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Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Remember your thank-yous

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 by Emily Boyd

Got gifts? This week's tip, shared by cainebryce, is for you!

With all the giving that happens during the holidays, here's a way that I'm starting to use in order to keep track of the people I want to send thank-you cards or emails to.

Two of my lists are titled "Family" and "Friends". They normally contain other to-dos, but I decided to use them to also contain reminders to send thank-yous. For each thank-you, I set up a task with the following attributes:

  • Task name: Name of person to thank
  • Notes: Description of gift that was given (it could also contain thoughts to include in the card/message, address or contact info, etc.)
  • Tags: thankyou

I haven't got this far, but I think I'll set up a Smart List (tag:thankyou) to narrow in on only the tasks that pertain to sending thank-you notes.

Thanks for sharing this tip, cainebryce! You're our Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner this week.

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