The written “thank you” note is becoming more rare. Many people have forgotten how to write thank you messages for gifts!
However, taking them time to write thank you messages for gifts is always a good idea. It shows your appreciation for a item and the thought behind it.
1. One example of a thank you message for Christmas would be the following:
I wanted to write and thank you for the wonderful socks you crocheted for me this Christmas. They are so warm and the colors are so unique! I will think of you every time I put them on.
I know you thought of me with each stitch you put into them and I want you to know that I love you too, Grandma!
The first sentence contains the basic thank you. This lets the recipient know you got the correct gift and that you appreciate specific details about it.
The second sentence says something you liked about the item. The next sentence should talk about how you will use the gift. The second paragraph should be a general show of appreciation of the sender.
If you want to write a thank you message for a birthday, you could say:
2. I really appreciated your gift of the bread maker. You have listened to me talk about cooking enough to know this is just what I needed to complete my kitchen equipment! I will be making Harry homemade bread every week now! I cannot wait until I can make you a loaf of delicious bread too! We look forward to your next visit!
If you receive a gift that you hate, that thank you message will be more challenging. Use with the same formula, but be creative with your word selection.
Thank you for the subscription to “Fatties” magazine. You know how I always love to read magazines. This magazine will be a new one for me and I am interested in what it has to say. I appreciate you thinking of me and I will surely think of you whenever I read this.
Telephone calls or emails cannot replace the old fashioned, snail mail thank you messages for gifts. They are a tangible way to show people how much you appreciate them thinking of you and purchasing a gift. If you are wondering whether to write a thank you not or not, always write it. You will not regret it.
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