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What to write in a thank you card

Our tips for putting your appreciation on paper.

What to write in a thank you card

A little appreciation can go a long way. We believe messages of thanks make the world go round, and what better way to show your gratitude than fine-tuning your heartfelt words with pen to paper? From telling someone how much their birthday wishes meant to letting them know you value their support, we’ve rounded up our favorite things to write in a personalized thank you card, whatever the reason and whoever you’re thanking.

Sending a thank you card to a host

They’ve put on a big bash and you made the guestlist, or simply let you stay at their place when you needed a friend. Once the moment is over, here are some ways to say thank you to a loved one for their hospitality:

“What a night to remember!
Thank you so much for inviting me along.”

“Thank you for a wonderful dinner – you must share the recipe with me.
Next time, you’ll have to let me repay the favor.”

“Thank you for having me stay for the weekend, you really are a great host with a beautiful home! Thank you for always making me feel welcome.”

“A huge THANK YOU for letting us be part of your special day.
We wish you so much happiness and love.”

“Thank you for inviting us to celebrate your latest milestone – here’s to the next one!”

“I’ve never laughed SO much – thank you for inviting me over last week.
It means the world to have a friend like you.”


Sending thanks for a birthday gift or wishes

From memorable gifts to good wishes that mean more than they know, sending thank you cards after a birthday shows how much you appreciate their thought, care and attention:

“Thank you so much for my birthday gift.
It reminds me of you every time I see it!”

“Hearing your voice meant SO much to me.
Thank you for always remembering my birthday.”

“You always send the most beautiful gifts.
You’ll have to show me where you find such treasures.”

“Thank you for such a thoughtful gift – it’s just what I needed.”

“My birthday flowers have made me smile all week long.
Thank you so much.”

“You have the biggest and most generous heart.”

Sending thanks for joining your wedding celebrations

The big day has been and gone, but there’s no doubt the memories will last a lifetime. Whether you’re thanking a guest for a generous gesture or simply showing how much it meant to have them join in your special moments, here are some ideas to help them feel appreciated to pop in your wedding thank you cards:

“It made our wedding day complete to have you by our side.
Thank you so much for making the trip, can’t wait to catch up soon.”

“We couldn’t have said I do without you! We love you.”

“Thank you so much for such a generous gift.
Having you there was a present enough!”

“A huge THANK YOU for contributing to our honeymoon fund.
We can’t wait to tell you all about our travels.”

“Your kind donation to our favorite charity is so appreciated.
Thank you so much for coming along to celebrate our love.”

Sending thanks during – or after – the festive season

The festivities can be a busy time – filled with gifts and parties that can blur into one. Recenter your mind and show gratitude to those you love by sending thanks for the gifts and invites that made your holiday season sparkle.

“Thank you so much for inviting us over for Christmas lunch.
The food, drinks, music, and games were simply wonderful!”

“You’ve done it again!
Thank you for choosing the perfect holiday gift – you know me so well.”

“Your annual holiday cocktail night is a highlight of my festive season.
Thanks so much for having us join.”

“Thank you for my lovely holiday gift.
Wishing you a wonderful new year ahead.”

“We so appreciate the invitation over to yours, sorry we couldn’t make it this time. Hope you get to have a restful break before the new year starts.”


Sending thanks for help and support

From last-minute babysitting duties to offering up a shoulder to cry on, we all need a little support now and then. When a loved one, friend, colleague or neighbor lends a helping hand – no matter the size of the crisis – share thanks with words that show you value their time.

“Thank you for last week’s coffee and catch-up.
It really helped to talk things through.”

“You really saved the day when I didn’t know what to do!
Please let me know if I can ever do the same for you.”

“Thank you for stepping in when I was feeling poorly.
I really appreciated the time to rest and recover.”

“I don’t say it enough, but thank you for all the little things you do.
I don’t know where we’d be without you!”

“I’m so lucky to have a friend like you to turn to.”

Sending a thank you card… just because

Sometimes, saying thanks for the little things can show someone how much we appreciate them being around. Let them know how much they mean to you by brightening their day for reasons big and small.

“Thank you for making every day better”

“Your everyday acts of kindness mean so much to me”

“The way you make me laugh always brightens my mood.”

“I appreciate all the memories we’ve made together.”

“Thank you for always making life fun!”

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