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We all know the value of saying “thank you” at this time of year, (even if Nanny Vi did send bath salts again). These days, we have lots of easy ways to say it, from a blanket shout-out on Facebook to a quick text. But nothing tops a hand-written note. Here’s how to compose the perfect message.
BEGIN WITH A GREETING
Always use the correct form and spelling of the person’s name.
Kick off with the most important words: ‘Thank you.’ Or something fancier: ‘It made my day when I opened your gift...’
ADD SPECIFIC DETAILS
Tell them how you plan to use or display the present. Even if it was cash, describe how you might spend it (if it’s beer and pick ‘n’ mix, you have permission to make something up).
Mention the next time you might see them, or just let them know you’re thinking of them.
RESTATE YOUR THANKS
Add extra details: ‘I know my friends will be jealous of the beautiful reindeer jumper you knitted for me!’
‘Sincerely’ is a safe standby but for closer relationships, choose something warmer. Show the love!