Thank You Notes are one of the most overlooked parts of business etiquette.  Crafting Thank You notes takes effort and skill.  We’ve put together a few tips to help you write one that really stands out. Read on to learn more!

Keep it short and sweet

Thank You Notes are a great way to express your gratitude and appreciation. It’s important, however, to keep it short and sweet. If you’ve never written one before, here are some tips on what you should include. 

– Include a sincere Thank You for their time and consideration.

– Don’t use your note as an opportunity for self promotion! Keep it focused on how much the experience mattered to you and how thankful you are that they were part of it. If possible, mention anything specific about them or the event. That will jog their memory when they look back at it later.

For example, Thank You so much for helping us out with our first lemonade stand! or Thank you so much for being in my wedding!

– Close with another heartfelt thanks and a reminder. So that if there is anything else they need or want to know about why you’re grateful, just reach out to them.

Be Specific About What You’re Thanking Them For

Thank you messages are one of those things that most people don’t put much effort into. So it’s a great way for you to distinguish yourself. Be specific about what you’re thanking them for in your Thank You Note. And provide an actionable next step if they’re still not sure what they should do. Make it personal by including anecdotes from their work or something you learned from them. Talk about how your experience with them changed the way you see life or made you a better person overall. 

For this blog post, we wanted to share some best practices for crafting the perfect Thank You Note

Perfect thank you note

Personalize Thank You Note With a Story or Inside Joke

Personalize your ThankYou Note with a story or inside joke that relates back to the gift. This will take some time and creativity. But it will create a more memorable experience for both you and your recipient. Try using your creativity or thinking back on past experiences with this person. For example, if they gave you a bouquet of flowers, maybe you could say Thank you for these beautiful flowers! I loved them so much that I had to put them in a vase.

Mention How You’ll Use What They Gave You

The Thank You Note is not only a way of thanking someone for their gift. But it’s also an opportunity to express your gratitude in your own words. A truly heartfelt Thank You Note should not just be a few words on a card that you sign with your name. It should be personalized and sincere. You can do this by mentioning what they gave you and how you’ll use it. And by citing something they’ve done that has made an impact in your life.

tips to craft a perfect thank you note

Send Thank You Note As Soon As Possible

Thank You Notes are a traditional way to express appreciation for someone’s help. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be fresh and new. Try sending Thank You messages as soon as possible after your interaction with the other person. It lets them know you were thinking of them, which is always appreciated. Plus, it gives you a chance to say anything that might not have come up in conversation before. 

Handwrite It

Handwrite your Thank You Note. Studies have shown that people who handwrite notes are perceived as more sincere and thoughtful than those who type them. Plus, it will take you less time. Make sure you spell check and proofread your note before sending it off!

There are many benefits of handwritten Thank You Notes. One of them is that it creates a personal connection with your gratitude message, making it more meaningful for the recipient. It also lets you craft a personalized message for each person in your life and really shows how much you appreciate them. This note also helps create an impression of someone who is thoughtful, gracious, and grateful. You can use this Thank You Note as an opportunity to tell someone how they made a difference in your life or what they mean to you.