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This FREE thank you notes resource was written with you in mind. It has beautiful thank you card wording for all occasions. Here you’ll find over 500 beautifully-written wording examples to fire up your creativity as well as FREE greeting card printables and stylish gift ideas.

Express Gratitude

When it comes to expressing gratitude, nothing is more personal than a hand-written thank you note. It’s well known that sincere gestures of appreciation are the currency of good business and personal relationships. Thank you cards go a long way in establishing goodwill and trust. They help build those important social connections that give structure to our lives. Most of us can remember the names of the people and businesses who send us holiday greeting cards every year. And we definitely remember those who have taken the time to send us a courteous and prompt thank you note message to acknowledge our kindness in a special way. Who in your life right now deserves a few words of thanks?

HOW TO WRITE THANK YOU NOTES

* Begin by selecting a beautiful set of thank you cards
* Purchase stamps with a lovely design
* Select a quality pen with ink that doesn’t easily smudge
* Get ready to use your computer or a few pieces of scrap paper
* Choose a comfortable well-lit spot that’s perfect for writing
* Allow your thoughts to focus on feelings of gratitude
* Remember how you felt when receiving the kind gift or gesture
* Capture those warm emotions and allow them to build and overflow
* Use your computer or scrap paper for writing your rough draft
* In the body of your thank you note use warm words that show a personal connection
* Add specific details about the gift, favor, kindness or advice you received
* Include words of thanks or a lovely thank you phrase
* Spell check your rough draft
* Handwrite your thank you message on a hard-stock thank you card
* End your thank you note with your regards followed by a signature

HOW TO USE THIS THANK YOU NOTE SITE

To jumpstart your creativity browse through our extensive collection of thoughtful thank you card wording samples. You can use our professionally-written examples as your own personal thank you note template. There are thank you note categories for all occasions: wedding, baby shower, birthday, graduation, business, bereavement, teacher appreciation and many more! Choose your favorite thank you note examples within this site and then put your own special spin on the written content. You can often combine a few of the words and phrases from two or more thank you notes to create a completely unique message that’s all your own!

Thank You Note Categories Business + Personal

Advice Thank You Note Wording Examples
This is a lovely collection of wording examples for thanking those wonderful people in your life who have shown you a generous measure of kindness. Explore our treasure trove of phrasing.

Baby Shower Thank You Note Wording
Your FREE resource for how to write baby shower thank you notes. Thanking your baby shower guests for gifts just got easier. This page contains thoughtful wording examples that you can use right now to fly through that stack of thank you cards in style. Get ready to be inspired with the very best in baby shower thank you card wording!

Bachelorette Party Thanks
Woo-hoo! What a celebration! We’re ready to help you get started writing out thank you cards to your bridesmaids and friends. This treasure trove of wording and phrases were written to help you tap into your creativity and express your heartfelt thanks with beauty and confidence.

Bar Mitzvah & Bat Mitzvah Thank You Card Phrasing
You’ve just discovered a wonderful selection of thoughtfully-written thank you card excerpts for showing thanks to your guests and for all the gifts you received on your very special day.

Bereavement Thanks
Heartfelt wording examples for writing bereavement and funeral thank you cards for flowers, sympathy gifts, prayers and emotional support. Here’s how to best thank friends, family and your church community for reaching out and providing you with spiritual strength and comfort. This page offers a measure of love and assistance during a very difficult time. These beautiful examples of sympathy thank you notes are exactly what you need right now.

Birthday Gift Thank You Notes
This page is full of wonderful wording ideas for thanking friends and family for the sweet birthday gifts you received. More beautiful phrasing is added monthly to keep things fresh.

Boss / Employer Thank You Card Wording and Phrases
When writing thank you letters to your employer it’s best to keep things simple, business like and sincere. In most employment situations it’s wise to remember that your message of thanks should not be overly personal in nature. Here is a great collection of wording examples and ideas to help guide your way.

Bridal Shower Thank You Notes
FREE resource for how to write bridal shower thank you notes. If you’re feeling overwhelmed about writing out bridal shower thank you cards, we’re here to reduce the stress! Explore this FREE bridal shower resource. It’s now easier than ever to convey love and gratitude to your bridal shower guests. These thoughtfully-written bridal shower thank you notes are here to assist beautiful brides like you.

Business Referral Thanks
Build a network of satisfied clients by sending out a thank you card for each new business referral. If referrals and repeat customers are the life force of your business, this is something that needs your special attention! By acknowledging the kindness your business associates and friends have shown you, they will be willing to continue sending new customers and clients your way. Writing a business referral thank you note is quick and easy to do! Find the thank you card wording you’re looking for on this special page. Start growing and expanding your business today.

Christmas Gift Thank You Note Wording
Now that the holidays are over it’s important to sit down and write thoughtful letters of thanks to your friends, co-workers, neighbors and family members who shopped for the perfect gift to present to you during the holiday season. This page has plenty of wording examples to help you fill out your cards with perfect phrases of thanks.

Customer Thank You Notes
Customer thank you notes build and reinforce positive relationships, promote your brand, and encourage repeat business. This special collection of thank you note examples is a wonderful business resource. Use these wording examples to help you write a sincere letter of thanks to your valued customers and clients. See just how easy it is to write a customer appreciation message!

Dinner and Entertainment Thanks
Good etiquette dictates that after you’ve enjoyed a dinner and/or event at a friend or client’s home that you send a thoughtful handwritten thank you card within a few days after the meal or party. For close family members and more casual friendships an email thanks is absolutely fine.

Donation Thank You Letter Samples
This section offers professionally-worded thank you letter examples for donations received for non-profit organizations, schools, churches and more.

Employee Appreciation Thank You Cards
Whenever employees have gone over above what’s expected it’s important to recognize their accomplishments. Many employers add the engraved names of high-performing employees onto a group recognition plaque placed prominently in the workplace. But at the very least a thank you card should accompany a handshake and verbal thanks.

Farewell Goodbye Email Messages
Saying goodbye to work friends and colleagues isn’t easy. It can often be a challenge finding the right words to say in a goodbye email. To assist you out we’ve included examples of farewell emails that you can pull words and phrases from to create an email letter that reflects your sentiments. Likewise, employee departure emails can often be difficult to write. When it comes time for an employee to leave your company it’s good etiquette to send them off with well wishes and words of gratitude for the years of service they’ve given to growing your business and keeping your customers satisfied. These farewell email examples contain wording and phrasing that you can pull from when writing your goodbye email.

Father’s Day Thank You Cards
This cherished holiday is the perfect time to express your sincere love and thanks to the important father figures in your life. A small thoughtful gift along with a sweet Father’s Day Card is the traditional way of celebrating this special occasion.

Friendship Thank You Card
Truly good friends are hard to come by. It’s important to water your friendships so they continue to grow and flower into wonderful life-long relationships. Every now and then it’s nice to acknowledge those important people in your life with a sweet greeting card expressing your gratitude for their friendship.

Funeral Thank You Notes
These thank you card entries were lovingly written to help you express your thanks for help, kindness, flowers, gifts, cards, pre-made food, phone calls and more. My sincere condolences for your very private loss.

Get Well Thank You Message
So many friends, neighbors, co-workers and family members sent you their well wishes, thoughts and prayers during your time of illness. Thank these wonderful people by mailing each a lovely thank you card with a personal message.

Graduation Thank You Card Wording
Congratulations to the graduate! You’ve accomplished so much. It was so wonderful to have friends and family attend your ceremony and festivities. And you received several lovely gifts, flowers and grad cards. Send a handwritten thank you note to each of these special individuals.

Hospitality Thank You Messages
After a wonderful dinner, visit or evening at a friend or client’s home it’s proper etiquette to send a thank you card with a thoughtful message. An email thanks is completely acceptable for those persons with whom you have very casual relationships.

House Sitting Thank You Card Message
This page has plenty of wonderful thank you note wording inspiration for thanking the person(s) who took great care of your home while you were away.

House Warming Thank You Cards
How exciting to move into a new home! This is the beginning of a new and special chapter in your life. Thank your party guests for their cards, visits and gifts with these sweet messages of thanks.

Job Interview Thank You Letters
This section is packed with professionally-worded thank you letter examples for job interview thanks. Your letter can be emailed or handwritten on a nice thank you card and snail mailed.

Money Gifts or Cash Gift Thanks
What a wonderful happy feeling it is to receive a thoughtful gift of money. Show your thanks for checks, gift certificates, and cash gifts with a nice thank you note with a personalized message of sincere thanks.

Mother’s Day Thank You Card Message
Celebrate this special day by spending it with your beautiful mom. Bring her flowers and/or a gift along with a loving Mother’s Day Card filled with sweet phrases and a message of thanks.

Pet Sitting Thank You Card Wording Examples
Your animals were so well taken care of when you were away. It gave you a measure of peace knowing that your beloved little ones were in good hands during your absence. Remember to thank your pet sitter by sending him/her a thoughtful thank you card expressing your thanks.

Scholarship Thank You Letter Examples
When you receive a scholarship it’s important to thank the donor or organization who generously granted you the funds to continue your education. If you’re unsure what wording to include in your thank you letter, we’ve got you covered! Browse through the scholarship thank you note wording examples in this section. Saying thank you for the scholarship has never been easier!

Teacher Thank You Note Examples
This page contains plenty of wonderful thank you card writing examples for thanking teachers and other important members of the school staff. Use the wording and phrases in this section to create one-of-a-kind thank you messages.

Valentine’s Day Thanks
Happy Valentine’s Day! This is the perfect opportunity to thank your loved ones for the love and sweetness they show you all year long. Pick up a bottle of your favorite bubbly and start getting festive. Bake a few heart-shaped cookies or pink cupcakes and let the celebration begin. Thank you cards in this section are coming soon!

Volunteer Thank You Card Words and Phrases
Thank your volunteers by sending a thoughtful, heartfelt thanks for the wonderful job they did. These tireless friends and community members deserve to have their hours of dedication recognized in a very sweet way. Here’s thank you card wording you cn use right now!

Wedding Day Thanks
Congratulations to the gorgeous new couple! After your beautiful wedding day there is a long list of guests that need to be properly thanked for their thoughtful gifts. This special page contains a delightful number of sweetly crafted thank you note wording examples to help get you started.

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ABOUT MORE THANK YOU NOTES

When sitting down to write thank you notes, sometimes all you need to get started is a few new ideas for wording and phrasing. These thank you note examples are designed to spark your own imagination and creativity. There are so many wonderful, special people in your life that share their time, talents and expertise helping you achieve your personal goals. Others lend a helping hand or a friendly ear and are ready to help you problem solve. Each of these friends, family members, neighbors or acquaintances deserve to be properly thanked for their kindness. This is your personal inspirational playground where you can discover new ways of communicating your gratitude and sincere thanks.


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR THANK YOU NOTE WORDING

SISTER SITES: freethankyounotes.com and confettiandbliss.com
Each of these beautiful sites has original thank you card wording that was professionally written specifically with your needs in mind. Our current categories are listed below. If there’s a thank you message category that’s not covered within these three sites, please contact us and bring it to our attention. We will be happy to add the new category along with fresh, exclusive content. Each thank you card section is refreshed throughout the year with brand new entries. We want this to be your personal collection of thank you note wording and phrases for all of life’s important moments. Remember to bookmark this site. Enjoy!

How to Write a Thank You Note

Writing a thank you note doesn't need to be difficult or time consuming. Here's a simple formula that works for any occasion:

  • Express your gratitude and name the gift or action you're writing the thank you note for.
  • Write a sentence or two about how you benefited from the recipient's gift or actions.
  • Conclude by mentioning the next time you hope to speak to or visit with the recipient.

While not required, a well-chosen quote could also add a touching note to your writing and personalize your card or letter even more. YourDictionary has a host of quotes for you to choose from.

Handwritten thank you notes are ideal, but it's now considered acceptable to send an email thank you note for a time sensitive occasion. For example, you would want to send an email thank you after a job interview to make sure your note was received before the final hiring decision was made.

Words to Include in a Thank You Note

There are many thoughtful words and sentiments that you can use to show your gratitude in thank you notes. We have selected a few key phrases that will help you get started with writing a touching, appreciative note.

Thank You Notes for Events

After a wedding, a graduation, retirement or anniversary party, or other special event, it's customary to thank your guests for helping you celebrate. Words and phrases appropriate for an event thank you note include:

  • We are forever grateful that you were able to share our wedding with us and we are so touched by your generous gift.
  • We are so pleased you could join us for Liam's first birthday. He loves his first train set so much. I'm going to send you a cute picture of him playing with it.
  • Thank you for celebrating our retirement with us. We can't wait to get out on the golf course more with you.
  • Happy Holidays! Thanks so much for taking the time to attend our family's Christmas party, we know it's a hectic time of year.
  • You've been there for me in some tough times and I'm so happy you were there to see me graduate. You shouldn't have gotten me a gift but it was so nice that you did and I'll really treasure it.
  • I'm still smiling! I hope you know that Mark and I will never forget the great experience we had celebrating our anniversary with you.
  • We're overjoyed you made it to our event. It was wonderful to see you after so long and we really appreciate you coming from so far away to be there with us.

Hospitality Thank You Notes

When you've been invited as a guest in someone's home, send a thank you note expressing appreciation for this hospitality. Some phrases that would be appropriate include:

  • Thank you again for inviting us into your lovely home. Your hospitality was much appreciated as we're settling into the neighborhood.
  • Sometimes the simplest things mean the most. That wonderful dinner and a comfy bed was very much appreciated after a stressful week.
  • Thanks so much for the great time the other night. We loved seeing your beautiful new home and sampling your mother's famous lasagna.
  • It was such a blessing to be invited to your Thanksgiving Day feast. Thank you for the delicious meal and warm welcome.
  • Thank you for taking me in and feeding me after my surgery. It was such a blessing to not have to worry about cooking and cleaning during my recovery. You saved the day!
  • All I can say is wow! Brunch was absolutely delicious. I only wish I had your talents in the kitchen!

Thank You Notes for a Special Gift

It's always a good idea to send a thank you note for a gift, especially if the gift arrived via mail or the giver wasn't around to see you open it. Some examples of wording include:

  • The cozy blanket you crocheted made my day. I'll be thinking of you every time I'm curled up on the couch watching Netflix.
  • I am so grateful for the lovely floral arrangement you sent after my surgery. Daisies are my favorite flower and the vase is the perfect color to match my freshly painted kitchen.
  • Every time I walk past the breathtaking landscape picture in the hallway, it brings back happy memories of our trip. I will treasure it forever. Thank you!
  • Thank you ever so much for the sweet present. A box of gourmet chocolates was just what I needed to put a smile on my face.
  • We love the beautiful gift you got for us. The serving bowls will be put to good use at our Fourth of July BBQ. I'm looking forward to seeing you there.
  • We love our beautiful new lamp and we cannot thank you enough for your thoughtfulness. It's just what we needed for the den.
  • Thank you for such a special present. The Secret Garden has been my favorite book since I was a little girl and I'm touched that you were thinking of me. You know me so well!
  • I didn't expect to find a huge plant on my doorstep when I got home today! Thank you so much, it's the perfect addition to the patio.

Thank You Notes for Help or Kindness

When someone goes out of their way to help make your day a bit brighter, you can show your appreciation with a heartfelt thank you note. Try using:

  • I am so thankful for the time you took to help with my presentation. You're a wonderful friend and coworker.
  • Thanks so much for taking the time to help with Dalton's science fair project. We're so grateful to have a dinosaur expert in the family.
  • We really appreciate all you have done to help us get set up in our new apartment. Look for your housewarming party invitation once we are unpacked!
  • It was so nice of you to help me out the other day when I couldn't pick up the twins from daycare. We're lucky to have you in our lives.
  • We are forever in your debt for helping us through this tough time. I'm humbled and grateful for your support.
  • I will always remember how you helped me to get this wonderful opportunity. I can only hope that someday I'll be in a position to repay you.
  • Thank you so much for all you have done to help us clean up after our basement flooded. Neighbors like you are a real treasure!
  • You've bent over backwards for me once again. I couldn't ask for a better friend!

Job Search Thank You Notes

A job search often requires several thank you notes. You should send a note after an interview, as well as to thank people who offered you job leads, networking connections, or a professional reference. For example:

  • Our conversation yesterday confirmed my interest in becoming part of your staff. I'm particularly excited by the prospect of being able to develop my own departmental newsletter. Please feel free to contact me if I can provide you with any additional information.
  • Thank you for speaking with me yesterday about the account management position at XYZ Incorporated. I'm confident my education and past experience would allow me to meet your needs effectively. I'm very interested in the opportunity and look forward to hearing from you.
  • I can't stop thinking about the creative approach to project management that you described in our meeting yesterday. Thank you for taking the time to interview me. I may be reached at 555-555-5555 if you need any further information.
  • Thank you for introducing me to Daniel Masterson at XYZ Incorporated. I'm very grateful for the connection and humbled by your support of my job search.
  • Your introduction to Daniel Masterson at XYZ Incorporated is much appreciated. Our informational meeting went very well and I'm excited about the employment opportunities they have available.
  • My interview for the bookkeeping position at XYZ Incorporated went very well. Thanks so much for agreeing to serve as a reference on my behalf.
  • I'm pleased to report that I've accepted an internship with XYZ Incorporated. Thanks again for answering my questions about the field of cloud computing and agreeing to serve as a professional reference.

Additional Resources

YourDictionary has further examples of appropriate words and phrases to use on thank you notes for different occasions:

Use these ideas as a guide to help you create a heartfelt thank you note.

Start writing

Now that you have seen these examples of great ways to start off a thank you note, you are ready to write your own notes after you receive a nice gift, attend a dinner party or interview, or someone helps you. Remember to make the thank you note personal and be sure to mention specifically what you are thanking the recipient for.

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We hope that this collection of thank you texts and messages for friends will help you to find the right words to express your Thank you notes for friends.

How to Say Thanks for Friends

Who the heck even thinks of sending Thanks Messages to Friends?! Friends are the people who choose us. (And sometimes use us.) Friends are those people who are always there for you, even when you call in the middle of the night and they need their beauty rest and the last thing they want to do is drive 40 miles in the rain to pick you up from the airport when you land at 1 a.m. after the public transit has stopped running. Anyway. Friends are great, and best friends are the greatest. So maybe take two minutes out of your netflix-watching day and tell your friend they are important to you. It’s fun. And they’ll probably think you’re not well; an effective conversation starter.

Some Examples of What To Write to Supportive Friends:

Dear Best Friend,

How do I ever begin to thank you for being such a wonderful friend? The best part of our relationship is that we both know how special we are to each other. Thank you for always being there to enjoy good times with, for taking the time to listen. You always have something kind or comforting to say, and your advice has steered me in the right direction, again and again. Thank you for knowing me almost as well as I know myself!
I also want to thank you for sharing my hard times and my happy times. Your friendship and caring make each of them better. When I met you, I met a friend for life. You are always close to my heart.
Forever your friend,
May

Dear 18th Century Bro,
What in the world would I do without you in my life? I dare not think the thought. I feel my best self when I’m with you; you are the sort of person that raises the energy of a room with your presence and easy smile. It is such a comfort to me to know that no matter how often we speak or see each other and no matter the distances between us, the second we’re together it’s as though we were never apart. That means a lot. You mean a lot!
I am truly grateful for your friendship and for your readiness to share anything and everything. I hope you know I offer the same to you today and always.
Love,
Esther

Dear Ambiguous Pat,
It is such an amazing feeling to know that someone loves me just for being me. That is the greatest gift any friend could offer. It’s friends like you that make life so special!
What would I do without your brilliant way of being and your insightful wisdom? I treasure the things you say and the loving acceptance I feel whenever we talk. Thank you, Alexander Graham Bell, for inventing the telephone, and thank you, Pat, for the times we share on it!
Love,
They

Dear John,
How lucky I feel that somewhere along the way, I became your friend and you mine. I feel as though I have known you forever and am so fortunate to be blessed with someone so caring and compassionate in my life. I knew when we first met that we were destined to become lifelong soulmates, and I remain eternally grateful to call you my friend. [This one is a little stalker-ish.]
Always,
Bill

Dear Meryl,
I’ll always remember the antics, the happy times, the laughter and friendship that we have shared over the years. There is something rare and special about old friends (and boy are we getting old!). Friends like you continue to be a source of comfort that will remain with me for the rest of my life. Every time we are together I find myself feeling especially appreciative for the memories we have and thankful for the wonderful ones we continue to make.
Love always,
Gertrude

Dear Bestest Buddy,
Knowing that you care about me has given me extra confidence in everything I do. You probably didn’t realize you had such powers, but please know that you truly make a difference in my life. Thank you for being a friend in every way; your example inspires me to become all that I can be.
Sincerely,
Geri

Dear Paul,
For as long as I have known you, you have been my personal steadfast Rock of Gibraltor. You have always stood by me as a loyal friend; and, once again, you arrived with your friendship and care for my well-being. Sometimes life poses difficult challenges, and with a friend like you in my life, I feel secure in knowing that I have a loving place to turn when I need it. Thank you for being that friend.
Sincerely,
Jim

Dear Sarah,
When I had no belief in myself, you said I could do it! Your friendship and belief in me convinced me that you are right. Thank you! I will always be here for you; I hope you know how dear to my heart you will always be.
Thank you for teaching me the true meaning of Friend,
Love,
Sive

Dear Jerry,
When I saw you at the restaurant the other day, it struck me that you are one of those people in my life whom I consider special for many reasons. You have a dramatic impact on my life; I am forever changed for the better for knowing you.
Love,
Rodney

Dear Fred,
Although we seldom speak or see each other, when we do it brightens my day. Your friendship reminds me of the good old days; your smile and wonderful sense of humour will always remain with me. Should you ever need me in any way, don’t hesitate to call. Love always,
Trevor

Dear Jeff,
I liked you immediately the moment we met. I love that you share my enthusiasm for life, and I absolutely adore sharing my creative ideas with you. Thank you for taking such a genuine interest in me and appreciating all the things I do. Forever treasuring our friendship,
Grace

Dear Moe,
No deed is too big or too small for our dear friend Moe! It seems that whenever we need something, you are there with an idea in a moment’s notice. It was you who introduced us to the gelato store in San Diego, and it continues to be you, Moe, who sweetens our life with your unending kindness and thoughtful ways.
Love,
The Smiths

Dear Dianne,
Friends are indeed family we chooose for ourselves. I want to thank you for helping to make my birthday as special as ever for me. The necklace is beautifully delicate, and I wear it out to all my important evening events. Brunch was delicious, I love getting together with you and feeling how fun life really is!
Again, thank you for being there for me and I’m looking forward to our next get-together. I treasure your friendship.
Love,
Betty

Messages For Friends: Thanks For Thinking of Me During a Difficult Time

Dear Abe,
There are no words to express the gratitude I feel for having you and your family in my life. I felt so comforted to see your faces and feel your hugs last week during such a difficult time. Perhaps the only solace in a time of transition is the reminder of unending love in the form of family and friends. I dearly thank you.
I will always miss my wonderful grandfather, but part of the memories I will cherish are your expressions of caring during his transition.
Love,
Drew

Dear Florence,
In your thoughtful style, you showed up yesterday with a pile of magazines for me while I was recuperating. Thank you for your comforting and meaningful gesture! I always thought I was invincible, but this time I did indeed need the down time. You knew the perfect thing for me; I enjoyed reading the articles and thinking of how grateful I am for my dear friends like yourself. Thank you for continuing to make the good times even better, and the difficult times easier to take.
Love,
Lindsay

Dear Trudy,
Thank you for thinking of me and coming to my rescue yesterday. I know you are busy with your own life, and yet you found time to drop by for a visit last week; I love your timing! I take to heart our conversation, and I really appreciate the bestseller you selected for me. I promise to share it with you once I finish it next week.
Love always,
Gertrude

Dear Kristen,
You will always be someone I adore and admire, and I want to thank you once again for thinking of me the other day. I feel a renewed sense of hope and eagerness after your visit. I look forward to our get-together next Tuesday,
Love,
Maude

Dear Gordon,
Your kind words, sincere concern and caring gestures serve as a great source of strength for me. Thank you for being there for us and offering your steadfast presence in our sorrowful time. Always in our hearts,
Bill

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Being thankful and expressing your gratitude is an important part of being happy in life. Finding the proper way to thank others for their generosity or even reminding ourselves just how much we have to be thankful for can be rewarding year round. However, figuring out what to write in a thank you card not only depends on your card recipient, but also the situation at hand. You’ll want your thank you card message to be heartfelt and reflective with a quote or saying that elevates your sentiments. Whether you are crafting a custom thank you card for a best friend or reminding yourself of the little things in life, these thank you quotes will provide you with the inspiration you need to jumpstart your words of thanks. Add a charming touch to your thank you sentiments with our collection of appreciation quotes and thank you phrases below.

We will go over these different styles of thank you quotes in this post:

 


Short Thank You Quotes for Cards

Using a handwritten thank you note to express your gratitude is one of the most personal ways to show your appreciation. The time and effort you put into creating your sentiment will only be more apparent with the addition of a short thank you quote. Allow your card to say more than, “Thank you.”

  • “Thank you for being the reason I smile.” —Anonymous
  • “Thank you for being you.” —Anonymous
  • “Here’s to those who inspire you and don’t even know it.” —Anonymous
  • “Thank you for brightening my world.” —Anonymous
  • “Let us be kinder to one another.” —Aldous Huxley
  • “You’ve always believed in me. Thank you!” —Anonymous
  • “Thank you for being an important part of my story.” —Anonymous
  • “Saying thank you is more than good manners, it is good spirituality.” —Alfred Painter
  • “Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” —Mark Twain
  • “When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” —Willie Nelson
  • “There is always, always, always something to be thankful for.” —Anonymous
  • “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” —Maya Angelou

Gratitude Quotes

A great way to elevate your thank you card sayings is by reminding yourself what you have to be thankful for. What better way to do so than with a few quotes about being grateful? Quotes provide a source of inspiration for your card and serve as the perfect way to show your gratitude when you may be at a loss for words.

  • “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” —JFK
  • “You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have.” —Anonymous
  • “The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.” —Robert Holden
  • “A moment of gratitude makes a difference in your attitude.” —Bruce Wilkinson
  • “When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.” —Kristin Armstrong
  • “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” —Cicero
  • “It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.” —David Steinall-Rast
  • “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” —William Arthur Ward
  • “Develop an attitude of gratitude and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.” —Brian Tracy
  • “Gratitude is the open door to abundance.” —Anonymous
  • “Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” —Aesop
  • “Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.” —Randy Pausch

Appreciation Quotes

Use a few quotes about appreciation in your thank you notes to recognize your card recipient in a one-of-a-kind way . Adding a few appreciation quotes to your thank you card message will shine light on your grateful heart.

  • “I appreciate you more because of the road I’ve travelled. My story brought me to you and I wouldn’t revise a word of my past if it led me anywhere but to your door.” —Aaron Polson
  • “I appreciate you…especially your heart.” —Anonymous
  • “Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life and you’ll find that you have more of it.” —Ralph Marston
  • “Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” —Voltaire
  • “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” —Marcel Proust
  • “Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it all into words is all that is necessary.” —Margaret Cousins
  • “Change your expectation for appreciation and the world changes instantly.” —Tony Robbins
  • “You changed my life without even trying, and I don’t think I could ever tell you how much you mean to me. I can’t imagine what things would be like if I hadn’t met you.” —Steve Maraboli

Be Thankful

We could all use a little reminder for the many things we have to be thankful for, no matter how big or small. Use these motivational quotes in cards or display them around the house to remind yourself why you’re thankful.

  • “Whenever you are to do a thing, though it can never be known but to yourself, ask yourself how you would act were all the world looking at you, and act accordingly.” —Thomas Jefferson
  • “I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.” —Anonymous
  • “Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.” —Roy T. Bennett
  • “I will forever remain humble because I know I could have less. I will always be grateful because I know I’ve had less.” —Anonymous
  • “For one minute, walk outside, stand there, in silence. Look up at the sky and contemplate how amazing life is.” —Anonymous
  • “I want to thank you for never being there anymore. Your absence has forced me to find my own way.” —Anonymous
  • “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” —Thorton Wilder
  • “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” —Oprah Winfrey
  • “If we magnified blessings as much as we magnify disappointments, we would all be much happier.” —John Wooden
  • “Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” —Guillaume Apollinaire
  • “It isn’t what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, but what you have in your heart.” —Anonymous

Funny Thank You Quotes

Say thank you with a smile! These light-hearted and funny thank you quotes are sure to do the trick and keep your loved ones in good spirits.

  • “I feel a very unusual sensation—if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.” —Benjamin Disraeli
  • “Friendship is like peeing on yourself: everyone can see it, but only you get the warm feeling that it brings.” —Anonymous
  • “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” —Oscar Wilde
  • “God gave us our relatives; thank God we can choose our friends.” —Ethel Watts Mumford
  • “Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed.” —Mark Twain
  • “There’s always something to be thankful for. If you can’t pay your bills, you can be thankful you’re not one of your creditors.” —Anonymous
  • “Thank you for always being there for me even when I’m being a pain in the rear.” —Anonymous
  • “I couldn’t find a card that expressed my gratitude the way I wanted. I need a card that gives you a big hug.” —Anonymous
  • “You put the you in thank you!” —Anonymous

Giving Thanks Quotes

Adding a couple quotes about giving to your thank you note is the perfect way to personalize your thank you message. Think about what exactly you are thanking this person for and take this chance to customize your greeting even more.

  • “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” —Winston Churchill
  • “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” —Mother Teresa
  • “There is no better way to thank God for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark.” —Helen Keller

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This FREE thank you notes resource was written with you in mind. It has beautiful thank you card wording for all occasions. Here you’ll find over 500 beautifully-written wording examples to fire up your creativity as well as FREE greeting card printables and stylish gift ideas.

Express Gratitude

When it comes to expressing gratitude, nothing is more personal than a hand-written thank you note. It’s well known that sincere gestures of appreciation are the currency of good business and personal relationships. Thank you cards go a long way in establishing goodwill and trust. They help build those important social connections that give structure to our lives. Most of us can remember the names of the people and businesses who send us holiday greeting cards every year. And we definitely remember those who have taken the time to send us a courteous and prompt thank you note message to acknowledge our kindness in a special way. Who in your life right now deserves a few words of thanks?

HOW TO WRITE THANK YOU NOTES

* Begin by selecting a beautiful set of thank you cards
* Purchase stamps with a lovely design
* Select a quality pen with ink that doesn’t easily smudge
* Get ready to use your computer or a few pieces of scrap paper
* Choose a comfortable well-lit spot that’s perfect for writing
* Allow your thoughts to focus on feelings of gratitude
* Remember how you felt when receiving the kind gift or gesture
* Capture those warm emotions and allow them to build and overflow
* Use your computer or scrap paper for writing your rough draft
* In the body of your thank you note use warm words that show a personal connection
* Add specific details about the gift, favor, kindness or advice you received
* Include words of thanks or a lovely thank you phrase
* Spell check your rough draft
* Handwrite your thank you message on a hard-stock thank you card
* End your thank you note with your regards followed by a signature

HOW TO USE THIS THANK YOU NOTE SITE

To jumpstart your creativity browse through our extensive collection of thoughtful thank you card wording samples. You can use our professionally-written examples as your own personal thank you note template. There are thank you note categories for all occasions: wedding, baby shower, birthday, graduation, business, bereavement, teacher appreciation and many more! Choose your favorite thank you note examples within this site and then put your own special spin on the written content. You can often combine a few of the words and phrases from two or more thank you notes to create a completely unique message that’s all your own!

Thank You Note Categories | Business + Personal

Advice Thank You Note Wording Examples
This is a lovely collection of wording examples for thanking those wonderful people in your life who have shown you a generous measure of kindness. Explore our treasure trove of phrasing.

Baby Shower Thank You Note Wording
Your FREE resource for how to write baby shower thank you notes. Thanking your baby shower guests for gifts just got easier. This page contains thoughtful wording examples that you can use right now to fly through that stack of thank you cards in style. Get ready to be inspired with the very best in baby shower thank you card wording!

Bachelorette Party Thanks
Woo-hoo! What a celebration! We’re ready to help you get started writing out thank you cards to your bridesmaids and friends. This treasure trove of wording and phrases were written to help you tap into your creativity and express your heartfelt thanks with beauty and confidence.

Bar Mitzvah & Bat Mitzvah Thank You Card Phrasing
You’ve just discovered a wonderful selection of thoughtfully-written thank you card excerpts for showing thanks to your guests and for all the gifts you received on your very special day.

Bereavement Thanks
Heartfelt wording examples for writing bereavement and funeral thank you cards for flowers, sympathy gifts, prayers and emotional support. Here’s how to best thank friends, family and your church community for reaching out and providing you with spiritual strength and comfort. This page offers a measure of love and assistance during a very difficult time. These beautiful examples of sympathy thank you notes are exactly what you need right now.

Birthday Gift Thank You Notes
This page is full of wonderful wording ideas for thanking friends and family for the sweet birthday gifts you received. More beautiful phrasing is added monthly to keep things fresh.

Boss / Employer Thank You Card Wording and Phrases
When writing thank you letters to your employer it’s best to keep things simple, business like and sincere. In most employment situations it’s wise to remember that your message of thanks should not be overly personal in nature. Here is a great collection of wording examples and ideas to help guide your way.

Bridal Shower Thank You Notes
FREE resource for how to write bridal shower thank you notes. If you’re feeling overwhelmed about writing out bridal shower thank you cards, we’re here to reduce the stress! Explore this FREE bridal shower resource. It’s now easier than ever to convey love and gratitude to your bridal shower guests. These thoughtfully-written bridal shower thank you notes are here to assist beautiful brides like you.

Business Referral Thanks
Build a network of satisfied clients by sending out a thank you card for each new business referral. If referrals and repeat customers are the life force of your business, this is something that needs your special attention! By acknowledging the kindness your business associates and friends have shown you, they will be willing to continue sending new customers and clients your way. Writing a business referral thank you note is quick and easy to do! Find the thank you card wording you’re looking for on this special page. Start growing and expanding your business today.

Christmas Gift Thank You Note Wording
Now that the holidays are over it’s important to sit down and write thoughtful letters of thanks to your friends, co-workers, neighbors and family members who shopped for the perfect gift to present to you during the holiday season. This page has plenty of wording examples to help you fill out your cards with perfect phrases of thanks.

Customer Thank You Notes
Customer thank you notes build and reinforce positive relationships, promote your brand, and encourage repeat business. This special collection of thank you note examples is a wonderful business resource. Use these wording examples to help you write a sincere letter of thanks to your valued customers and clients. See just how easy it is to write a customer appreciation message!

Dinner and Entertainment Thanks
Good etiquette dictates that after you’ve enjoyed a dinner and/or event at a friend or client’s home that you send a thoughtful handwritten thank you card within a few days after the meal or party. For close family members and more casual friendships an email thanks is absolutely fine.

Donation Thank You Letter Samples
This section offers professionally-worded thank you letter examples for donations received for non-profit organizations, schools, churches and more.

Employee Appreciation Thank You Cards
Whenever employees have gone over above what’s expected it’s important to recognize their accomplishments. Many employers add the engraved names of high-performing employees onto a group recognition plaque placed prominently in the workplace. But at the very least a thank you card should accompany a handshake and verbal thanks.

Farewell Goodbye Email Messages
Saying goodbye to work friends and colleagues isn’t easy. It can often be a challenge finding the right words to say in a goodbye email. To assist you out we’ve included examples of farewell emails that you can pull words and phrases from to create an email letter that reflects your sentiments. Likewise, employee departure emails can often be difficult to write. When it comes time for an employee to leave your company it’s good etiquette to send them off with well wishes and words of gratitude for the years of service they’ve given to growing your business and keeping your customers satisfied. These farewell email examples contain wording and phrasing that you can pull from when writing your goodbye email.

Father’s Day Thank You Cards
This cherished holiday is the perfect time to express your sincere love and thanks to the important father figures in your life. A small thoughtful gift along with a sweet Father’s Day Card is the traditional way of celebrating this special occasion.

Friendship Thank You Card
Truly good friends are hard to come by. It’s important to water your friendships so they continue to grow and flower into wonderful life-long relationships. Every now and then it’s nice to acknowledge those important people in your life with a sweet greeting card expressing your gratitude for their friendship.

Funeral Thank You Notes
These thank you card entries were lovingly written to help you express your thanks for help, kindness, flowers, gifts, cards, pre-made food, phone calls and more. My sincere condolences for your very private loss.

Get Well Thank You Message
So many friends, neighbors, co-workers and family members sent you their well wishes, thoughts and prayers during your time of illness. Thank these wonderful people by mailing each a lovely thank you card with a personal message.

Graduation Thank You Card Wording
Congratulations to the graduate! You’ve accomplished so much. It was so wonderful to have friends and family attend your ceremony and festivities. And you received several lovely gifts, flowers and grad cards. Send a handwritten thank you note to each of these special individuals.

Hospitality Thank You Messages
After a wonderful dinner, visit or evening at a friend or client’s home it’s proper etiquette to send a thank you card with a thoughtful message. An email thanks is completely acceptable for those persons with whom you have very casual relationships.

House Sitting Thank You Card Message
This page has plenty of wonderful thank you note wording inspiration for thanking the person(s) who took great care of your home while you were away.

House Warming Thank You Cards
How exciting to move into a new home! This is the beginning of a new and special chapter in your life. Thank your party guests for their cards, visits and gifts with these sweet messages of thanks.

Job Interview Thank You Letters
This section is packed with professionally-worded thank you letter examples for job interview thanks. Your letter can be emailed or handwritten on a nice thank you card and snail mailed.

Money Gifts or Cash Gift Thanks
What a wonderful happy feeling it is to receive a thoughtful gift of money. Show your thanks for checks, gift certificates, and cash gifts with a nice thank you note with a personalized message of sincere thanks.

Mother’s Day Thank You Card Message
Celebrate this special day by spending it with your beautiful mom. Bring her flowers and/or a gift along with a loving Mother’s Day Card filled with sweet phrases and a message of thanks.

Pet Sitting Thank You Card Wording Examples
Your animals were so well taken care of when you were away. It gave you a measure of peace knowing that your beloved little ones were in good hands during your absence. Remember to thank your pet sitter by sending him/her a thoughtful thank you card expressing your thanks.

Scholarship Thank You Letter Examples
When you receive a scholarship it’s important to thank the donor or organization who generously granted you the funds to continue your education. If you’re unsure what wording to include in your thank you letter, we’ve got you covered! Browse through the scholarship thank you note wording examples in this section. Saying thank you for the scholarship has never been easier!

Teacher Thank You Note Examples
This page contains plenty of wonderful thank you card writing examples for thanking teachers and other important members of the school staff. Use the wording and phrases in this section to create one-of-a-kind thank you messages.

Valentine’s Day Thanks
Happy Valentine’s Day! This is the perfect opportunity to thank your loved ones for the love and sweetness they show you all year long. Pick up a bottle of your favorite bubbly and start getting festive. Bake a few heart-shaped cookies or pink cupcakes and let the celebration begin. Thank you cards in this section are coming soon!

Volunteer Thank You Card Words and Phrases
Thank your volunteers by sending a thoughtful, heartfelt thanks for the wonderful job they did. These tireless friends and community members deserve to have their hours of dedication recognized in a very sweet way. Here’s thank you card wording you cn use right now!

Wedding Day Thanks
Congratulations to the gorgeous new couple! After your beautiful wedding day there is a long list of guests that need to be properly thanked for their thoughtful gifts. This special page contains a delightful number of sweetly crafted thank you note wording examples to help get you started.

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ABOUT MORE THANK YOU NOTES

When sitting down to write thank you notes, sometimes all you need to get started is a few new ideas for wording and phrasing. These thank you note examples are designed to spark your own imagination and creativity. There are so many wonderful, special people in your life that share their time, talents and expertise helping you achieve your personal goals. Others lend a helping hand or a friendly ear and are ready to help you problem solve. Each of these friends, family members, neighbors or acquaintances deserve to be properly thanked for their kindness. This is your personal inspirational playground where you can discover new ways of communicating your gratitude and sincere thanks.


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Each of these beautiful sites has original thank you card wording that was professionally written specifically with your needs in mind. Our current categories are listed below. If there’s a thank you message category that’s not covered within these three sites, please contact us and bring it to our attention. We will be happy to add the new category along with fresh, exclusive content. Each thank you card section is refreshed throughout the year with brand new entries. We want this to be your personal collection of thank you note wording and phrases for all of life’s important moments. Remember to bookmark this site. Enjoy!

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