Etiquette experts still don’t approve of sending thank-you notes via e-mail, despite the growing popularity of the practice. Because it’s not the sentiment that counts, but the former tree it’s written on.


Reuters:

Some communication experts say teenagers and young adults who rarely took the time to pen a thank-you note to disappointed grandparents for their holiday gifts are now taking the time to say thank-you by e-mail and text message.

“As more people get cell phones, we are seeing a rise in the number of thanks sent by text,” said Delly Tamer, chief executive of online wireless retailer LetsTalk.com, which researches phone use.

“The younger generation who may not write a note do feel comfortable saying thanks by text or e-mail.”

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