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Listen Up: A Compelling Case for the Handwritten Thank You Note

Listen Up 11/26/2018


This week, Claire and Erica get totally inspired by Gina Hamadey, the mind behind the brilliant project Thank You Year. What is this undertaking exactly? It involves Gina, a freelance writer and editor (who previously worked at places like Oprah Magazine and Food & Wine), sending a thank you note for every day of the year. She’s got a lot to say about how the project has changed her life...and how it might do the same for yours.


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P.P.S. Speaking of saying thank you, we’d be so grateful if you’d leave us a review on iTunes!




The linkage…


  • Read more about Thank You Year from someone who personally received one of her notes.
  • Gina writes most of her notes on these delightfully colorful cards from American Greetings, but she switches things up with this classic Florentine stationery when she’s feelin’ fancy.
  • If you need even more inspo to start thanking like a pro, check out this NYT article and A.J. Jacobs’s new book, Thanks A Thousand.
  • And speaking of fancy, Claire and Erica are wondering why Japanese toilets aren’t more popular in the U.S. given all the useful (and sometimes not-so-obvious) features.
  • Call and leave a message for us at 833-OFAKIND (833-632-5463). Do it!




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