#psp100 Say “Thank You!”

Say "Thank You!"

It’s simple to say and write, “Thank You!” and next month (January) we want you to do just that! There are so many people in our lives that we can thank: family members, teachers, friends, police officers, etc. and writing out a simple thank you card takes five minutes. So let’s make someone’s day and in the month of January (National “Thank You” Month) write as many thank you cards as you can. Chapters make a competition out of it and hand out a prize to the Member that writes and delivers the most (sincere and authentic) thank yous.

6 Steps to the Perfect Thank You Card

  1. Greeting– Make sure you use the correct form and spelling of the person’s name.
    • Dear Mom and Dad
    • Dear Brother
  2. Express Your Thanks– Begin with the two most important words “Thank You!”
    • Thank you so much for the care package you sent me.
    • Thank you so much for inspiring me to be part of such a wonderful organization (Phi Sigma Pi).
  3. Add Specific Details– Tell them how you plan to use or display their gift or how much the moment you are thanking them for meant to you.
    • The Oreos were my favorite part. I made sure to share the package with my roommate who loved the Snickers bar during our late night studying for mid-terms.
    • The service, fellowship and leadership events (like the time we went on that Chapter retreat. That was so much fun!) left me with enough memories for a lifetime.
  4. Look Ahead– Mention the next time you see them, or just let them know you’re thinking of them.
    • I’m excited to come home in a couple of weeks for Thanksgiving break.
    • I’m excited to see you in a couple of weeks for our Chapter’s Founders Day celebration.
  5. Restate Your Thanks– Add details to thank them in a different way.
    • Again, thank you for your generosity. The items in the care package were great brain food when I was studying for my big science test. 
    • Again, thank you for inspiring me to become part of this wonderful organization. You have been a great role model in my life.
  6. End with Regards– Sincerely is a safe standby, but for closer relationships you might choose a warmer option. Remember to sign your name.
    • With love,
    • Fraternally,

Leadership in ActionLearn how to say “thank you” and how to communicate with others by participating in the Leadership in Action Module The Art Of Effective Communication- Exploring Your Communication Style. Request the Module here.

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