Personal Thank You Letter Tips
Writing a personal thank you letter may seem like a piece of cake, but
it can be a lot harder than you think. To express our sincerity and
gratitude in a meaningful way, we need the right words. Finding them can
be frustrating and we often shelve the project in the process, but with
a few simple rules in our pocket and some prompts to get started this
process is much easier and more enjoyable.
Some tips to get you started:
- Write the date.
- Next, your salutation followed by a comma such as “Dear Loren,” If you know the person well it is acceptable to use “Hi”.
- Next you will express your thanks for the gift given or favour done.
Example: “Thank you for the wonderful dinner last night.”
- Mention two facts about the gift or favour. (What you like about it, something you did with it or plan to do with it etc.)
Example:” Your new home looks like something from the House and Garden. Thanks for giving us a guided tour and for whipping up such delicious Mexican stew.”
- Express your appreciation and mention the occasion
. Example:” You always go the extra mile and make any dinner party fit for a king.”
- Mention something about the giver, their husband, children, job or an event that has recently taken place in their lives
.Example:” Have a safe trip down to the farm next weekend, I hope you will be able to spend some quality time with your mom.”
- Close your letter with “Regards” or
“Kind Regards”, if the receiver is a close family member or friend you
may close with “Love”.
- Sign your name clearly.
- Attach a business card to have for future reference.
From the basic tips and prompts above it
is quite clear that writing a personal thank you letter is not as
difficult and frustrating as you would have previously thought. It
conveys your appreciation in a meaningful way renews mutual respect and
When should a personal thank you letter be sent?
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Dinner Party Thank You Note Examples
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Formal Letter Format
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