. After my DUI conviction, I thought my life was over. Driving under the influence is a serious offense, and one that could have ruined my reputation forever. Your expertise and kindness in handling everything was invaluable. I don't know what I would have done with you. I can now look forward to my future.Thank you so much for your professional and effective help. I won't hesitate to recommend you to anyone who needs assistance with a DUI.
That last line really gets me...[holds fist to chest]...right here. Yeah, RIGHT! "I won't hesitate to recommend you to anyone who needs assistance with a DUI"??? Just what sort of irresponsible losers are you hanging with anyway???
For that and other sample Thank-You Letters, check out my-thank-you-site