How to say thanks for birthday wishes

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How to say thanks for birthday wishes
Saying thank you for birthday wishes helps to show your gratitude. (birthday celebration image by Liz Van Steenburgh from

Birthday wishes often come in high volume, all at once. After all, the people in your life only have 24 hours to bid you well. But do not feel overwhelmed by the number of people you need to thank in return. There are a few thoughtful ways to show your gratitude that won't require dozens of envelopes and stamps.

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Things you need

  • Point-and-shoot digital camera
  • Web camera
  • Empty woven basket
  • Seasonal fruits
  • Novelty gift items
  • 18-inch decorative ribbon

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    Snap pictures during your birthday festivities of yourself and the person you would like to thank. You also can take pictures of yourself using the gifts that you were given.

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    Upload the images to a computer by following the user manual's instructions.

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    Send a personalised thank you e-mail to each person including the attached photo and a quick note. Not only will they have received the thank you message instantly, but they will be delighted to see the photo that captures a birthday memory.

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    Record a video message to send to one or several different people if the same point-and-shoot camera allows. If not, you can purchase a web camera and use it accordingly. Video messages can save on time since you can record and send just one video to everyone on your list. These also can be uploaded to your favourite social-networking sites where your friends and colleagues are likely to see them.

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    Purchase an empty woven basket that has a handle on. Check your local craft store, thrift shop or home-furnishing stores for the basket. The size can vary, depending on the number of people who will share it as a thank you gift. This item is appropriate for thanking couples, families or large groups who wished you a happy birthday.

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    Fill the basket with items that the people in the group might enjoy. These can their favourite fruits, a DVD or two, assorted candies, packaged coffee and cosmetic items such as nail polishes or shampoo.

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    Finish the basket off by adorning the handle with a decorative ribbon, and tuck a quick "Thanks for the Birthday Wishes" note inside. You can leaves the basket on a doorstep, in an office break room or deliver them yourself to nearby friends.

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