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March 20, 2019 Teacher Thanks 3 comments

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Thanksgiving Day is the perfect time to remind one another of the many reasons there are to be grateful. Whether you’re gathered around the table, crafting your Thanksgiving card, or just in need of a little reminder, these Happy Thanksgiving messages and well wishes will help you count your blessings this season.

Looking for thanksgiving messages or wishes for a specific person or sentiment? Jump to each section below:


Happy Thanksgiving Messages for Family and Friends

Although sending out holiday cards is most closely associated with Christmas, there is certainly something special about receiving a Thanksgiving message from those nearest and dearest to you. These heartfelt messages will serve as the perfect introduction to your holiday season.

Go beyond the norm and craft a Thanksgiving blessing that will not only make your recipients smile, but also help you get back to what really matters during this time of the year. Mix and match the messages below or customize them with your own wishes for a humble seasons’ greetings to share around the table, in a greeting card or in your Thanksgiving party invitations.

  • Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Happy Thanksgiving Day!
  • Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
  • Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
  • May all the good things of life be yours, not only at Thanksgiving but throughout the coming year.
  • Our homes may be far apart, but our hearts are as close as always.
  • There have been times when I forgot to thank you for being there for me. I take this day to tell you how special you are and how great my life has become because of you. Have a memorable Thanksgiving.
  • Thanksgiving is more than the festivities, it gives us time to ponder upon what lessons we learnt and how we can spread happiness around, to look back at all the great memories and good people who came into our lives. We appreciate you so much. Happy Thanksgiving Day to you and your loved ones.
  • At this time of Thanksgiving celebration, our thoughts turn gratefully to you with warm appreciation. Our best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving.
  • Being a family means you are part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life. No matter what. Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. Happy Thanksgiving to those closest to my heart.

Thanksgiving Wishes for Family and Friends

Express warm Thanksgiving blessings and elevate your sentiments with a few touching Thanksgiving wishes. Your thanksgiving wishes should be filled with gratitude and appreciation. These words will add charm to your message and give your recipient the important reminder and appreciation he or she needs, now and always. This Thanksgiving, send a message that will be cherished for a lifetime.

  • May the good things of life be yours in abundance not only at Thanksgiving but throughout the coming year.
  • May you enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving, a joyous holiday season and healthful, Happy New Year.
  • A special greeting of Thanksgiving time to express to you our sincere appreciation for your confidence and loyalty. We are deeply thankful and extend to you our best wishes for a happy and healthy Thanksgiving Day.
  • One of the joys of Thanksgiving is wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season.
  • At this time of Thanksgiving we pause to count our blessings. The freedom of this great country in which we live. It’s opportunity for achievement. The friendship and confidence you have shown in us. For all of these things we are deeply thankful. Our best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving.
  • Thanksgiving for people is…The morning sun and the setting moon, The cheerful bird and the dancing mood, The silent waters and the playful dunes, But more than that I cherish you. Wishing you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving Day.
  • Gratitude is the heart’s memory. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.
  • May your stuffing be tasty. May your turkey plump, may your potatoes and gravy have nary a lump. May your yams be delicious, and your pies take the prize, and may your Thanksgiving dinner stay off your thighs.
  • November is the time to be thankful, a time to remember and to embrace those who enrich our lives. I’m thankful for a lot of things, but I’m most thankful for you.
  • Because today is a special day, I want to let you know that I appreciate you every single day. Happy Thanksgiving wishes!
  • Thank you Mom and Dad for giving me food, shelter and unconditional love.
  • Thank you Mom for always making spectacular meals throughout the years! Thanksgiving won’t be the same without your special dishes.
  • A heartfelt thanks to you on this day, for being my guide, my teacher and my father. Happy Thanksgiving Dad!

Happy Thanksgiving Wishes For Everyone

If you are unsure of what to say to your card recipient, these general Happy Thanksgiving wishes for everyone, can be used to complete your message.

  • Here’s a heartwarming thanks to you for the hope, peace and joy that you bring to my life.
  • Hope that you’re surrounded with the love of your dear ones on this festive season. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
  • I’m really glad that we’re family. Thanking God for having you in my life on this special day.
  • Thanksgiving wishes from across the miles from our house to yours. May your home be filled with laughter and happiness!
  • Sending you my warm wishes from home to home and from heart to heart to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! May this day be a beautiful reminders of the wonderful things in life.
  • November is the time to be thankful, a time to remember and to embrace those who enrich our lives. I’m thankful for a lot of things, but I’m most thankful for You!
  • Wish you a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving!
  • Wishing you the gift of faith and the blessing of hope this thanksgiving day!
  • We gather on this day to be thankful for what we have, for the family we love, the friends we cherish, and for the blessings that will come. Happy Thanksgiving!

How do you write a thank-you letter that's sincere and to the point? For many, it's the season of Thanksgiving—but do you ever have difficulty.

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to immerse students in an authentic writing experience. In my class, we write friendly letters to give thanks to a family member, friend, neighbor, or former teacher who has had an impact on our lives. Although my goal is to teach the friendly letter, the students learn the value of taking the time to let others know how much they inspire us and how much we appreciate them. Included in this article is a SMART Notebook lesson and a video that illustrates how to use the interactive components.


Letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them.

~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



With text messages, email, and online social networking, are we behind the times when we teach friendly letters? I feel it is an even more valuable lesson. The modern avenues of informal communication are quick, but the words can be lost forever with a click of the delete button. On the other hand, friendly letters are keepsakes. They become historical documents or primary resources.

I begin my lesson with the question of the day: "Why is it important to write letters to our family and friends?" I share my experiences of letter writing with my students, and explain that since my daughter was young, I have written her a letter every Christmas. In each letter, I capture our family history for the year, elaborate on her many accomplishments, and remind her of how much I love her. She is 18 years old now, and it is still one of her favorite Christmas gifts. As Goethe says, these letters will be my memorial, a primary document containing our family history. Once my 6th graders see what a gift words can be, they are excited to participate. 

Learning Objective

This activity takes about four 40-minute class periods. When we are finished, my students will have written a friendly letter, addressed an envelope, and mailed their letters. I have them mail the letters from school — even if the person they are writing lives in the same home. Many of my students come back to school and share how their loved ones cherish the letters. Many recipients of these letters (parents, grandparents, and teachers) have stopped by my room at school to share how much they treasure them.The video below provides an overview of the lesson and illustrates how to use the interactive components.



Although all traits of writing are important, I created a friendly letter weighted rubric (PDF) because I feel some traits should weigh more than others, depending upon the goal. For instance, some students are more skilled at conventions, sentence fluency, and presentation, but they misinterpret the task or get confused. Others get the ideas, but struggle with conventions and presentation. The weighted rubric for the friendly letter gives more weight to the traits that are more significant at this point of the school year: Ideas, Organization, Sentence Fluency, and Conventions. Please feel free to download the rubric in Microsoft Word, so you can edit it to fit your classroom needs.



DAY 1: Brainstorm


Ask the students if they have ever received a letter. If they have, how did it make them feel? Explain the significance of letter writing. Show the music video,"Letters From War" by Mark Schultz. Another option is to watch the trailer from a recently released movie, Letters to Juliet, starring Amanda Seyfried, Vanessa Redgrave, Gael García Bernal, and Franco Nero. Discuss how the letters are important to the people who wrote them and to the people who read them.


Brainstorm(Think-Pair-Share Activity)
  • Have the students brainstorm a list of people in their life who are important to them: parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, teachers, and neighbors.
  • Ask them to put a star beside the person's name who they feel has had a positive impact on them.
  • Guide them in writingdown one or more reasons this person is important: inspiration, encouragement, friendship, understanding.
  • The students turn to their neighbor and share the person they picked and why they are special to them.

When writing the first paragraph, I tell my students to use their manners and start the letter by inquiring about their friend first. They can voice any concerns or ask about recent events in their friend's life. I have them focus on one or two things that stand out the most.

  1. Ask how they are. How have you been feeling?
  2. Inquire about his or her travels. How was your trip to _____________?
  3. Thank them for something they've done recently. Thank you for ________. Or, Thank you for helping me ______________.

Before closing the first paragraph, I tell them to explain why they are writing. You might want to guide them by saying, "I am writing this letter to thank you for ____________."

In the second paragraph, the students talk about themselves. They explain why this person is important or how the family member or friend inspired them. The letter is more meaningful if the students share a story and/or memory, explaining their feelings of excitement, joy, acceptance, understanding, comfort, peace, security, confidence, etc. They close the paragraph by thanking their friend once more.

If students require more guided support, the Friendly Letter Graphic Organizer will help them put the details in order according to the parts of the letter.

Day 2: Rough Draft

  1. Utilize the SMART Board lesson to review the parts of a friendly letter.
  2. Review the friendly letter weighted rubric.
  3. Fold a sheet of paper in half (a hot dog fold).
  4. Unfold the paper and use the folded crease as a guide to indicate where to start the heading, closing, and signature.
  5. Review the friendly letter format. Pay particular attention to the capitalization and punctuation rules.
  6. Look at the model letter to see how it is formatted and punctuated. Note that the ideas are interesting to the reader and the details are descriptive.
  7. Students follow their notes to write the rough draft of the letter.


Day 3: Final Copy

  1. The students use the friendly letter checklist to revise and edit the letter.
  2. Because the letters are personal, they assess their own writing using the rubric.
  3. When students finish assessing their own writing, they sign up for a teacher conference.
  4. After the conference, the students make necessary revisions and/or edits.
  5. The students use their best handwriting and write the final copy of the letter on stationery.


Day 4: Addressing the Envelope

  1. Use the SMART Board Friendly Letter Lesson to instruct the students on how to address an envelope.
  2. Give each student directions on using the addressing an envelope handout.
  3. Emphasize the capitalization and punctuation rules.
  4. Explain the state abbreviation guidelines. Ask them if they see any patterns that might explain how the United States Postal Service (USPS) created these abbreviations.
  5. If your students need additional practice, use the activity "Be Brief" from Scholastic Printables.
  6. Making sure the students position the envelope with the top up, guide them in addressing their envelopes.
  7. With the print side of the letter up, fold the letter into thirds. Fold the bottom of the paper up to 1/3 of the page. Then fold the top down. The top part of the letter should be on the outside.
  8. Slide the letter into the addressed envelope, seal it, and then put it in the outgoing mailbox.
  9. Closure: Why was writing a letter to our family and friends important to you?


Extended Activities

After we finish this project, students use the friendly letter handouts to guide them in independent letter writing activities. They continue to write family and friends whenever they want. In addition, they have the option of choosing friendly letters for writing assignments and contests, such as:

  • The Letters about Literature Writing Contest (Deadline December 10, 2010)
  • Write a letter from one character to another character (alternative book report)
  • Write letters to favorite authors (extra credit)

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Thanksgiving is a time to show your love, care, and gratitude to your loved ones and if you are a happily married couple, then you are thankful to have such a wife or husband in your life that makes it pleasant. There are a lot of ways to wish someone i.e. through wishes, greetings, poems, e-cards but letter writing on this particular day makes the recipient and the occasion even more special because you put your efforts in conveying a detailed message to them. Love letters are meant to be sent to husband or wife because they play the most important part in our lives. Here we created amazing long Thanksgiving letters to get ideas and send to your life partner.

The above letter is written to thanking your wife or girlfriend who is with you from last few yeas. The letter shows we met two years ago but you can change it accordingly and use other words to make it suitable for your wife. It has really meaningful and deep wordings like, “Thank You for being mine!” and many others.

I hope you send it to your dearest spouse and make her heart melting for you. Good Luck. But hey, now read the next letter may be you find that one is more romantic than the first one.

Thanksgiving Love Letter for Her / Girlfriend

The above letter was again for her from husband or boyfriend but it is lengthy and described feelings briefly. This letter is actually to tell her how much beautiful she is for you and how you met with her for the first time in the crowed of thousands. This letter is really heart touching and meaningful if you read each and every words carefully. Feel free to change facts, dates and timing according to your own personal experiences and happenings.

Thanksgiving Letters to your Husband or Boyfriend

Finally here is beautiful love letter for him that could be your husband or boyfriend. You can thank him for all his good deeds like your care, trust, love, protection and respect.

Always mention Thanking Words in Thanksgiving Letter:

As the name Thanksgiving indicates, the event is all about showing gratefulness so your letter must contain thanks, appreciation, and gratitude for all that the recipient had provided you. If it is a message meant to be sent to your wife or husband then make sure that you address your letter warmly and make it personal and sincere.

Remember that your husband will not only be the one who will write a letter for you, but he would also love to receive a Thanksgiving Love Letter from his wife. So your letter could be a short one portraying the real feelings that you have for him in your heart for the man or woman of your life.

Now this one is generic love letter to thank your dear or darling. you can send this one to anybody. Just make sure you change it a little according to your needs.

Tips to Write a Letter to Your Husband or boyfriend:

In the case of the husband, you can show him your gratefulness for all that he had provided you with, for his ever-lasting love and feelings for you and the support and encouragement that he had provided you at each and every step of your life.

You can also sum up your married life experience in your letter to appreciate the simple things that you have noticed being a part of your husband’s life.

Tips to Write a Letter to Your Wife or GF:

In the case of the wife, the letter must contain simple pleasures of life’s moments that you have spent with her, thanking her for the delicious foods that she serves you daily, for the things she does for you and for the supportive role she played in your life and your achievements. The husband-wife relation is the most lovely relationship on earth so you should avail each and every opportunity for the expression of your emotions to each other. Check another sample of letter I collected for you and decorate it with beautiful background image.

Thanksgiving Letter for Your Family:

Sometime we travel for study, job or any other reason and forced by the situation to celebrate events outside from our home and family. This situation is very heartbreaking and you miss you family very badly. In this condition, writing a thank you letter to your family is absolutely great idea. Write an informal letter to your family, address everyone like your brothers, sisters, Mom, dad, your pet and other family members who matters for you.

Here is another example of thanksgiving letter for family you may need to look to get some idea and then write it in your own words and add your feelings to make it more personal.

I hope you like all these letters and after reading this post, you will be able to write a perfect letter to anyone of the occasion of thanksgiving. If you feel any confusion and problem. Do let us know in comments or via contact us form. We will surely help out each and every query asap. Thanks again for being here.

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That's a lovely idea! I hope you do that. I'm sure there are many varying rules, so I' ll just describe the thank you notes I've gotten which most influenced me.

FREE eBook: How to Write a Thanksgiving Letter to Employees

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. So it’s time for business owners to give thanks for their customers, clients, team members, partners, and anyone else who made an impact on operations this year. In preparation for the holiday, you may want to compose a quick message to people who have impacted your business in the past year, giving thanks and wishing them a happy holiday.

Thanksgiving Messages for Businesses

If you’re not sure where to start when crafting this message, here are some examples of different Thanksgiving messages for businesses to consider.

Share a Simple Thanks

Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude. So in any message, it’s important to say thank you in some way, whether you’re speaking to customers or those involved with the behind-the-scenes of your business. Share your appreciation in a quick social media post, an email or even a photo or video post.


1. Thank you so much for your patronage this year. We’ve truly enjoyed serving you!
2. We’re thankful for all of our customers/clients! Thank you for being a part of our journey this year.
3. We have so much to be thankful for this year, most of all YOU!
4. This is the time of year for sharing what you’re thankful for. And our customers are at the top of our list.
5. On this Thanksgiving, we want to share our genuine appreciation for you. We wouldn’t be where we are today without you!

Offer a Longer, Heartfelt Message

Longer messages are perfect for businesses that have small teams or work closely with clients. It gives you the opportunity to share a few different sentiments and really drive your point home. It also allows you to personalize the messaging a bit. You can use these examples as a starting point and then add some more personal details to make your message stand out for clients or team members. Share these messages in a blog post, email newsletter or even a handwritten letter. You could also create a video of you speaking the message directly to customers.


6. Dear valued customer: This Thanksgiving, we want to share our genuine appreciation with you. Without you, we would not be where we are today, and we’re so thankful for all of your support throughout the year. We hope you have a joyous holiday and we look forward to serving you again.
7. Dear [name]: I’m so thankful for the opportunity to serve you this past year. I’ve genuinely enjoyed working with you and getting to know you. Thank you for being a wonderful and supportive client and for all you do to support my business. I value our relationship and look forward to the opportunity to continue serving you.
8. We’re thankful for wonderful customers like you this Thanksgiving. Our team has really enjoyed serving you this year, and we wanted to share our heartfelt appreciation.
9. To our valuable team members: We’re so thankful for all you’ve done for our business this year. All of your hard work and dedication has helped us reach so many of our company-wide goals for 2018. On this holiday, we want to make sure you know how much you’re appreciated as a member of our team and how much we value you. Have a wonderful holiday with your family and loved ones and we can’t wait to see what our team can accomplish together in 2019.
10. This Thanksgiving, we want to share a sincere “thank you” to every member of our team. Thanks for making this a model workplace and for all you do to keep our company moving forward. We’ve had a great year, and you’re such a big part of it.

Wish Everyone a Happy Holiday

Sometimes a simple “Happy Thanksgiving” goes a long way. With this type of greeting, you might consider adding it to a festive image or at the end of a video. You can share this type of post on social media or even turn it into an actual card. It could also make for a perfect visual for blog posts or email newsletters that feature longer messages as well. You could also share text-only messages on Twitter or other short-form platforms.


11. Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you have a wonderful day celebrating all there is to be thankful for.
12. Here’s to another year of giving thanks for all of the wonderful blessings our team has experienced.
13. Wishing you a happy and festive Thanksgiving with all your family and friends!
14. Wishing you and your loved ones a joyous and gratitude-filled holiday!
15. We hope your day is filled with love, laughter, and gratitude. Happy Thanksgiving!

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