How to Write a Thank You Note
A Template

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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:

How to Write a Thank You Note

7 Steps: How to Write a Thank You Note

  1. 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!"

  2. Thank you for the [description of gift] [name of gift].

    Example: Thank you for the fuzzy brown scarf.

  3. 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.

    Example: It matches many of my clothes and I know I'll use it on my trip to Iceland.

  4. 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.

  5. Mention something about the giver such as family members or something happening in their lives.

    Example: Best wishes to Tom and the kids. OR Have a great time in Maine next month. I look forward to hearing about it!

  6. Sign off. "Love" is fine for family members and close friends. For others, some choices are "Yours Truly", "Regards", or "Warm Regards".

  7. Sign your name. Don't make this an autograph scrawl; neaten it up so you they know it's you.
That's it!

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. For even more ideas, check out this quotes and poems website.

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