I have always been a girl who loves to write letters. Since Hunky and I became engaged we have been receiving gifts and having wonderful things done for us we have also been writing many thank-yous, so this is truly my time to shine. A personal thank you is the least that you can do for someone who took the time to think about you and send you a gift, check, gift card, or do you a favor of some kind, etc... Here are a few tips for thank you writing success.
(The example in this post will all deal with the gift of money - for some reason people always seem to have a hard time thanking each other for money...)
Make sure the Thank You is sent within an appropriate time frame. If more than a month and a half goes by the person may just assume that you didn't care for their offering/service or maybe that you didn't even receive said gift. I always make it a challenge to get a note out within a week of the gift giving/kind act.
My first line is always - thank you for the (insert gift/service here) This shows that you're thoughtful enough to remember what the person gave or what they did for you - hence the reason for the thank you!
Example: Thank you so much for your generous gift of money.
3. What Will Happen/Has Happened Because of Gift/Service.
This is often my most favorite part of the note. How did what this person gave/did for you help you out in the long run. People love to hear about how they've made a difference in your life.
Example: Hunky and I are saving for a bed and your gift will truly make our apartment feel like a home when we have a place to rest our heads.
4. Welcome Them To Stop By
This is a nice gesture where the gifter will get to see their gift in action or how their service has helped you. Another really neat way to see what they've done for you in action.
Example: We hope that if you are ever in the Windy City that you'll look us up. We work pretty well together in the kitchen and would love to entertain you in our new home.
This line is your final parting sentence. Make it epic.
Example: Thank you again for your kindness. (Ok, so not too epic...)
Have a great day!