A lot of people want to know what to say in a thank you card. They know they need to write one. They know they need to say thanks. But, what else needs to go into the wording of a thank you card?
Well, the truthful answer is, it depends.
What is the reason that youâ€™re thanking this person? Different situations call for different thank you card wording.
Thanking Someone for a Gift
Often times we feel compelled to give a thank you card after receiving a gift. Whether itâ€™s Christmas, your birthday, or after a wedding, the general content of these thank you notes are more or less the same.
Cover these bases (at the least):
Thank the person for giving you the gift (duh).
Tell them how much you appreciate the gift.
Consider telling them what youâ€™re going to do with the gift.
Thank them for being so thoughtful and/or generous.
Try to make the wording as personalized as possible. You donâ€™t want it to seem like said the same thing in every thank you card. This can be especially difficult when you need to thank a lot of people (like after a wedding).
Here are some examples of thank you note wording after receiving a gift.
Sometimes friends can deserve a hearty thank you for any number of reasons. Thanking friends should always be from the heart, while also acknowledging anything special that theyâ€™ve done for you recently.
Here are some popular sayings for more personal thank you notes:
Thanks for being such a good friend.
Iâ€™m so glad to have you in my life.
I donâ€™t know what Iâ€™d do without you.
I appreciate all the things you do for me.
If youâ€™re thanking a friend for a specific deed or favor, make sure to make that the focus of the thank you card, while also telling them how glad you are to have them as a friend.
Here are a few guides on what to write in a thank you card when thanking friends:
The important thing to remember when writing a thank you card to a friend, is to be as personal as possible while also explaining the reasons for your gratitude.
Business Thank You Card Wording
When it comes to writing thank you cards in a business setting, the wording should, in general, be much more professional. Youâ€™ll need to keep in mind the position of the person to whom youâ€™re writing, and make sure the tone of your thank you note is appropriate given your relationship to this person.
If youâ€™re writing to your boss, or a potential employer, be professional and courteous. If youâ€™re writing a card to your employees, or to a benefactor of your organization, your wording can be more informal.
Explore these pages to find examples of business thank you wording: