Question Everything - Lauren Conrad
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September 17, 2015 10:57 AM EDT

I think it’s so great to receive handwritten thank yous. Whether you were given a gift, went on a job interview, or were recently a houseguest, it’s a nice gesture to send a handwritten card expressing your gratitude. An email is better than nothing, but sending some old-fashioned snail mail is ideal in this situation. Also, I believe in sending them out as soon as possible after you receive a gift. It’s much easier to get them out of the way.

Conrad is a fashion designer, author and the editor-in-chief of

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