How To Write A Thank You Note

how to write a thank you note

Letterpress cactus card by Paper Parasol Press

Do you send thank you notes? It’s something I haven’t done in a long time but feel inspired by Gina Hamadey, who wrote one thank you note a day in 2018. That’s 365 cards! Amazing!

January seems like the perfect time to start a thank you note practice, especially after all the gifts given during the holidays. A nice note of thanks can go a long way. A simple acknowledgment that you appreciate the gift you were given, can bring a smile to the gift giver.

Block print card by June & December

Thank you notes don’t need to be long. As Gina says:

“…it’s earnest, specific, and from the heart.”

Block print card by Katharine Watson

How to write a thank you note

So how do you write a thank you note?

Start with a card. Set aside 10 to 15 minutes and think about what you want to tell the person.

Did they send you a gift? Explain how you use it in your day to day life or how you found the perfect spot for it.

Did they do something extraordinary for you? Think of a friend or casual acquaintance and explain how they positively impacted you.

Have they done an amazing job? Think of a co-worker, hair stylist, or a fellow volunteer. Tell them how you’re amazed by the job well done!

Sign off with a simple “thank you” and your name.

You can send it in the mail, or deliver it in person. Up to you!

Monstera leaf cards by five blessings

Thank you notes are tiny thoughtful things that means so much to the giver and receiver. Try it out. Even if you don’t do one-a-day, try for the big occasions like after receiving a gift, then branch out to other types of kindness. Before you know it you’ll be a thank you card pro.

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