A thank you card is such a lovely, heartfelt way to express your gratitude. Whether you're sending thank you cards to friends, family, colleagues or staff, it can be tricky to find the right words. That's were we come in!
We've collected some of our favourite thank you messages to write inside a thank you card. We've got meaningful quotes, funny messages and general notes of gratitude and thanks-giving for you to borrow, steal, or just take inspiration from.
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Thank You Messages for Gifts
“The miracle of giving is that it ripples. Your one small gesture can affect hundreds.” — Jennifer Betts.
Your gift has single-handedly raised the bar for all future presents. From now on, I’ll expect nothing less than sheer awesomeness.
Thank you so much for your thoughtful gift, it means the world to me.
You’ve truly outdone yourself with this gift. Thank you so much.
You know me so well! Thank you so much
Thank You Messages for Help
“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” -Marcel Proust
“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” -John F. Kennedy
“When eating fruit, remember the one who planted the tree.” -Vietnamese Proverb“
Don't let the sun go down without saying thank you to someone, and without admitting to yourself that absolutely no one gets this far alone.” -Stephen King
Thanks for all your help and encouragement.
I believe in myself because you believed in me first. Thank you.
Thank You Messages for Professionals
“Selfless giving is the art of living.” — Frederick Lenz
“The best gift you could give someone is your time because you’re giving them something you can never get back.” — Unknown
Thank you so much for all your hard work and support during this difficult time.
There aren’t enough words to express how grateful my family and I are for you.
Thank you for your expertise, skill and compassion. Your dedication to your profession and patients is truly inspiring.
Thank You Messages for Hospitality
“The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention.” — Thich Nhat Hanh
Thank you so much for opening your home to us.
You have such a lovely home and you're such a wonderful host. Thank you for your hospitality and generosity.
Thank You Messages for Friendship
You make this world a significantly less shitty place. Thank you for that.
I’m so thankful for your support.
Thanks for sticking with me through thick and thin. And the medium stuff. Let’s not forget about the medium stuff.
Thanks for being the friend that I cannot sit next to at serious events.
“For the yesterdays and todays, and the tomorrows I can hardly wait for – Thank you." -Cecelia Ahern
General Thank You Messages
“The heart that gives thanks is a happy one, for we cannot feel thankful and unhappy at the same time.” -Douglas Wood
“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” -A.A. Milne
“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” -Thornton Wilder
“Be present in all things and thankful for all things.” -Maya Angelou
Just a generic thank-you card to prove I have excellent manners.
You really shouldn't have, but I'm so glad you did. Thank you.
Feel special, I usually just send texts.
How to write a thank you card message:
It can be tricky to know where to start when writing a thank you message. Here are our top tips for writing a thank you note for inside a card.
1- Write your thank you message out on a piece of scrap paper first. It can be really hard to get the words right and communicate your gratitude effectively. Write your thank you message out first and copy it inside your thank you card when you are happy with it.
2- Remember to say thank you! Address the person (Dear XXXX,) and then begin by saying thank you. We like the idea of including a little quote here from the list above, if it feels right, of course.
3- Reference the gift or the reason for your gratitude. Eg. Thank you so much for the beautiful scarf/train set/tickets to see Taylor Swift/money.
4- Tell them why you love it or how you'll use it Eg. It is the perfect match for my new coat. I love it/I've been wanting a train set for ages, I can't wait to use it/I was so disappointed when I didn't manage to get tickets and you've saved the day because Taylor Swift is my favourite/I'm currently saving for a coffee machine and your gift will really help me get to my total.
5- Make it about them. Let them know you appreciate their thoughtfulness, kindness, time, attention or service. Eg. You are so kind/Your thoughtfulness has blown me away/Your help and support have been so appreciated/ You have made such a big difference to our lives/You really brightened my day.
And if you don't like the gift, still use the above pointers but leave out the bit about how much you love it. You can still express your gratitude without lying.
Funny story- I was once gifted a Hanson album back in the 90s (yes, I'm THAT old) and thanked the giver of the gift by telling them I loved it (I did not particularly love it- don't get me wrong, I'm not dissing Hanson, I'm sure they are right up some people's street, just not mine). I have since received a Hanson-themed gift from this person every year. I'm 40 years old and certainly do NOT want a Hanson poster, calendar or mug. Don't be like me.
And remember, it really is the thought that counts. Sending a thank you card shows them that you appreciate their efforts. You can't really go wrong by sending nice thank you cards. If you need an awesome thank you card, you can check out our offerings HERE.