Personal Thank You Letter Samples

When did you last write a personal thank you letter? The last personal thank you I wrote was to friends thanking them for gifts I received.

If you need help, on this page you'll find loads of free thank you letter templates for you to use.

Writing a thank you letter is very important. Whether for business or personal use, an effective thank you letter can make all the difference.

It's surprising how many people don't know where to start when writing a letter. So go staight on to the tips below.

Tips On Writing A Thank You Letter

Writing A Thank You Letter:

1. Send a thank you letter as soon as possible after the event.

2. Your thank you letter does not need to be long. Keep it short and straight to the point. Business thank you letters should be typed and personal ones hand-written.

3. Make sure your thank you letter is appropriate for the occasion and sincere.

4. Check for grammar and spelling mistakes.

Sample Thank You Letter After Death

Dear Jane and Tom,

We would like to express our sincere thanks for all your support you gave us when Mum died.

We especially appreciate you helping us with the daily tasks of preparing meals, cleaning and driving the kids to school while Thomas and I took care of Mum's funeral arrangements.

It is going to take some time for us to get over Mum's tragic death and we are taking each day as it comes. We are blessed to have such good friends as yourselves and we are sincerely grateful for all that you have done.

Kind regards,


Here you will find more funeral thank you letters and sympathy thank you letters.

Colleague, Employee Leaving
Farewell Letter

Dear Jane,

I heard you are moving to Sweden. No doubt it is wonderful there and a great place for a family to raise kids. I think it is a wise decision and the right one for you and your family.

You will be sorely missed but I am very excited for you. I wish you all the best for the next chapter in your life.

Warm regards,


Personal Thank You Letter To

Dear (Name),

As you have already heard, I have handed in my resignation after many years here at (company). It is with mixed feelings that I write this letter as I have enjoyed working here. My last working day will be 25th May.

I have experienced working with a fine team of colleagues, all of whom I will sorely miss, however, I now feel it is time for a new challenge.

It has been a great pleasure working with you all and I wish you every success for the future.

Kind regards,


Informal Farewell Letter

Dear Colleagues,

I would just like to say goodbye to you all and to let you know that I am leaving my position here at (Company). My last working day will be 24th April.

Feel free to email me or contact me on my personal telephone number as I have made some good friends here and would like to keep in touch!

On that note I would like to invite you chaps for a farewell drink with me at (place) on (date). Please let me know if you can make it.

Bye for now,


Personal Thank You Letter To Doctor

Dear Dr.

I would just like to say thank you to you and your dedicated team for taking care of our baby boy during his stay in the intensive care unit.

I would like to say a special thanks to Dr...... for her compassion and expertise. It was a difficult time for us but she always made time for our questions and concerns.

We are truly grateful and are comforted to know that there is such an outstanding hospital nearby.

Thank you once again and God bless.

Sincerely yours,


Thank You To Boss For Christmas Bonus

Dear Mr Tomkins,

The christmas bonus this year is very much appreciated and way and above what I expected. It is great to know that we can all share in the company's success and that you care about your employees.

Please know that I enjoy being part of your team and I hope you enjoy the christmas cookies.

Sincerely yours,


More Personal Thank You Letters Examples

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