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Do We Need to Send a Thank You Note After Receiving a Gift?

10 Sep , 2017  

Here’s probably a question in everyone’s mind.

Even though many people may think it is not necessary to send any acknowledgement, but it is traditionally expected that you send out a thank you note to show your appreciation for the gifts received. This expectation persists even if you have previously thanked them in person verbally. After all, it is wise to give something that isn’t necessary than not to write one when the occasion calls for it.

Moreover, doing a thank you note is not difficult or time-consuming. If you decide to follow our advice, do make sure each message is short, sweet and genuine.

7 steps to Write a Proper Thank You Note

  1. Send your Thank You notes within a few weeks of accepting the gift. If it takes longer than a month, do apologize for the lateness.
  2. Use handwritten notes to more personal and intimate. Preferably, don’t use pre-printed or fill-in-the-blank thank you cards.
  3. Match the tone of your message according the relationship you have with the person you are addressing to.
  4. Start off with the word “Dear,”.
  5. Mention the gift that you have receive, the occasion given and how it has benefited you.
  6. Check for spelling and grammar after you finish writing it.
  7. End the “thank you note” with message that continues the connection you have with that person.

Not everyone is a wordsmith. If you are someone who struggles with the right words to express your gratitude, here are 10 thank you note templates that you can tweak and personalize it according to your needs.

Thank Your Auntie for a Baby Shower Gift

Dear __________,

Thank you so much for attending my baby shower. We love the beautiful baby shawl you made for our baby. I will treasure it forever and will think of you every time I wrap her in it. I hope I get to see you again soon. Once again, a heartfelt thanks for the gift.

Love,
(Your Name Here)

Thank Your Friend for a Baby Shower Gift

Dear __________,

Thank you so much for coming to my baby shower. You’re such a thoughtful friend, and I can’t believe you have gotten me a crib bedding set. It must have been so expensive. I will call you soon. I sincerely appreciate your friendship and for your presence at the baby shower. Friends like you are one in a million.

Let’s get together soon for a girl’s night out. Or come over, and I’ll make you that meatball spaghetti that you love so much.

Love,
(Your Name Here)

Thank Your Friend for a Birthday Gift

Dear __________,

Thank you for the electric grill. It’s so cool and high-tech — just what we’d been wanting. We’re lucky to have friends who know us so well. You’ll have to come by to try our secret recipe ribs soon!

Warmly,
(Your Name Here)

Thank Your Grandpa for a Cash Birthday Gift

Dear __________,

Thank you so much for the generous check. Your timing couldn’t have been better! I have been waiting to upgrade my old camera for ages. Let me use them to take pictures of you during my next visit during Christmas.

Love,
(Your Name Here)

Thank Your Neighbor for the Food

Dear __________,

Thank you so much for the delicious plate of cookies. It was very thoughtful of you to share with us, and a nice surprise for us to receive them. Our family loves them so much, and they’re nearly gone already.

We appreciate your warm welcome, and I look forward to seeing you around the neighborhood.

Your Neighbor,
(Your Name Here)

Thank Your Neighbor’s Generosity

Dear __________,

Thank you for allowing us to use part of your back garden for our family party. It was so kind of you to offer this extra space, and we were delighted that you were able to attend the party as well. I don’t know if we say it often enough, but you are a wonderful neighbor and we count ourselves very lucky to live beside you.

Please do not hesitate to let us know if you ever need anything.

Best Wishes,
(Your Name Here)

Thank Your Uncle for Your Graduation Gift

Dear __________,

Thank you for giving me a beautiful tie for my graduation gift. I wear them for my job interviews, and I feel that it has given me a lot of charms. I’ll be home from school during Christmas break, and I hope to see you then.

Thanks Again,
(Your Name Here)

Thank Your Friend for an Experiential Birthday Gift

Dear __________,

Thank you for giving me such a delightful spa package. It’s such a perfect gift to have my own quiet time to rejuvenate myself after I completed my bar exam. I can’t wait to see you again.

Friends Always,
(Your Name Here)

Thank Your Uncle and Auntie for a Nice Wedding Gift

Dear __________,

We are so grateful for your generous gift, crystal wine goblets. You know how we love wines, and your gift made us have a complete set to enjoy the evening. We are looking forward to your visit to our newly-renovated home where we can enjoy a drink together. Thank you for your generous thought.

With Love,
(You and Your Spouse Name Here)

Thank Your Grandma for a Cash Wedding Gift

Dear __________,

Thank you so much for the generous gift. There are so many things a newly married couple needs to set up house. Now, we are able to purchase great things for our living room. Thank you so much for your thoughtful and practical gift. I look forward to seeing you at our newly-renovated house.

Love,
(You and Your Spouse Name Here)


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