Despite living in a digital age, over half of us still love to write personalized thank you messages. Although a simple gesture, it’s always thoroughly appreciated by the receiver.

However, when it comes to writing your thank you card, it can be a little tricky to know what to say. Never fear, because this is where we step in.

Let’s dive into our favorite ways to say thank you!

Or jump down to our ready-made examples of thank you messages, that you can copy, paste, and personalize!

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Thank You Messages Tip #1
Just Say Thanks

Thank you notes have stood the test of time. These days, most cards already have a small printed sentiment that conveys your thanks.

However, in addition to this, you’ll probably want to add a short personalized message, so the receiver knows your thanks comes from the heart.

Whether you’re giving this thank you card in response to a gift, help offered, or just out of sheer appreciation, always highlight what you’re especially thankful for. Then, add a warm thought alongside it.

Top Tip: Try to keep things as natural as possible. Think about how you’d speak to that person and mimic precisely that.

You don’t need fancy words or to spend hours drafting paragraphs of writing. Just keep it simple and thoughtful.

Thank You Messages Tip #2
Warm Thoughts

By warm thoughts, we mean something that shows you appreciate the person and their help. This extends further than just a simple thank you.

Needless to say, you’ll have to select the wording carefully and make sure it’s appropriate for the relationship you have with the recipient.

For example, if it’s a coworker or a neighbor (whom you’re not particularly close to), perhaps you could add something like; ‘you’re the best’, ‘you made my day’ or, ‘I couldn’t be more grateful for everything you’ve done, thank you’.

These are fabulous phrases for showing your gratitude without appearing over the top.

Alternatively, if you’re closer to the person you could say something like: ‘your help and kindness is a gift I’ll treasure forever’, ‘you and everything you do is such a blessing to me and those around you’, or, ‘I’m touched beyond words, all I can say is thank you’.

Top Tip: Try to write and send your thank you card while the gift or gesture is still at the forefront of your mind. That way you won’t forget.

Three days is usually the right amount of time. However, there aren’t any hard and fast rules about this.

Thank You Messages Tip #3
Warm Closings

Knowing how to close a thank you card can be just as tough. If you’re looking for something a little more original, you could try:

  • Thank you, Thank you, Thank you
  • Forever grateful,
  • Feeling spoiled,
  • All the love in the world to you,
  • Gratefully,

You get the idea!

Example thank you messages

A person holds up a sign saying grateful

To put our tips into action, we’ve got a selection of example thank you messages that you can simply copy and paste and personalize! These quotes and more are available in our app to insert into your postcards and greeting cards (for free!). Download the free app now!

A big thank you

Thank you so much! I don’t know how I can express my gratitude – but hopefully this card will do the trick! 😀

Thank you, teacher!

Can we say ‘best teacher ever’!? Thank you so much for teaching us everything this year. We appreciate that we haven’t always been easy, but it’s been an adventure we will never forget. Thank you!

An example thank you message for a teacher

Thanks for coming!

Thank you so much for coming! I hope you enjoyed yourself as much as we did. It wouldn’t have been the same without you.

Thanks for the wonderful gift!

Thank you so much for the wonderful gift. I can always count on you to know exactly what I didn’t even know I wanted. Thanks again!

A thank you message for a great gift

Feeling grateful

I feel so grateful to you for everything you’ve done for me. You truly deserve to hear it. Thank you!

Thank you, nurse!

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I know you went above and beyond your job in helping me while I was in the hospital. I want you to know how very much I appreciate that – and you. You are a truly special person – I hope you know that! Thank you, nurse.

Thank you poem

How can I say,
How grateful I am – for you?
Your kindness and thoughtfulness
Is in everything you do.

Thank you and much love!

An example thank you message and poem for someone you feel grateful to

Were These Thank You Messages Helpful?

If you loved these thank you messages as much as we did, then make sure to come back to our other ideas on what to write next time you’re looking for help with messages for any occasion. Discover what to say, here or search for your occasion in the search bar.


Hiya, I’m Maud. I’m an English girl who's moved to Berlin - because who wouldn’t fall in love with a country which has words like ‘Kummerspeck’ hidden around every corner... I love traveling and finding out the quirks of each country - and what better way to remember them than on a postcard?

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