Just before the holidays, I received an opensource donation from the nice folks at Algolia. They sent the money via Paypal and also included their office address. As a way of saying thank you, I wrote them a quick thank you letter, went to the post office and bought a global stamp (they are in Paris), and mailed it off. Then yesterday I woke up to this nice message on Twitter:
It took me all of about 30 minutes which included the trip to the post office to make this and I want to believe this stands out because no one takes the time to write a thank-you letter anymore. Instead, we’d rather use email, social media, text message, or a DM.
The next time someone does something nice for you, send them a thank you letter. It just might make their day memorable.