Use the grid below to create a one of a kind, enduring thank you note. You can use the grid as a word bank full of ideas to inspire you.
Or you can follow this simple template. All you need to do is pick any word from each category and finish the sentence provided. You do not have to choose words linearly or straight across the grid. Feel free to choose any word from each category to help you write your note of thanks. Note: you may have to change verb tense or add a word or two make a coherent sentence.
I want to say… (choose any phrase from column 1)
You are so… (choose any phrase from column 2)
I am… (choose any phrase from column 3)
for (state the name of the gift or the act/favor the person provided).
I feel (choose any phrase from column 4).
The gift or Favor (choose any phrase from column 5).
That is it. You just wrote an amazing, powerful and heartfelt note.
I want to say what a difference you have made. You are so thoughtful. I am overjoyed for the handmade quilt. I feel loved and cared for. Your gift will always be cherished.
The above grid can be used to make hundreds of one of a kind thank you notes. Use words and phrases that are more common in your personal vocabulary so your note does not seem fabricated.
You can also be creative and combine words and phrases suggested above in any order to make your unique thank you note.
Remember, a thank you note is honoring and recognizing a gift or favor received. It is respectful to offer a moment of thankfulness.
The best etiquette is to hand write the note and send it in the mail. It is better to acknowledge a gift or favor than to not do anything. So if you do not send one in the mail, at least do one of the following.
Example Note Thanking Someone for a Favor
August 10th, 20__
I want to say what a difference you have made. You are so helpful and kind hearted. I am grateful for the meal you made for me when I was sick. I feel so nurtured from the homemade chicken soup. The soup warmed my heart and my whole body.
After I had a big bowl of your soup I took a much needed nap. I woke up feeling so much better. It must have been because of all the extra care you put into your soup that made me heal quicker from the flu.
Example Note Thanking Someone For a Gift
December 28, 20__
I want to take a moment to tell your holiday gift brought a huge smile to my face. You are so generous. I am grateful and tickled pink for the gift card to Target you gave me. After all the holiday expenses your gift card was just what I needed. I purchased a small trinket for myself and a few other necessities with your helpful and considerate gift card.
With deep gratitude,
Salutations You Can Use
With deep gratitude,
With much appreciation,
Thank you for your kindness,
Thank you for caring,