As a new bride, I have lots of thank you notes to write. If you find yourself in a similar position here's a quick tip from me to you to help with the writing process. If you know ahead of time a situation is going to merit a thank you note, prepare the card and envelope. That is, address the envelope and add the return address, and put the card you will write with it. Then after the event, gift or encounter, all you have to do is jot a sweet note and slip it in the envelope. It may not seem like a big deal, but it will save you time and by placing the envelope and card somewhere where you'll see it, you aren't likely to forget to write it!