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Is it okay to send a thank you card with a casual feel to it?

  • Yes

    Votes: 1 6.3%
  • Yes, but make sure there are not any jokes on it.

    Votes: 2 12.5%
  • Yes, but no jokes, no cartoons

    Votes: 7 43.8%
  • No, this is not the time or place to be casual. (please suggest another option below)

    Votes: 6 37.5%

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Im76at711

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hey,

what kind of thank you cards do you all suggesting sending? I found a few really nice ones, but I did feel like they were too casual (one of them had a really funny joke about medicine, but it was a get well soon card :-(...)

I found another one that had a cartoon character on it which I really liked, that one was not too formal nor too overly casual.


There were others that had like angelic flowers and bull**** on them that were super duper formal and very bland.
I would most prefer to find one that is cultural and has a creative twist to it, but I also do not want them to think I am taking this all as a joke.

also can any of you provide me your experience with them?
 

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Just go buy a pack of generic blank thank you cards, they usually have flowers on them or something like that, and write your own note in them. Mention something specific you all discussed.
 
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Just buy a pack of blank cards with a design you like on the front and write your own thank you message. Most thank you notes I've seen either remind me of small children or grandmas.
 

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Don't take the gamble that your humor won't be taken the right way. A thank you card won't help you, so why take even a very small risk that it could hurt you? Weigh the risk and reward. Going generic if you must send one, or not sending one at all, are your safest bets.
 
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I don't think there's any harm in sending one as long as you keep the card itself generic (in terms of design). I chose cards that said "Thank you" on the front with a flower and were blank inside. I thanked each interviewer for taking the time to speak with me and mentioned 1 thing I appreciated about our conversation (specific questions they answered, positive feedback they gave me, etc.).

I agree that it's not going to make or break your acceptance but it can be a nice touch. Definitely not necessary, though, so I don't think it's worth stressing about.
 

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Wait, are thank you cards supposed to be physical cards? I sent mine all via email....
 

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Thank You cards (that contain the pre-printed words 'Thank You') are, quite simply, improper. A lovely card with no writing on it or letterhead is the proper stationary. You write your own sentiments in a few quick sentences.

Email has become acceptable
 

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Thank You cards (that contain the pre-printed words 'Thank You') are, quite simply, improper. A lovely card with no writing on it or letterhead is the proper stationary. You write your own sentiments in a few quick sentences.

Email has become acceptable
Just curious...but why? Their script is far more palatable to the eye than my own. Of course I would include my own sentiments, but what makes the pre-printing improper?
 

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Just curious...but why? Their script is far more palatable to the eye than my own. Of course I would include my own sentiments, but what makes the pre-printing improper?

Ask Emily Post or Miss Manners -- I certainly didn't make up that particular inane rule. And frankly, it's so widely disregarded that if you sent a card that said 'Thank You' on it, I wouldn't worry. One of those rules that seems to be so little known as to hardly matter. (Like how your mother, sisters or aunts are not supposed to throw you a shower...)
 

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Ask Emily Post or Miss Manners -- I certainly didn't make up that particular inane rule. And frankly, it's so widely disregarded that if you sent a card that said 'Thank You' on it, I wouldn't worry. One of those rules that seems to be so little known as to hardly matter. (Like how your mother, sisters or aunts are not supposed to throw you a shower...)
Ahhh, gotcha. Thanks!
 
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