How to Write a Thoughtful Thank You Card

Christmas is over, which means instead of mailing out Christmas cards and gifts, it’s time to mail out those thank you cards for everything you received. You want to show those who gave you a gift how much you appreciate their thoughtfulness. The most common way to show that appreciation is through a thank you card.
Some people struggle with the best way to express themselves through a card, so there are some tips below to help you out. You don’t have to go broke trying to buy the most elaborate thank you cards. Most people actually appreciate a nice hand written note just taking the time to say thank you.

  • Start with a nice card: Nice card doesn’t have to mean expensive card. Just find something you like that fits your personality. This is a card coming from you, so you’ll want to showcase a little of yourself in the design you choose. You don’t have to spend a lot of money or go super fancy here. As long as you like it, you’re off to a great start.
  • Be specific: Don’t write a generic “Thank you for the gift” message and sign your name. Take the time to mention the gift specifically and add a couple of sentences about how you’ll enjoy it. However, if you received a check or cash, it is best to refer to it as a gift, as direct mention of money can come off as tacky.
  • Write rather than type: There’s a personal element involved in writing something out by hand rather than typing it. Yes, typing is faster and more convenient, but again, you’re trying to show your appreciation. This note doesn’t have to be long, but it should be special. Writing out a thank you doesn’t take a huge amount of time and it goes a long way when you’re the person reading it.
  • Write neatly: Nothing ruins this nice gesture like not being able to read someone’s hand writing. Take your time and use good penmanship.

Using the above tips will help you construct the perfect, thoughtful thank you card. Anyone that gave you any sort of gift or card this season should receive a thank you card. When done properly, these thank you cards can bring just as much joy as you felt when you received your gift.
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