I don’t struggle with writer’s block a lot, but when I pick up my pen to write a thank you card, it can be so hard to think of what to say! If you relate, you’ve come to the right place. Today we have a guest post called “How To Write An Awesome Thank-You Card” by Julia Nelson. See the guest post she did for me last year here.
Hey there, friends! I hope you had a fantastic Christmas yesterday with friends and family to celebrate the birth of our Savior!
Every Christmas and birthday, when my sisters and I open presents from extended family members, my mom writes down the gifts we receive on a notepad. That way, we can write thank-you cards to them later that week.
It’s easy enough to find a nice card to send to people, but what can you write other than “thank you”? What else can you say? Are there any little tricks to writing a thank-you card?
Well, I have some tips to help you write a great thank-you card to family and friends!
Let’s get started!
I find it tricky to write a thank-you card if I only received one gift. How do you elaborate enough to write a nice card and not sound fake?
Here’s an example:
Thank you so much for the lovely necklace! It was so kind and thoughtful of you. I really appreciate it and can’t wait to wear it!
Then you can end with something like “Thanks again” or “Love and miss you!” It might seem short, but you don’t need to write a full-length letter. Just thank them and let them know you appreciate their thoughtfulness.
CASH OR CHECK GIFT
What can you say if you received cash or a check? Here’s an idea:
Thank you so much for the $_ cash/check and sweet card! It was so thoughtful and generous of you. I’ll definitely put it to good use! I have some ideas already! Thanks so much again!”
You might add the ideas you have, or generalize it, such as some jewelry or a new pair of shoes. Then end with “Love and miss you!” or something similar. If it’s to a coworker or someone you’re not as close with, you might say, “Love working with you!” or “So grateful for our friendship!”
Did you receive a gift card to a specific place? Maybe it was to your favorite restaurant or store. How can you write a thank-you card for that? Here’s an idea:
Thank you so much for the gift card to _____! It was so thoughtful and generous of you. _____ is my favorite restaurant/store. I can’t wait to go there soon! Thanks again!
And end with “Love and miss you,” or something similar. You could also add, if it’s a store, that there’s a certain item you’ve had your eye on for a while.
Perhaps you received multiple gifts from a family member or friend. How can you write a thank-you card for those? Here’s an idea of how to start it:
Thank you so much for the gifts you gave me for my birthday! It was so thoughtful of you and such a nice surprise.
Then you can talk about the gifts, such as, “I love the bracelet! It’ll look so good with my blue top,” or “I’m going to display the picture in my room so I see it every day!” It means a lot to people when they know how you’ll use or display the gifts they gave you.
TIPS AND TRICKS
It’s tricky to write a thank-you card sometimes because they’re usually short. But I have 4 tips and tricks to make your thank-you card a bit more special and personal.
- Draw something in the card. It adds a personal touch.
- Add stickers (if you’re a sticker person).
- Write in a larger type. This way, it takes up more space and doesn’t seem like such a short card. (But don’t write it so large that it looks fake!)
- Write in fancy type with a fun pen. You might use a wide, flat-tipped pen so you can make it look like calligraphy. (If you know how to do calligraphy or fancy lettering, add some of that!)
So there you are! Those are my tips for writing thank-you cards to people!
Remember, thank-you cards are meant to be special and personal. You are thanking someone for giving you a thoughtful and generous gift. This post was meant to get your wheels spinning and give you some ideas on how to do that!
What about you? Did you have a good Christmas? Do you struggle with writing thank-you cards? Did this post give you any ideas?