It can be really hard to write a good thank you note. It seems like it should be easy but it’s always tougher than it sounds. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a template you could use?
There is! Here’s how to get started.
7 Steps: How to Write a Thank You Note
- Dear [Name of person].If “Dear” sounds too formal to you and you know the person well, you can get away with “Hi”, as in “Hi Michelle!”
- Thank you for the [description of gift] [name of gift]. Example:
Thank you for the fuzzy brown scarf.
- At least one sentence about the item; something you did with it, a reason you like it, when you plan to use it. Ideally, make the sentence 2 parts, like the example below. This makes the note feel more sincere. For example:
It matches many of my clothes and I know I’ll use it on my trip to Iceland.
- Tell the giver you appreciate the thought or time they put into it and the occasion for which the gift was given. Example:
It was so thoughtful of you to think of me on my birthday.
- Mention something about the giver such as family members or something happening in their lives. For example:
Best wishes to Tom and the kids.
Have a great time in Maine next month. I look forward to hearing about it!
- Sign off. “Love” is fine for family members and close friends. For others, some choices are “Yours Truly”, “Regards”, or “Warm Regards”.
- Sign your name. Don’t make this an autograph scrawl; neaten it up so you they know it’s you.
Hopefully this thank you card template made things a little easier for you. Learning how to write a thank you note is not as exhausting as you may have thought. Once you know how to write a couple of sentences that truly express your feelings, you’ll find it’s a piece of cake to crank out those thank you notes. And you’ll feel good that your gift-giver knows you really mean it.