Be sure to put your new return address on all thank you cards. Your
guests will appreciate having your current and correct address.
colored ink is readily available in your favorite stationery store
today, it is still more appropriate to write your notes in dark blue or
black. It is more easily readable.
When writing thank you notes, never start the note with "I." Always use "you" more than "I" or "me" in the note.
Suggested Wording Ideas for Thank You Cards
When writing to a close friend or relative:
Dearest Aunt Mary:
It's beautiful and we love it!!!!! How thoughtful of you to give Keith
and me such a lovely family treasure. Grandmas' hand-crocheted
bedspread will be my most prized possession. We both thank you from the
bottom of our hearts!
Love and Kisses,
When writing to a person you don't know very well:
Dear Mrs. Ghigliari:
Mother just gave me the beautiful crystal cake pedestal you left and I
couldn't wait to tell you how lovely it is. Keith and I will think of
you each time we use it. Thank you so very much.
When writing to a group of friends who have gone together on a gift:
Thank you all very much for the place setting of sterling you so kindly
have given to us for our new home. Keith and I now have a service for
eight and are so looking forward to using it for every special occasion
in our life. What a thoughtful idea. You are such a great group to work
with and I appreciate each one of you.
less than ten people have gone together on the above gift, then a
personal note to each must be written. If more than ten have
participated and signed the enclosure card, such as in the case of
coworkers in the same office, one note, placed on a bulletin board is
considered proper etiquette. Be sure to speak to each person
individually as the opportunity arises and express your gratitude.
When writing a thank you note for a gift not really cared for:
Dear Brett and Mavis:
Thank you so much for the gum ball machine. We'll be sure you're among
our first guests to visit, so don't forget your pennies! Looking
forward to seeing you soon.
When writing a thank you note for monetary gifts
for monetary gifts are expressed in the same way you would thank a
friend or loved one for a purchased item. If you have a particular item
you intend to buy with the money, you can share that with them.
Dearest Aunt Mary
Kevin and I want to thank you so much for the check you sent for our
wedding. We have been saving for a down payment on our first home and
have added your gift to our special account. It was so thoughtful of
you. Someday soon, we will be inviting you to our housewarming!!! Can't
wait to see you and Uncle Ted again.