How to Write Thank You Notes
How to write a Thank You note that is appreciated
Just think about yourself- Do you prefer a very nice but printed card over a note with a personal feeling expressed? You might say - I don't care, it is the card that matters.
Well - others would say - a personal handwritten card is more precious.
I say - it depends on who you write it to. Some would love to have a beautiful card with a personal touch added inside. Again somebody you are close to could be more happy over an all together handwritten little note.
Personally I have received e-cards that have warmed my heart so much! My friend took the time to remember me with a card - that is precious in itself.
Personal Cards for Every Occasion
Thank You Notes to Show You Care
A personal Thank you card is not so hard to make. Either you can just write it on ordinary paper and add some hearts or kisses.
You can get a really personal card and send it. These are the kind of cards that will be kept for years to come!
Some Suggestions for Text
Personalize It Yourself
Thank You to Office for Sympathy During Illness
I just wanted to thank you again for your incredible kindness. My husband's condition has been stressful, but being able to care for him without worrying about losing wages certainly lightens our load.
I so appreciate your concern and understanding. I won't forget this!
Dear Rachel and Tom,
Thank you so much for the Tiffany glasses. Those glasses were one of the first things Anthony and I registered for because we both loved them immediately. Now whenever we use them we will think of you! Thanks also for helping make our big day so special. It was wonderful to see you there.
As you know, my last day at [Current Company] is [date].
Before I go, I wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed my time here. Thank you all for your support, patience, and friendship over the past year. You are a special group of people and I will definitely miss you.
I can be reached at my personal email address (email@example.com) or at home, 555-767-1234. Please keep in touch!
Thanks again for everything.
Thank you friends!
The gift from you is wonderful. I will treasure it always. You made my day so wonderful!
Thank you so very much!
Flowers for burial.
I really appreciate that you sent flowers to us.
I have the card among my dear departed's belongings. So I will think about your kindness for a long time.
You deserve a huge thank you for being such a wonderful and loving person. You have helped and inspired me to do the things that I only dreamed of doing. You are always there for me when I need your calming manner to help me through the day!
Without you I would not be the person I am today!
I can never be thankful enough for all your support.
Thank you for everything.
Useful Book on How to Write a Thank You Card - Thank You Note for My Friend
Printable Thank You Cards
A hand written note from a friend or a child is precious...
Makes you feel appreciated and love.
Thank You Notes For Different Situations - Sample Thank You Notes
Some are empty - you fill them with your own words
Really Nice Thank You Cards
The cards should reflect your feelings. A modest card is apropriate when thanking family and friends for flowers at a funeral.
HowTo Write a Thank You Note to a Teacher
Books with text - suggestions
Here are some really good books that help you find what to say. And you can use these not only on cards - use them when ever your own vocabulary is empty....
Good links with good suggestions - a great help
- The Simple dollar
Any occation - and you can make it your own
- When you stop working
How to say goodbye to your former work mates
- Thank You Notes - Jill Bremer
A note written promptly and sincerely is an important ritual of etiquette that is much more effective and appreciated than a phone call or electronic message.
Wedding Etiquette cards - lots of good suggestions
Here is just the beginning of the text:
Thank You Do's and Don'ts
1. Never, Never, Never, send a preprinted thank you card. When you send a preprinted card, you are telling the person receiving the thank you that their gift didn't mean enough to you to even receive a mention in your note. A warm personalized, handwritten note, regardless how brief, tells the guest how much you appreciated the gift and how it will be cherished for years to come. Handwritten notes express sincerity.
2. Be sure to send thank you notes to friends and relatives who arrange showers and parties for you. It is appropriate to thank them for the party or shower in the same card you send thanking them for their gift.
- Wedding etiquette
This is a very good link to go to when you need advises for your wedding. Both after and before.