Personalize each note: Cookie cutter notes won't do here. If someone was nice enough to give you a graduation gift, take the time to address them personally.
Mention the Gift: If the person to whom you're writing got you something nice, describe how happy you were to receive it, and tell them what you plan on doing with the gift. People love imagining their gifts in action. Especially old people.
Keep it Casual: There is no need to be overly formal with your graduation thank you notes. You're writing to your friends and family. They love you. You love them. Keep it short, sweet, and tongue in cheek.
Now, onto the samples!
10 Graduation Thank You Note Samples
Dear Uncle Weiss,
Thank you so much for taking the time to come to my graduation ceremony! Words can't express how happy I was to see you sitting there when I walked onto the stage.
Thank you also for the lovely watch you bought me as a graduation present! You always spoil me so much, calling me your favorite niece. I love you too Uncle! You're definitely my favorite Uncle. (but don't tell Uncle James that I said so.)
The family and I are looking forward to seeing you next week for our dinner. Please give my regard to Aunt Jane as well!
Your loving niece, Amelia
Thank you so much for the generous graduation gift. I know we've talked about what college will be like for me, so I appreciate you realizing what a help a bit of cash will be. You've been a close family friend for a long time, so it meant a lot to me that you could be there when this chapter of my life finished. I'm looking forward to catching up with you when I come home for breaks. Hope you have a great summer! Sincerely, Colin
It was a really awesome moment for me to see you there an my graduation ceremony. Not only was it awesome that you were able to attend, but you made my day by gifting me such a great book. I hope Iâ€™m able to finish it before my university classes start back up in the spring. Otherwise, I donâ€™t know how I'll study.
Thanks again, Robert
Thank you so much for giving me my first watch for my graduation. I have always wanted a mechanical watch, and I plan to wear it daily for years to come. I wish that you could attend the ceremony, but I understand that some commitments cannot be avoided.
Hopefully we'll have some time to go camping once things die down at the office- I'm thinking Canada this time around. Hope to hear from you soon!
All the best, Chris
I was really happy to see you at my graduation ceremony. There arenâ€™t many times where you can sit back and feel like youâ€™ve accomplished something. Iâ€™m so glad you were able to be there to help me celebrate this moment for me. I hope you and Julie can come to my university after I settle in there.
With love, John.
Dear Grandpa, Thank you so much for paying $5,000 towards my college tuition. I know you always joked about how I was your favorite granddaughter, but I never suspected it was actually true! ;)
Thanks for being the best Granddad of all time. It wouâ€™dnâ€™t have been the same without you at my graduation.
Thank you for coming to my graduation ceremony at the college. It was such a lovely day to have all my friends and family there. The weather held out so we could have the ceremony outside rather than crowded in the school gym. That made me so happy.
I also want to thank you so much for the wonderful gift you gave me, it really wasn't necessary, but is well appreciated. Mom and dad were glad to see you, glad you could come to the party and celebrate with the whole family. I hope to see you soon!
Dear Aunt Jessie,
Thanks a ton for the graduation money. It will help me immensely in college when I need a little extra spending cash. I promise I wonâ€™t spend it on beer like my dad said I would.
I would also like to thank you for attending my graduation and coming to my reception. I can't wait to see you again at our next family reunion over the break. We'll have to beat the guys this time in our annual backyard football game.
Take care, and I love you! Jessica
Dear Grandma, Thank you for remembering my graduation. Your card was so sweet, and I certainly am thankful for the check you sent with it. I will be buying many things for my new dorm room, and a laptop for school work, so your gift is much appreciated and will be put to good use.
I am so excited to be going to college and am looking forward to all the new experiences and friends I will make. I have your email address, and have added you to my "Friends" list so be looking for updates on how things are going. Thanks again for helping to make my graduation special.
Dear Grandpa, Thank you so much for paying my tuition. I never thought my dreams could com true without you. This is something I would have never been able to do on my own. I don't know how I can ever thank you. I hope you and Grandma come visit me at college! Love you both, Nancy
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