How To Write A Good Thank You Note by Sweet Southern Simplicity Blog

How To Write A Good Thank You Note

23rd June 2016

I think it may be in a southern belle’s DNA to love a good thank you note. I certainly do. What I love more than receiving them, is writing them! It’s therapeutic and it helps me keep what I’m grateful for in the forefront of my mind. I’ve been slack about writing them lately, but I had a great “reawakening” this past weekend (more on that soon). Needless to say, I’ve been on a thank you note rampage today! It was harder than I remembered, at first. And so…

How To Write A Good Thank You Note

How To Write A Good Thank You Note by Sweet Southern Simplicity Blog


Step One: All The Pretty Thank You Cards

 The first step is picking out some stellar Thank You cards! You can always make your own, too! Here are some of my current favorites under $15 (click to check them out!):


Step Two: Organize

If you stop and really think about it, there is so much to be thankful for! Write a list of everyone you would like to thank. If you’re writing thank yous for wedding or shower gifts, make sure you have a record of who gave what. Sort them however you’d like, but I do mine chronologically.


Step Three: Write

 Sometimes this is the hardest part. It helps to cater the tone and content to the person. In my example, I will be writing to the beloved Chris Pratt.

“Dear Chris Pratt,”
“My Beloved Chris Pratt,”

Here are some examples.
“I just wanted to drop a little note of thanks for being such a wonderful human being.”
“Thank you so much for being such a wonderful human being.”
“Words cannot express how grateful I am for your wonderfulness.”

Add Detail:
“Your role as ‘Andy’ in Parks and Rec was so inspiring and you are easy on the eyes.”
“When I see videos of you and your kid my ovaries explode.”
“You played the role of Andy so well. I can’t wait to rewatch the Parks & Rec series on Netflix for the 8th time.”

Add Something Hopeful:
“I hope you grace my eyeballs again sometime soon.”
“I look forward to seeing you in your newest movie.”

Say Thank You, Again:
“I am so grateful!”
“Again, thank you so much for being so wonderful.”

“Sincerely Yours, Sarah”
“Love Always, Sarah”
“Many Thanks, Sarah” [This one may be overkill based on your last statement]


Step Four: Address Your Envelope

 [because snail mail is the best mail]
Please don’t tell me I have to tell you how to do this … just in case.
Have fun with this! I love to do pretty fauxlligraphy on the front, just make sure it’s legible and won’t get covered by the postage.

This handy tool on Amazon will help make addressing a breeze, I highly recommend. Best part? It’s $10.


Step Five: Stamp your letter

Make sure you get the postage correct [consult your post office if you’re unsure].
The USPS has some super cute ones!

That’s it! Now you know how to write a good thank you note! Send it off and make someone’s day. And remember, the little things are the big things.

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“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy. They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
-Marcel Proust

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