There are so many reasons to write a thank you letter, and sometimes it can be hard to know where to start. I’ve put together a list of ten great ways to start your next thank you letter. Whether you’re thanking a friend for a birthday present or sending a note of appreciation to your boss, these openings will help get your letter off on the right foot!
10 sample ways to say thank you in a letter
- Thank you for the birthday present! It was really thoughtful of you.
- I appreciate all that you do for me at work.
- Thank you for being such a great friend.
- Your support means a lot to me.
- Thank you for everything.
- Thank you isn’t enough for all the things you have done for me.
- I don’t know what I would have done without you.
- Thank you for your help.
- I don’t know how to thank you enough.
- Saying thank you seems such a small gesture for all the help you have given me, but it is heartfelt
Saying thank you to a business in a letter
Thanking a business for great service is a wonderful way to show your appreciation and build relationships. It may even lead to more business! So if you have received excellent service from a business recently, don’t hesitate to drop them a line and let them know. Your feedback could be just what they need to keep up the good work!
Here are some general tips on how to start a business thank you letter:
- First, make sure you include the date, the name of the business, and the address of the business.
- Next, state why you are writing in the opening paragraph. For example, “I am writing to let you know how much I appreciate your excellent customer service.”
- In the next paragraph, give specific examples of what made the experience great. Was it a particular employee who went above and beyond? Or was it the overall atmosphere of the business? Whatever it was make sure to reference it in your letter.
- In the final paragraph, thank the business again and let them know you will be sure to continue being a loyal customer.
Thank you to employees or volunteers in a letter
Your staff or volunteers really appreciate being thanked for the work they have done for you or your business. It doesn’t take long to write but it will mean a lot to the recipient.
- I wanted to say thank you for going above and beyond what was expected during our recent staff shortages.
- Your attention to detail has helped us achieve our goals this month and I wanted to say thank you.
- Thank you for staying behind to help out, it was much appreciated.
- I have been told how hard you’ve been working on the latest project and I would like to thank you for your dedication and perseverence.
- You are amazing! Thank you for helping with that [whatever] We couldn’t have done it without you.
These are just a few examples, but there are endless possibilities for how to start a thank you letter. No matter who you’re writing to or what the occasion is, a little gratitude can go a long way! So get started on your next thank you letter today. Who knows, it might just brighten someone’s day.
And remember, a handwritten letter is always appreciated – no matter how you start it.