Here is a simple template to follow in order to write a thank you note that your guests will appreciate! Most thank you notes we write and receive in our lives lack personalization and/or sincerity. Be sure to put thought and time into each note you write to show appreciation for the thought and time that your guests put into picking out your gift.
Opener: depending on your relationship, your opener can range in formality.
Ex. “Dear Mr. & Mrs. Smith”, or “Hi Sarah,”
Express Thanks: In this section be sure to include specifically what this guest gave you.
Ex. “Thank you so much for the beautiful blue serving platter! We cannot wait to use it when we entertain this summer!”
Personalize the Note: Include a personal note about which event your guests attended or how grateful you are for their years of friendship. A thank you note can be about more than just the physical item they gave you.
Ex. “We were so happy you both could attend our wedding and we cannot wait to have your family come and visit us at our new home!”
Sign Off: match this to the formality of your opener.
Ex. “With Gratitude,” or “All Our Love”
Including a personal touch and sending your thank you notes out to your guests in a timely manner will ensure they feel appreciated!