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Saying thank you for the birthday wishes you received can be a tradition many people forget or choose to skip. Then again, getting a great birthday gift from someone special or even their attendance to your birthday party can bring you such joy that you would like to thank them afterwards.

This year make the effort to let everyone who cares for you know how much you appreciate the wishes they kindly sent you, the gifts they bought you or them coming to your birthday gathering. Whether you want a custom message for each person, or you’re looking for a single idea to inspire your mass thank-you campaign, we hope these great examples help you.


Thank you Notes for Birthday Wishes

  • Thank you so very much for the kind birthday wish you sent me. It really makes the day when everyone you care about sends you a lovely wish. Thank you dearly, and I very much look forward to seeing you again soon!
  • To everyone that left me a birthday wish on my page, thanks a million! You are the best collection of friends a person could hope for! Thank you!
  • Your birthday wish was one of the kindest and sweetest I received on the day. Thank you so much and bless you for sending it to me, it really made my day.
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  • Thank you for your warm and heart-felt birthday wishes.
  • I really appreciate the birthday wishes you sent me, you can always tell who your closest friends are by those that make the effort. So I want to make the effort to return the favor. Thank you so much again!

Thank you for your birthday wishes!

  • This year I had one of the very best birthdays of my life. Everyone who contacted me with a birthday wish played a huge part in making my day extra special. Thank you so much and all my love!
  • You guys are there for me when I’m down, but also you’re there for me when we need to blow things up for my birthday! The truth is I can’t thank you enough, but I am going to try anyway. Thank you so much my dearest friends, I owe you all so very much.
  • I was away from home this year for my birthday, but I want to thank everyone who contacted me with a fantastic birthday wish! You brought a little piece of home to me! Thank you all so much!

Thank You for your birthday wishes!


  • Thank you for those wonderful birthday wishes that you sent my way. It really means a lot to me that you not only remembered my birthday but also took some time to send me those beautiful wishes. Thanks once again.
  • I appreciate those lovely birthday wishes that you sent to me on my birthday. Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to do that.
  • Thanks for making my birthday the more special with those amazing warm wishes. God bless you.
  • A number of things made my birthday celebration wonderful, one of such things was the sweet birthday message you sent me. Hearing those words from you really made me feel so special. Thank you.
  • Thank you for the extraordinary love and support you showed me on my birthday. I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart.
  • You are one of the special people in my life, which is why it felt so great receiving your warm wishes on my birthday. Thanks very much.
  • The wishes you sent me on my birthday meant more to me than you’d ever know. And for that, I just want to say a big thank you.
  • Those were some astonishingly beautiful birthday wishes you sent me on my special day. Thank you so much, buddy.
  • Those amazing birthday wishes from you really went a long way in putting a big smile on my face. I really do appreciate the gesture. Thanks.

Thank you for your birthday wishes!

  • My lovely family always makes the most effort to share the very best birthday wishes, I want to say a huge thank you to you for the birthday wish you so kindly sent me. My day was a brilliant one thanks to greatest family a person could wish for. Thank you so much! Can’t wait to see you all again soon!
  • Thank you so much for your generous birthday wish on my birthday! I can’t thank you enough!
  • This year was really one to remember for me, and I have you to thank for contributing to that. Thank you so much and all the very best!
  • There are no words that express how important you were to me on my birthday! Thank you so much for all you did and making my day so perfect!

Thank you for your birthday wishes.

  • Sometimes a thank you is not enough, but until I think of a way to fully make it up to you, this will have to do! Thank you so much for all your very kind efforts on my birthday. It really was a special one thanks to you!
  • As we get older, our birthdays tend to attract less attention from our loved ones, so I just wanted to thank you for remembering me on that very special day of mine and sending me those sweet wishes.
  • Those superb birthday wishes from you made my birthday celebration very exciting and memorable. Thank you for all the love you showed me. You guys really rock!
  • I want to say a big thank you to everyone who took time out of their busy lives to send me those astonishing birthday wishes. I am truly blessed to have such wonderful people in my life. Thanks once again.

Thank you for your birthday wishes!

  • Thanks for those heavenly wishes on my birthday. Friends like you can indeed be hard to find, which is why I’ll always cherish our friendship. God bless you.
  • Your beautiful wishes on my birthday filled my heart with such happiness no gift could ever give me. Thank you for such a priceless gesture, which I will never forget.
  • My birthday would have never been complete without those heartfelt wishes that you sent me. Thank you for making my birthday super awesome.

Thank you for your birthday wishes.

  • Your wishes were the best gift I received on my birthday. Sometimes I wonder what I would do without someone like you in my life! I say a big thank you to you from the depths of my heart.
  • This is to everyone who not only remembered my birthday but went ahead to take the extra effort of sending me warm wishes. I really appreciate you guys in my life.
  • I will forever cherish those beautiful birthday wishes that I received from you. They were so beautiful and touching.

Thank you!

  • I was forced to fight back the tears upon reading the beautiful wishes you sent. That was so sweet and thoughtful of you. And do know that I will forever treasure those beautiful words of yours. Thank you so much for completing my birthday.
  • On my birthday, I received so many gifts, but none of them compares in value to the awesome birthday wish that you sent me. Thank you for making my birthday a very memorable one.
  • The most precious gift that I received on my birthday was that lovely message I received from you. It truly meant a lot to me, and I know it is going to linger in my heart for a very long time. You’re such a wonderful friend.
  • Despite how busy your life tends to be, you not only remembered my birthday but also made out time to send me such beautiful birthday wishes. You really made me feel special and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for that sweet gesture.
  • Thank you for remembering my birthday and sending me those memorable birthday wishes. Every blessed day you prove to me again and again that you are a true friend. I’m blessed to have someone like you in my life.
  • Your heartfelt wishes added so much color to my birthday celebration. I just want you to know how much those words from you meant to me and how much I appreciate that beautiful gesture from you. Thank you, buddy.

Thank you for your birthday wishes.

  • I never thought words could make me feel so happy and special until I read those beautiful birthday wishes you sent to me. Your words were so moving they literally brought me to tears. Thank you very much!
  • Only my true friends remembered my birthday since I didn’t disclose that on social media. And you, my friend, prove to me that you are a true friend by remembering my birthday and sending me such wonderful wishes. Thank you, my dearest friend.
  • To some, they might just be ordinary words. But to me, they meant more than that. Thanks for the priceless birthday wishes you sent me on my birthday. Those wishes not only made my birthday worth celebrating but they also made me feel very special.

Thank you for your birthday wishes!

  • I want to thank all my friends and family for those wonderful birthday messages, some of which almost brought me to tears. Thank you all for showing me with such amount of love and making my birthday an event to remember for years to come. I love you all from the bottom of my heart.
  • I just wanted to thank you for those kind words on my birthday and let you know how blessed I feel to have such a wonderful person like you in my life. You really made my special day extra special. Thanks.
  • I will always keep those touching birthday wishes you sent close to my heart, for I consider them to be priceless. Thanks a lot. You’re such a special person to me.

Thank you for your birthday wishes!


Thank you Notes for Birthday Gifts

  • My gifts this year were beautiful. I want to thank you ever so much much for the fantastic present you kindly gave me! I can’t wait to return the favour for yours!
  • Some people gave me money, and some people just sent me messages. You sent me a gift and for that I have to say I love you more than any of them! Thank you so much! It’s perfect and is exactly what I wanted.
  • Some people think too many presents on your birthday can spoil a person. To those people I say they are just simply jealous! Thank you so much for the gift and for helping to make my birthday a brilliant one!
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  • If I had to rank the best gifts I received for my birthday, yours would certainly be within the top 3! That’s amazing seeing as I got nearly 50 in total! That’s right I counted. Congratulations on being amongst the very best! Thank you so very much!

Thank you for your birthday gift!

  • Many people think size matters when it comes to gifts. I don’t. Though the gift you so thoughtfully found for me was smaller than most, it was certainly one of the biggest surprises of my day and I want to thank you so much for it. I love it!
  • If there was an award for being able to pick the perfect gift you would win it every year. This year you outdid yourself and deserve a lifetime achievement award for it! I love you and thank you so much for this present, it really did make my day perfect!
  • Your gift means so much to me. Thanks, a lot!
  • You made me feel so special, and that is a remarkable birthday gift. Thank you so much.

It was an absolute pleasure seeing you at my birthday party, I was thrilled that you were able to come! Thank You.

Thank you for Coming to my Birthday Party

  • I am over the moon that you were able to come to my birthday party! I want to thank you for attending and very much hope you had a fantastic time! The night was made perfect because you along with all of my closest friends and family could come. Thank you so much again!
  • You didn’t just turn up, you arrived in style, helped around the place and kept things alive! You helped make my birthday party a success and I want to give you a huge thank you for coming! You’re the best!
  • It was an absolute pleasure seeing you at my birthday party, I was thrilled that you were able to come! It’s been so long that I forgot how fun it was hanging out! I really hope you had a great time! I look forward to seeing you again soon!
  • It’s true, the party may have not been as full as we hoped, but I like to think that quality is more important than quantity. The most important people were there including you, and that is all that I could hope for. Thank you!
  • We have this party every year for my birthday but this year was one of the best! You and the guys really helped make that happen for me! Thank you so much! Let’s do even better next year!
  • Your presence at the party means more than a million dollars to me! Thank you so much for coming.
  • Because of your great input, my party was more fun than anyone imagined. From the depth of my heart, I want to say Thank You!

 

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Teachers play vital roles in the lives of the students, and have long-lasting impacts on the lives of their students. A thank you note to teacher is a chance for parents and children to express their gratitude and appreciation for what the teacher has done that has impacted them.

If you’re searching for cute sayings to share with the people you love or just want to feel inspired yourself, browse through an sweet collection of get well soon wishes, retirement sayings and grateful quotes.

Best Thank You Note to Teacher

  • You did not only teach me what is good in life but also inspired me to do good in life. You are a great teacher and a good human being. Thank you for your contribution to building my life.
  • Before saying anything, I would like to apologize, for all the times I should have paid more attention, for the times I had an attitude, and for not appreciating the hard work and effort that you put into teaching me the lessons I needed to learn. Thank you for spending your valuable time teaching me, even when I wasn’t keen to learn.
  • Just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate your hard work and efforts for our children. I know we don’t say it enough, but you’re the best teacher, our children could possibly have. Thanks!
  • I hope you know what a wonderful teacher you are. We sure do, and we appreciate it more than words can say. Our children have gone through so many positive changes, and we know that a lot of it is due to your loving guidance. Please keep being yourself and doing what you do!
  • The time you spent during and after class giving our child individual attention to make sure he/she understands goes above and beyond the call of duty. Thank you for your patience, and for being gentle with him/her when it took longer to grasp the concepts.
  • In your classroom you fostered growth and new ideas; you challenged and encouraged us to challenge ourselves. You made us better human beings. Your positive impact will stay with me always.
  • It is impossible to thank a teacher. There are no words, to appreciate someone whose words empower children to chase their dreams.
  • Dear teacher, I know we may have had some differences over the past year, but I’d like to thank you for the time and energy you put into teaching us. I’ve learned a lot, and I couldn’t have done it without you. So, thank you.
  • Just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate the work you do every day. I know we don’t say it enough, but you’re the best teacher we could possibly have. Thanks!
  • Even though you were a strict teacher and held us to high standards, I know that I have learned more from your class than any other class I have had. You pushed me to do my best, and I am better for it now.
  • Thank you for your guidance, friendship, and even for your discipline. I learned that I am strongest when I recognize what yet is weak and how I might best develop those parts of my character. Thank you for taking the time to be my friend.
  • You’re an inspiration to students and other teachers alike. You’ve activated a hunger for knowledge and wisdom, inspiring me to plan my future and become a better individual. Thanks for everything.
  • Thank you for sharing the wisest piece of advice in the class. I am also grateful for your outstanding behavior which you maintain while dealing with every child. I feel so good that my child is under your supervision. It is relaxing to know my child is learning something new every day and he is growing not only mentally but also spiritually. You are such a positive impact on my child, and which is why you are worthy of my respect and admiration as well. Thanks for being the best teacher for my child.
  • Thank you very much for being such a good teacher to my child. As a parent, I know perfect teachers are hard to find, but for me, you are the best teacher for my child. Thank you for your love and care you are giving to my child each day. I truly appreciate that. Thank you!
  • As a teacher, you have given our child the capacity to believe in himself/herself and to dream big. This is a gift that only a special person such as you could have given. Thank you for believing in him/her.
  • In your classroom you wore more than just the hat of the teacher. You were a listener, helper, coach, and cheerleader as well. Thank you for being able to wear all these hats at once while making a difference.
  • Thank you for everything you’ve taught this year. It’s remarkable how much we are learned, and how excited we are to tell us about each new discovery.
  • Our once introvert child’s personality has bloomed open like a beautiful fragrant flower ever since being tended by a lovely gardener in the form of a teacher like you. Thanks.
  • I’m not a school fan, but every morning that I come to school I know I can see your face and smile and you make my day.
  • You are probably the third most influential person in my life just behind my parents because you taught me to ask good questions, never give up, and never quit learning. You instilled a sense of scholarship in me and showed me how important my education is.
  • I’m not sure how I’m going to live without your lessons and your words of wisdom. But I know that I can now go into the real world and be confident about who I am and what I can achieve. For all of this, thanks to my wonderful teacher!
  • After my mom and dad, you have been the most important support in my life. I see you as a parental figure my teacher. I would like to thank you a lot for all your valuable advice which has helped me to get out of my teenage strife. You are a role-model and motivation. I never thought in my life that I would be able to get a mentor like you. I feel so blessed and thankful to Lord for sending a teacher like you in my life. You have really shaped my life and I always try to follow your teachings. I always try to learn the way you teach. You are a resource for us. Nothing can dim your sparkle as you have an aura of knowledge and wisdom which no one can surpass. You have also taught us to be humble and right now I am doing exactly the thing which you have taught me. I am saying thank you to the one who has imparted me wisdom and done certain extremely nice things for me. Thank you, teacher, for making me what I am today.
  • Thank you for creating an environment of enthusiasm for learning, appreciation for growing, and room for making mistakes along the way. I am grateful to have you as a guide, leading by example.
  • Thank you for all your hard work this year. Our child loves school and it’s easy to see why. We hear all about the dynamic way you deliver lessons and encourage participation and are pleased that our daughter is learning so much.
  • Thank you for being my teacher. I enjoyed your class very much and most of all liked your religion lessons. You were always very kind to me and helped me with my reading.
  • I hope you know what a wonderful teacher you are. We sure do, and we appreciate it more than words can say. Our child has gone through so many positive changes in the past year, and we know that a lot of it is due to your loving guidance. Please keep being yourself and doing what you do!
  • I am grateful to you for all the things that you taught us this year/semester. I enjoyed the talks we had in class. Thank you for understanding and always helping me. You’re a great teacher.
  • I never knew learning could be so fun until I had you as a teacher. Your class was educational yet entertaining at the same time. Thank you for all the edutainment!
  • My child has become a better person because of a wonderful person like you. Thank you, teacher.
  • I wanted to drop by this little note to tell you just how much you’re appreciated! I know that sometimes teaching a classroom full of 5th graders may seem like a thankless job. You might sometimes feel more like a referee, babysitter and counselor with all the girl drama, rivalry and hormones this age group is experiencing. But all of the love, time, and long hours you invest in your students has not gone unnoticed. I feel so grateful that my daughter has you as her teacher this year. Academically you are creating super stars of each one of them. Thank you so much for everything you do each and every day.
  • Thank you so much for the things that you did! There’s no one alive who could do what you did. You cared for our children, you fluffed up their wings. You taught them good lessons and wonderful things. Thank you so much for all that you’ve done.
  • I want to express my appreciation for your excellent work caring for my children. The difference you’re making in my life is immeasurable. Thank you for everything you have done for my children in the last years.
  • To my favorite teacher. You have helped me in more ways than simply enriching my basic knowledge. You have also helped shaped me into the person I am today and for that I will always be thankful!
  • You are not only our teacher, you are our friend, authority, and guide, all rolled into one person. We will always be grateful to you for your support and kindness.
  • Thank you for challenging me to think further, work harder and dream bigger. Without you as my teacher, I wouldn’t have been able to achieve what I have. I don’t think people say thank you to teachers often enough. Thank you for the doors you have opened for me.
  • You may be a teacher, but there are times I think you are a saint. Being stuck in a room all day with all those different personalities takes someone special. Thanks for your bravery and strength!
  • It’s so comforting to see that someone like you is around to keep an eye on my child’s safety and ensure that they are happy and entertained while I’m away. Thank you so much for going above and beyond.
  • As a wonderful teacher, you may not realize that all good teachers have good parental qualities. But as good parents, we realize that we don’t have exquisite teaching qualities like yours. Thank you for taking good care of our child.
  • Thank you teacher for all your hard work this year. Our child loves school and it’s easy to see why. We hear all about the dynamic way you deliver lessons and encourage participation and are pleased that our daughter is learning so much.
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This list of 35 perfect thank you for sharing our special day with us wording ideas will help you find the right words to share with your guests.

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We would like to thank our friends and family for sharing in our joy and happiness on this day. We are thankful for each of you who have traveled near and far to celebrate with us today.

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Thank you so much for helping us make our special day even more special with your presence and generous gift.

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To our families and friends, your presence here today is an honor and a joy in our lives. We are especially grateful for the distances that many have traveled to be here with us today. Our special wish is that each of you will continue to be a part of our lives.

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We are so thankful that you were able to join us as we began our new life together. Your generosity and thoughtfulness are truly appreciated.

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A heartfelt thanks for sharing in our special day. Your thoughtfulness and generosity are greatly appreciated.

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Our wedding day wouldn’t have been the same without you there. Thank you for being a part of our big day.

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Thank you for all of your support and love. With change comes growth, with growth comes understanding and with understanding comes acceptance. We love you with all our hearts.

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We are so blessed to have friends like you in our lives. Thank you so much for your friendship and for celebrating our special day with us.

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We would like to thank everyone for traveling a great distance to celebrate this joyous occasion with us. Each of you has played a very important role in our lives and we would not be who we are today without you. As you have helped us grow as individuals, we would ask for your blessings today as we grow together. Thank you for sharing in this very special day.

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You are a big part of the reason why our wedding day was such a wonderful occasion for us! Thank you for your time and effort that you took to come and celebrate with us.

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Please accept our sincere thanks for adding to the joyfulness of our special day with your attendance and loving gift.

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Thank for celebrating our magical day with [Spouse’s name] and I. We hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did.

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From the bottom of our hearts, [Spouse’s name] and I just want to thank you for being part of our big day. Your presence and gift are really appreciated.

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On this day, marking the beginning of our life together. To our families and friends, your presence here today is an honor and a joy in our lives. We are especially grateful for the distances that many have traveled to be here with us today. Our special wish is that each of you will continue to be a part of our lives.

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Sending you a warm thanks for helping to make our special day even more special with your presence.

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Thank you for helping us celebrate our special day. Your presence and generous gift are truly appreciated.

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We are so happy to have you celebrate this very auspicious occasion with us. We have been so amazed by all the love and support that everyone has given us, and we especially would like to thank those of you who traveled long distances to be here. It means so much to us, and we will always cherish the fond memories made today.

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We are thrilled that you are here to celebrate this special day with us. This is one of the most important days of our lives and it means so much to have you here. Many people have traveled form long distances to be here with us today, and for that we are especially grateful.

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We would like to thank everyone who have come near and far, for sharing in our joy and happiness on this day. You have all played a very special role in our lives, each of you has touched our lives in some significant way, shaping us as individuals. As we celebrate our marriage, we would like to thank you all for your love, support and friendship over the years.

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Thanks for your presence at our wedding which helped fill our day with love and happiness.

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Please, accept our deep gratitude for joining us in celebrating our new lives together. We hope that you had as much fun as we did at our wedding.

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You presence made our wedding day happier and brighter. Thank you for your support and thoughtful gift.

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Our wedding would not have been complete without the support of our family and friends.Thank you for sharing our day!

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Thank you for joining us as we began our new life together. Your generosity and thoughtfulness were very much appreciated.

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We’re sending you our gratitude for being part of our wedding day.

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We would like to express a sincere thank you to our dear guests whose presence has made this day a most memorable one, filled with treasured memories, which we will carry with us for the rest of our lives. Your presence and participation at our sacred wedding is highly appreciated.

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Your presence at our wedding helped make the day a truly memorable one.

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Thank you for being there on our special day. We appreciate your love and support as we begin our new journey together.

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Words are not enough to express the joy that we had from knowing that you were part of our big day. Thank you for your love and generous gift.

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Thanks for being an important part of our big day. We will always remember it.

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Your presence and gift made us feel so loved! Thanks a lot my friend.

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for joining us as we begin our new life together. We feel extremely fortunate to be surrounded by so many of our loved ones who have shared and helped to shape our lives. Your presence today in celebration of our love and commitment to each other means so much to us.

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Our wedding day was so much more memorable because you were there.

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Thank you for sharing in our special day and for your wonderful gift.

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Thanks for taking part in our wedding day. Your love, presence, and thoughtful gift were truly appreciated. It was truly special to have you celebrate with us.

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I hope you enjoyed this collection of thank you for sharing our special day with us wording ideas to communicate your gratitude.

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A thank you note to teacher is a chance for parents and children to share with the people you love or just want to feel inspired yourself, browse through an sweet collection of get well soon wishes, retirement sayings and grateful quotes. Before saying anything, I would like to apologize, for all the times I.

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From an early age, my mom instilled in me the importance of writing thank you notes. I can’t remember the exactly how old I was when I wrote my first one, but I imagine it was as soon as I was able to write. After every birthday party, Christmas, or any other occasion where someone had given me a gift, my mom wouldn’t let me rest until I’d written a thank you note to every last person.

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve continued to write thank you notes for all sorts of reasons. I’ve written them to high school teachers who wrote me letters of recommendation, to friends who let me stay with them during my travels, and to the many mentors I’ve had during my journey as a freelancer.

I’ve also had the pleasure of receiving a few thank you notes over the years, so I know just how warm and appreciated they can make you feel. At the same time, I’ve used thank you notes as part of my professional life, both out of courtesy and the desire to follow up with potential clients. They can be powerful tools, yet so few people take the time to write them.

In this post, I want to take away any excuses you might have for writing thank you notes. Don’t know how? I’ll show you. Not sure when to send a thank you note? I’ve got you covered. Struggling to structure your note? I created a three free templates.

By the end of this post, you’ll know everything you need to start sending your own thank you notes. The results will be improved professional prospects for you, as well as a world that’s just a little bit happier and more full of gratitude.

4 Reasons to Write a Thank You Note

Why write a thank you note to begin with? In some cases, the need is obvious. If you receive a birthday gift, for instance, you should write a thank you note both to show your gratitude and to let the person know you received their gift.

In other cases, however, things can be less clear. Do you send your boss a thank you note for…giving you a job? What about your who helped you during their office hours? You can’t spend all your time writing thank you notes, after all.

I don’t have the answers for every situation, but here are four common reasons you should write a thank you note. These will cover the majority of the situations you’ll encounter. If you’re in any doubt, then just send a note. It never hurts.

1. To Thank Someone for a Gift

Of all the situations in which you’d send a thank you note, this is the one people are most familiar with. If anyone sends you a gift in the mail, a thank you note is definitely the right move, especially if that person is someone you don’t see much in person. Even if it is someone you see regularly, however, it’s always a pleasure to receive mail that isn’t a credit card offer, bill, or ad.

There is one gift-giving situation where I think thank you notes are (probably) unnecessary. If you’re at some kind of organized gift exchange where it’s assumed that everyone will bring and receive a gift, then you don’t need to send a thank you note. Unless, of course, you’re the victim of a Michael Scott-level gift that goes way over the $20 limit:

2. To Follow Up After a Job Interview or Meeting

This is a type of thank you note that you’re probably not as familiar with. However, if you’ve read any of our content on job interviews, you’ll know that following up after an interview is essential. The best way to do this is through sending a thank you note. Why? Assuming two candidates are equally qualified, which one would you hire?

  • The one who reached out to you after the interview to thank you for taking the time to give them a tour of your office, answer their questions about the job, and give them a chance to grow their career
  • OR the one who came to the interview and didn’t even bother taking 5 minutes to send a thank you note

Of course, sending a thank you note won’t guarantee you get the job over someone who’s more qualified or performed better during the interview. But it never hurts.

Also, don’t limit your interview thank you notes to just the hiring manager or team that interviewed you. Depending on the interview format, it might also make sense to send a thank you note to the receptionist who escorted you to the interview room or the department head who gave you a tour.

3. To Show Your Gratitude for Someone’s Help

This is the type of thank you note that we don’t send enough. If someone helped you out, let them know. I’m not saying you need to send a written thanks to every person that ever held the door for you, but larger gestures of help definitely deserve a note.

Here are some situations where a thank you note makes sense:

  • For a letter of recommendation – Whether it was for a job, internship, graduate school, or volunteer opportunity, send a note that shows you’re thankful for the time your professor, coach, or boss took to write the letter. Not only is this the right thing to do, but it’s also a chance to update the person on whether or not you got the opportunity you applied for (and how it went).
  • For academic help – Did your professor, tutor, or friend take extra time to help you master derivatives or decline German nouns? Thank them for going above and beyond.
  • For career advice – Did someone from career planning spend hours helping you to perfect your resume? Did a local professional meet with you for coffee to tell you how they got started in their field? This kind of help is hugely valuable, so tell them how much they helped you.
  • For support during a difficult time – Was someone there for you when you were struggling with anxiety, bad grades, or the loss of a loved one? You can’t ever repay them for their help (not that you need to), but you can send them a thank you note.

4. To Demonstrate Your Appreciation

This reason is similar to the previous, but a bit more general. There are some people in our lives that always deserve thanks, since they provide us with ongoing support or, ya know, raised us. I’m talking about your parents, your close friends, or even the barista at the coffee place where you do your homework.

If there’s someone special in your life that’s helped you get where you are, supported you all the way, or just made your day a bit brighter, send some thanks their way.

How to Write a Thank You Note in 5 Steps

Now that you understand the reasons you’d want to write a thank you note, let’s take a look at how to actually do it. As with any kind of writing, getting started is usually the most difficult part. With the method below, you’ll be writing that note and sending it off in no time.

1. Identify the Reason

Why are you writing this thank you note? Your reason probably fits one of the categories I discussed above, but if not, that’s cool too. What’s most important is that you understand why, as that will dictate how you approach writing the note.

The type of thank you note you write to a professor who helped you pass Calculus is going to be different from the kind you write to a friend you’ve known since childhood.

2. Choose the Format

Once you know why you’re writing the note (and who the recipient is), you need to choose your format. By this, I mean you need to make a couple decisions:

  • Physical or digital note
  • If choosing a physical note, you also need to decide between:
    1. Typed or handwritten
    2. Pre-made or homemade card

Let’s look at each of these choices in more detail:

Physical vs. Digital Thank You Notes

If you have the option to send a physical thank you note, do it. It’s way more personal and requires more effort than a digital one.

In some cases, though, a physical thank you note may not be practical. Perhaps you don’t have a physical address for the person you want to thank (and you have no way to look it up).

Or, in a job interview situation, it may be in your best interest to send a digital thank you since a physical one might not arrive before the company has made their hiring decision.

In most cases, however, I suggest going the physical route.

Typed vs. Handwritten

Even if you decide to send a physical thank you note, you still need to decide if you want to type it or write it by hand. If you have nice, legible handwriting, then I think you should choose handwritten. If you’re like me, however, and have handwriting that friends have described as both “serial killer” and “like someone who just learned to write cursive,” then you may be better off typing a nice note and then signing it at the bottom with a pen.

Also, you should consider the occasion. If you’re sending the note in a professional context where legibility is the most important thing, then typing is better. But if you’re sending the note to a close friend or family member who won’t judge your chicken scratch, go ahead and add that charming, handwritten touch.

Premade vs. Homemade

Should you use a store-bought thank you card, or should you create your own? I think there’s a lot of room for variation here. You certainly should not buy a premade card and just sign your name. That’s almost worse than not sending a thank you note; it’s very impersonal.

But there’s nothing wrong with choosing a funny or touching thank you card from the store and then adding your own personal message.

In general, though, I’d stick with just a standard typewritten note (no weird fonts or colors) or some simple cards that have “Thank You” embossed on them.

3. Write a Draft Using This Structure

Now that you’ve chosen your format, you need to write the notes. It’s easy to get trapped in writer’s block at this stage, agonizing over the right words to use. To break you out of that paralysis, here’s a format that works for any thank you notes you’ll need to write. It consists of four parts:

  1. Salutation/greeting
  2. A kind message or thought
  3. What you’re thanking them for
  4. Conclusion (and follow-up, if relevant)

Let’s look at each in more detail:

1. Salutation/greeting

This is the first line of the note. It’s the classic “Dear So-and-so” that you use when you write an email (I was going to say “write a letter,” but then I remembered no one does that anymore).

If you’re writing a professional note, then you can just use “Dear” + “the person’s full name (and title, if relevant).” For instance, “Dear Thomas Frank.”

I don’t generally think it’s necessary to use “Mr.” or “Ms.” these days. If you’re applying for a job in an industry or at a company that’s very traditional, you might do so. Likewise, you might want to include it if the person you’re writing to is a lot older than you. You’ll have to use your best judgment there.

If it’s not a professional note, then it might make more sense to start with the person’s name followed by a comma. For example, “Martin,”. Or, you could include a greeting before it, as in “Hey Roxine,”. Use whatever sounds natural. Read it aloud if you need to.

2. A kind message or thought

This is what you should write in the first sentence or two of the note. Just as when you’re meeting someone, you wouldn’t start with the thing you’ve come to talk about.

You need to make a little small talk first to ease into the conversation. It’s the same with a note like this. Plus, saying something kind and thoughtful will make your recipient feel good.

For example, let’s say you’re writing to the hiring manager of a company where you just had an interview. You might begin with a couple sentences along the lines of “I had a lovely time touring your office the other day” or “It was a pleasure to meet you and the team members at Needful Things.”

3. What you’re thanking them for

This is the heart of the thank you note. Express whatever it is that you want to say thanks for. For example, “Thank you for taking the time to tell me about how you got started in the cat café business.” Or, “I’m so thankful for the support you gave me during my dad’s illness.”

4. Conclusion (and follow-up, if relevant)

Once you’ve thanked the recipient, you need to conclude the note. This will vary depending on the formality of the situation and your intent for the note.

If you’re just writing to thank a friend, it’s sufficient to just add one more kind/funny sentence and then just sign your name at the bottom. If you’re close to the person, you might write “Much love,” and then your name.

With a business thank you note, on the other hand, you want to add a nice conclusion but also indicate your future intent. For instance, if you’re writing to thank a professional mentor, you could say, “I’ll keep you updated on my career plans when I’m closer to graduation.” Or, “I’d love to return the favor and help you in any way I can.”

Don’t be pushy or sleazy, but don’t be afraid to take the lead in continuing or furthering the relationship you have with the person you’re writing to. They’ll appreciate you doing so, as it makes it easier for them to help you (which they presumably want to do if they’ve already met with you and you made a good impression).

This can also work well for jobs, as even if you don’t end up being the company’s pick for a specific position, you’ll at least be on their radar for future hires (or if their first-choice candidate declines their offer).

4. Edit Your Draft (To Eliminate These 5 Common Mistakes)

Okay, so you have your thank you note draft. But don’t send it just yet. Before you put in the mail (or press “Send”), you should give it an editing pass.

If you’re handwriting your note, I recommend doing a typed draft first so that you can use digital tools to check for spelling, usage, and grammar errors. Regardless, though, you should look to eliminate these five common errors:

1. Too long or wordy

You’re writing a thank you note, not a cover letter, book proposal, or research paper. Therefore, you should keep it short. Five sentences maximum is plenty, and I’d say three is adequate for most situations.

2. Impersonal

The most impersonal thing you can do is buy a pre-written thank you card and sign it. But even if you write your own card, it’s still possible that it’s impersonal. Be sure to include some touches that make it clear that you know the person you’re writing to (and aren’t just using a generic thank you note).

If you’re writing to someone you know well, this is easy. Just make an inside joke or reference whatever happened at your last family gathering.

But if you’re writing to someone in a professional context, you’ll have to get more creative. You could mention something funny that happened during the interview, or a detail that stood out to you about the company’s office.

It’s the difference between, “I loved learning about your company” and “Hearing about how Buy More is reshaping the consumer electronics buying experience gave me insight into the direction I want to take my career.”

3. Incorrect tone

“Tone” in writing can be hard to define, but it’s basically the way a piece of writing sounds. For our purposes, the most important aspect of tone is how formal (or informal) the note sounds. In a note to a friend, you should use casual words like “hey” or “badass.”

But in a note to the company you’re hoping will offer you a job, you’ll want to keep things more professional. You don’t want to sound like a robot, but you don’t want to be too casual, either.

4. Grammar errors

When writing something this short, there aren’t usually many true grammar errors to watch out for. Most of the problems you’ll encounter will involve misspelled or misused words. For example, writing “to” instead of “too” or “there” instead of “they’re.”

To avoid these issues, I recommend taking your thank you note and pasting it into Grammarly. Grammarly is a free app that will check your writing for grammar, spelling, and usage errors. I highly recommend it for proofreading your essays; I use it for all my professional writing.

5. Spelling the recipient’s name wrong

Please, please make sure to check that you’re spelling the recipient’s name correctly. Even if it was an honest mistake, spelling someone’s name wrong makes you look careless.

As Dale Carnegie put it, “a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.” Seeing your name misspelled, however, turns it into the sourest and most frustrating sound. I say this as someone with a name that people commonly misspell….

5. Send the Note ASAP

Now that your note is error-free and polished, send it as soon as you can. While thank you notes are always pleasant to receive, they make the most sense if they’re sent as close as possible to the thing for which you’re thanking the recipient. Getting a thank you note for a Christmas gift in July, for example, is just confusing.

And in a professional situation, it’s always in your best interest as a job candidate to send the thank you note ASAP so that you’re still fresh in the hiring manager’s mind. If you wait too long, they may have hired someone else.

3 Thank You Note Examples for Different Occasions

After reading the last section, you may be wondering how all of this information fits together. It’s one thing to read about how to write a thank you note, but what does it look like in practice? To show you how to translate the theory into reality, I’ve created the following three example thank you notes for these common occasions:

  1. Thanking a professional mentor for their guidance
  2. Thanking a friend for a gift
  3. Thanking a company after an interview

Feel free to adapt each example to suit your own needs. Just make sure to personalize them accordingly.

Example #1: Thanking a Professional Mentor for Their Guidance

Dear Homer Simpson,

I enjoyed meeting you the other day for coffee and donuts. It was enlightening to me as an aspiring nuclear plant safety inspector to learn what life is like for you on the job.

Thank you for all the guidance you’ve given me as I explore this career path. You’ve helped me see how I can apply what I’m learning outside the classroom, while also giving me valuable career advice. I hope we can chat again soon; it’s always a pleasure.

With gratitude,

Ransom Patterson

Example #2: Thanking a Friend for a Gift

Hey man,

Got the mug you sent me the other day. The message on it is perfect. Can’t believe you managed to find something that combines my love of rock climbing and Futurama. Hope everyone is well in Nashville. See you at the reunion.

– Ransom

Example #3: Thanking a Company After an Interview

Dear Michael Scott,

It was a delight to meet you at the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin earlier today. I had no idea what a wide range of industries your company serves. Now I can appreciate just how essential paper is to modern business.

Thank you for showing me around your office and answering my questions about the open receptionist position. It sounds like an engaging, rewarding job.

Regardless of the decision you make, I’m grateful for your time and consideration.

Best,

Ransom Patterson

Stay Thankful

I hope this post has shown you how to write any kind of thank you note you could ever need.

Taking the time to write thank you notes will not only help you further your career prospects, but it will also strengthen the relationships you have outside of your work. It’s a great habit to get into while you’re still a student, as it only becomes more relevant the further you get in life.

Thanks for reading; I’m very grateful.

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