How to Write a Great Thank You Note in 5 minutes or less!
Thank you notes are so important Y’all. If someone helped you, gave you a gift, or their time you should send a thank you note. As adults (yes 18 and over) we really should be doing this without our parents telling us to. Here is how you can write a sweet thank you note in under 5 minutes. Trust me, you’ll feel really great sending out so many. Gratitude makes you so much happier!
Step 1: Greeting! This generally depends on who you are writing it to, but if their entire family is mentioned be sure to include them! When I write thank you notes, I usually list everyone, just because I think it’s a nice touch!
Step 2: Say thank you for what you’re writing the note for. Phrases such as “thank you so much”, or “thank you very much”, or “thank you for” are all appropriate.
Step 3: Make a comment about what you’re thanking them for. If it’s a physical item say what you’re going to use it for if it was cash say what you’ll do with it, or if it was an experience say what it meant to you. Basically, you want to tell the giver what you’re doing with this.
Step 4: Say something nice. Make a comment about something that you know is coming up, or tell them to say hi to someone they know. Take time to write one or two sentences about their lives (I think it adds a nice personal touch).
Step 5: Thank them again for their gift, time or whatever you’re writing about. It is also appropriate to make a comment about the next time you’ll see them.
Step 6: The ending isn’t as hard as it seems. You can put sincerely, love, or whatever you deem appropriate with your signature at the end. If you’re writing to someone who you know professionally, love may not be the best one!
*Bonus Tip: To keep track of gifts for your birthday, graduation, engagement, Christmas etc, try the Day Designer Gifts Received sheet! It’s free!