How To Write The Perfect Thank You Note

December 30, 2010

We often hear that people intend to write thank you notes, but they drag their feet because they’re never quite sure how to word them properly.  Here’s our fool-proof formula for the perfect thank you note, we guarantee it will work each and every time you use it (which we hope will be alot! – just bookmark this page for convenience).

SALUTATION — Your initial greeting: “Dear, Dearest, Hey, Hi, etc.”

Thank the recipient for the gift, favor or entertainment. “Thank you so much for the beautiful necklace from Tiffany’s.”

Write about the appropriateness of the gift.  “I needed a break from the kids, thank you for watching them Friday afternoon.”

Compliment the giver.  “You are always so thoughtful, I truly appreciate your kindness.”

Tell the recipient how you plan to use the gift.  “The sweater fits perfectly! It will be great for our ski trip to Colorado next month.”

Add a line about your relationship to the giver.  “Bryant and I are looking forward to having dinner with you and Ian next weekend.”

SIGNATURE — This depends on your relationship with the recipient: “Fondly, With love,
Kind regards,  Warm regards, Best, Yours Truly, etc.”

Et voilà!  The perfect thank you note.  We told you it was simple.  We can’t wait to hear about all the praise you receive from friends and family for your beautifully worded notes of thanks.