You know that wonderful, warm-fuzzy feeling that comes over you when someone goes out of his or her way to lớn spoil you, feed you, treat you, welcome you, bless you, support you or help you out? Of course you do. The feeling is gratitude, and it feels even better when you express it!

A handwritten card or lưu ý of thanks is one of the most heartfelt và meaningful ways to lớn express gratitude. Maybe you can’t repay your recipient for the nice thing he or she has done, but you can reflect the thoughtfulness with the time & care you put into writing và sending a warm, gracious thank-you card or note.

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If you need a little help getting beyond, “Thanks so much…,” you’re in the right place. Our “What to lớn Write in a Thank-You Card” guide is full of thank-you-writing inspiration and message ideas from Hallmark writers. Whether you read the whole guide or skip to lớn your specific thank-you situation, we hope it adds lớn the feel-good factor of putting your thanks in writing.

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Thank You Messages: What to lớn Write in a Thank-You Card

Simple Thanks

If you’ve chosen a card with a printed sentiment (more than just “Thank You”), then you don’t have to địa chỉ very much. Briefly mention the specific gift or kindness you’re thanking the recipient for. Then showroom a warm thought lượt thích one of these…


“You’re the best.”“I’m humbled & grateful.”“You knocked me off my feet!”“My heart is still smiling.”“Your thoughtfulness is a gift I will always treasure.”“Sometimes the simplest things mean the most.”“The banana bread was fabulous. You made my day.”“I’m touched beyond words.”“All I can say is wow! (Except, of course, I’m grateful.)”“My heart just keeps thanking you và thanking you.”“You’re a blessing to me.”“Thank you for being my angel.”

Writing tip: Sign & send your thank-you card while the gift or event is still fresh in your mind. Within three days is ideal, but in most situations a “thanks” will be appreciated no matter how late it arrives.

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For a Gift

Birthday, holiday và just because

Here are some questions you could try khổng lồ answer when writing a thank-you for a birthday, holiday or just-because gift: What was the gift? What do you lượt thích about it? Why was it a good choice for you? What bởi vì you plan to vì with it? How did you feel when you opened it? How did it make you feel about the giver? Below are some message examples that answer one or several of those questions.


“Thank you for the bling hanger for my marathon medals. You know me so well!”“I love the milk-glass vase. I’ll think of you every time I see it on my table.”“Thank you for the fun và funky purse. I don’t know where you find such chất lượng things!”“The table runner you sent for my birthday is perfect! I can tell you spent a lot of time picking it out, và it makes me smile khổng lồ think about how thoughtful you are.”“I was so thrilled when I opened the new hiking boots. You knew exactly what I wanted.”“Thank you so much for the new alarm clock. I’d been needing one, và the one you chose is perfect lớn use with my phone!”“Bless your big & generous heart!”

Writing tip: Here are a few words lớn describe gifts: fabulous, perfect, touching, beautiful, unique, appreciated, awesome & much-needed. Some words khổng lồ describe gift givers: generous, thoughtful, creative, sweet, considerate and caring.

Graduation, wedding, baby và other life events

The challenging thing about these life-event thank-you notes is that you likely have several of them khổng lồ write. It’s fine lớn develop a general formula for what you’ll write, but anytime the task starts khổng lồ become burdensome, put down your pen & come back to it later. You want lớn sound appreciative & enthusiastic, and you’re more likely to lớn come across that way if you write five thank-you cards a day over 10 days, rather than 50 all at once.


“Wow! We are so touched by your generous wedding gift. The place settings will be used & enjoyed often—and we’ll think of you every time.”“Thank you for adding to the joy of our wedding with your warm wishes & thoughtful gift. We love the candlesticks và how they look on our hall table.”“Thank you for the adorable fire engine sleeper & bib for Ben. You put a smile in our hearts. Can’t wait to lớn send you a picture of him wearing it!”“From the bottom of my heart, thank you for organizing the group gift of the oto seat và stroller for my baby shower. You shouldn’t have. (But it’s so nice you did!)”“Thank you for the e-reader! I’m already using it và loving it. I really appreciate you thinking of me on my graduation.”“I so appreciate your thoughtful graduation gift to me. The watch is beautiful, và it almost makes me look like a real grown-up when I wear it