Free Thank You Note Samples
for Every Occasion

Here are hundreds of custom thank you note samples for you to copy and tailor to your needs.  When you're stuck for words, sometimes all it takes is a few quick suggestions to get you started.

search this site:   

Most Popular Thank You Note Samples:

Saying thank you doesn't have to be difficult.  My advice is to keep it short, sweet, and genuine. 

Check out these free thank you note samples for business and personal occasions. Find a situation that matches yours and browse the sample notes to get inspired. 

Quick Tips

Instead of saying "Thank you for the...", try:

  • I loved the...
  • How did you know I wanted a...?
  • I appreciate the
  • I'm thankful for the
  • I want to express my gratitude for [the gift]
  • I'm grateful for the
  • I really enjoy the
  • I so value the
  • I want to express my appreciation [for the gift]
  • I truly appreciate the
  • I want to acknowledge your generosity

Instead of saying "It's great," how about:

  • It's truly excellent
  • It's sensational
  • It's fantastic
  • It's the envy of the neighborhood
  • More word choices...

Thank You Note DON'Ts

  • Don't include fewer than three sentences.
  • Don't use pre-printed or fill-in-the-blank thank you cards.
  • Don't wait a year to mail thank you notes for wedding gifts.
  • More don'ts...

Top 10 FAQs

Here are the Top 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQs ) about thank you notes. The answers are taken from professional research, etiquette experts, and personal experience.

    1.  How long do I have to write a thank you note?

Obviously send them out as soon as possible, but within 2 weeks is generally acceptable. For wedding gifts, it's 2 weeks for presents received before the wedding and within one month for ones received after. For gifts received while you were sick, write them as soon as you're well enough.

    2.  Do I have to write a thank you note for a thank you note?

No. But if you received a thank you gift and the giver wasn't there to thank in person, then yes, you should write a note. (If the gift is from a close friend or relative, you can email or call.)

     3.  When do I need to send a thank you gift in addition to a note?

This is really a judgment call on your part. A big over-the-top gift for a comparatively minor favor might embarrass the recipient and backfire on you. For example: Did you see the Seinfeld episode where Elaine buys George a cup of coffee, so he buys her a coffeemaker as a thank you? Elaine was more confused than impressed. In this case, a simple verbal "thanks" when George received the coffee would have been sufficient.

Read more Top 10 Thank You Note Samples FAQs...

Thank You Note Samples on Facebook
Thank You Note Samples on Pinterest
Thank You Note Samples on Google Plus
Contact Me

Search this Site:


Thank you note samples author

Hi, I'm Kathy! More about me...