A：I can always make time for you, Chen Hao. What’s the matter?
A：That doesn’t sound like a problem. It sounds more like a nice gesture.
A：That’s too bad. He probably chose something he would like to have and didn’t consider your taste. I hope you thanked him for it anyway.
C：我觉得也是，给别人买东西，应该买别人喜欢的才对。不过我还是打算发个电子邮件，谢谢他，但是不知道怎么写，所以来请教你。 A：Well, first of all, you shouldn’t use e-mail to thank someone for a gift. A proper note of gratitude should be handwritten.
A：Gratitude is the same as thanks or appreciation.
A：E-mail is impersonal and lacks warmth. The effort you make to show your gratitude should match the effort that your client expended in sending you the gift.
A：I’m sorry, but that won’t do either. You need to demonstrate your good manners by composing a personal note in your own words on the appropriate stationery.
A：I don’t have time now. But let’s meet at the stationery store at noon. 中午，陈豪和Amy一起到卡片专卖店。
A：They are acceptable, but not as classy as these correspondence cards that are made of heavier stock paper.
A：You should order some with your name engraved across the top for future use.
A：It’s not so hard, and you don’t have to be dishonest.
A：You can tell your client how much you appreciate his thoughtfulness and generosity in sending you a painting by this artist.
A：And you have all the elements of a proper thank you note.
A：A note of thanks is hand written on quality notepaper. It begins with a specific reference to thhe gift, remarks about its quality, why you appreciate it and how you will use it.