Other than hearing “I love you,” there are probably no more appreciated words than a meaningful “thank you.” No matter the situation, you can never go wrong with a simple “thank you,” so sending thank-you cards is a great way to bolster relationships and express your appreciation for those who have been there for you, supported you, and helped you get to where you are today. Sometimes, however, saying “thank you” is easy but coming up with the rest of your thank-you card wording is difficult. To help you say “thank you” with meaning, you can glean inspiration from the following examples of meaningful thank-you card wording.
Rhyming thank you
This thank you comes from deep inside
The place where genuine love resides.
These feelings I convey are true
The gratitude I owe to you.
Friendship thank you
My dearest friend,
You have stood by my side
Through love and heartbreaks.
You supported my decisions
Even though you might not have agreed with them.
Your friendship means the world to me
And I thank you for being in my life.
“there exists a friend sticking closer than a brother”
— Proverbs 18:24
Monetary thank you
Very few people are as thoughtful and considerate as you
Your genuine acts of kindness go unmatched
And while I can never repay your generosity
Please know that I am forever grateful
My heartfelt thanks for your assistance during this difficult time
Your kindness will not be forgotten
I look forward to being able to return your generosity
Hospitality thank you
Thank you for welcoming us into your home,
Your hospitality was clearly shown.
The love that you extended to us was dear,
To my family’s heart you will always be near.
Thank you for the warmth and hospitality
That you showed to our family
Gift thank you
When sending a thank-you card for a gift. A generic “thank you for your gift” is not only impersonal, but far from meaningful. Your thank-you card should include the name of the gift that was given. By not only acknowledging the gift by name, but also following up with how you have already used the gift, shows thought and meaning. For example, you could include in a baby shower thank you that your little bundle of joy loves the teddy bear, mobile, blanket, etc., that was given to her. See how this technique is employed in the following example for a wedding gift:
Thank you so much, not only for the beautiful Waterford vase
but for also attending our wedding and sharing in our joy.
The vase looks beautiful on the antique buffet that my Grandmother gave us.