Free Sample Thank You Notes
Wording For Every
Imaginable Occasion

Welcome to your top resource for sample thank you notes. Although you might think it easier to send a quick thank you message by text, an email or make a phone call, a handwritten thank you note from you is worth so much more.

A thank you note is an effective means of expressing feelings in a wide variety of scenarios.  A written message to show appreciation for something someone has given you or done for you. 

There are numerous occasions on which a thank you note would be unexpected but totally appreciated. And others where a thank you is obligatory.

Thinking of the right thank you wording might not come easily which is why I created this site.  You'll find hundreds of sample thank you notes for you to use accordingly.

In fact, in November, visitors from 200 countries found my site all looking for help and example notes.

Top thank you page this week is : Christmas Gift Thank You Wording

Christmas is forever, not for just one day, for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf. The good you do for others is good you do yourself...

Norman Wesley Brooks, "Let Every Day Be Christmas," 1976

My Sample Thank You Notes Tips

Don't wait months!  Try and send them within a couple of weeks of the event or receipt of gift.

Don't use pre-printed thank you cards, unless you are a young child and like to use fill in the blanks.

Choose pretty thank you stationery or purchase personalized thank you cards.

Be enthusiastic and write more than a couple of lines and above all be genuine.

When to Send a Thank You Note

Always send a thank you note for wedding gifts even if verbal thanks have been given. I have given gifts in the past and not received a thank you.  How did I feel? Quite disheartened actually.

If you receive a gift in the post, send out a note within 2-3 days so the sender has peace of mind that their gift arrived safely. Likewise for birthday gifts christmas gifts, new baby gifts and other gift giving occasions.

A thank you note would be in good taste for a wedding or a baby shower.

If you've stayed with friends overnight or for the weekend, a handritten thank you note would be appreciated. Very close friends and family may be happy with a phone call of thanks.

Always send thank you for condolences on receipt of notes or condolence flowers. You might even feel obliged to send after funeral thank you notes. Although, please don't feel you have to.

If you have been ill or in hospital, I think a note is a must once you are feeling up to it.

Use the quick search box to help you find sample thank you notes that you can immediately use.

Short Thank You Phrases

No need to sound like a scratched record either. I have included general thank you sayings and phrases such as:

Thanks a bunch

Thanks a million

Thank you for doing a great job

Thank you for everything

How do I thank you?......I can't count the ways

More phrases and sayings

Sample Thank You Letters For Business And Personal Use

You might need to write a business or professional thank you letter.  Such a letter might be to thank an employee or to say thank you to your customers. I've written sample business thank you letters for you to take a look at.

Also donation thank you letters after a fundraiser or a charity event.

Thank You Poems

If you want to pep up your thank you messages, what better way than to include a poem.  I have written a few, but I'm sure you are more poetic than I am. 

Thank You Poems for Teachers

Thank You for the Gift

Baby Shower Thank You Poems

Are handwitten thank you messages and letters a thing of the past?  I hope not as I still enjoy receiving post and I don't mean the digital kind. 

I created this site in the hope that you will also find inspiration for writing a good old fashioned thank you!  And just a little tip from me, a late thank you is better than NONE at all!

Thank you for visiting. If you've found my site useful, I'd really appreciate it if you would share it with your friends and family on social media. That would be great.

So without further ado, it just leaves me to say go grab your favourite stationery and pen and enjoy browsing my sample thank you notes.


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