What to Write in Thank You Сards: 4 Examples to Spark Inspiration

What to Write in Thank You Сards: 4 Examples to Spark Inspiration

So, you’re trying to figure out what to write in your ‘Thank You’ cards... You’ve pondered, paced, and procrastinated. You’ve researched away, sat still, and thought in silence. But here’s where all that nonsense comes to an end... because you’re in good hands. 

You see, we're experts at helping people find great cards and what to write in them. In this article, you’re going to learn everything you need to know when it comes to standing out and showing your appreciation in an original way.

But before we begin... Let's take a quick detour and talk about why every ‘Thank You’ card is so important... 

The Importance of Thank You Cards

Aren’t they just cards? Nope. They’re more than that. 

You see, the ‘Thank you’ card holds many benefits. You could say that it works in mysterious ways, but it’s really quite simple, when you think about it. It comes down to...

Expressing gratitude

If you’re truly grateful, then this should come pouring out when the pen hits the paper. 

Expressing your gratitude is something that is so scarce, nowadays, that people are losing touch with how important it really is. The psychological impact that gratitude has on the brain is scientifically tested and proven. Heck, doctors recommend it, and there are hoards of books out there.  So, when it comes to expressing your thankfulness, don’t hold back. The reader will love it, too. 

And, if you have a spare minute, you can check out our range of gratitude cards.

They want to know how grateful you are

How to write a ‘Thank You’ card is never going to be a science. It’ll always remain an art form. And so, there will never be one true way to show their reader that you are grateful. So, when you express your gratitude in the best possible way (we’ll show you, soon), the recipient will truly appreciate it. They’ll smile from ear to ear, upon reading your personalised note.

It’s a sense of reward, on their part. They’ll be glad that they decided to send you that gift, offer you help, or show up when you needed them. It’ll tell them that they made the right decision, and you’re somebody who’s genuine and sincere. It’ll mend relationships, strengthen existing ones, and spark new conversations. 

So, when you’re stuck on asking yourself, so, what do you write in a ‘Thank You’ card”, just think about ways to personalise it. 

The recipient will see that you’re truly grateful when you write about the specifics. 

And with that covered, let’s begin with a few examples... 

‘Thank you’ Cards: A General Approach

So, we’ve established why ‘Thank You’ cards are important and knowing what to write on a ‘Thank You’ card can make the process a whole lot smoother. Believe it or not, there are some strategies you can follow to help guide you in the right directions. 

Let’s begin with some simple rules... 

Step 1: Grab a pencil

Try to avoid a pen, as you can’t rub out any errors. 

“But why write?”, I hear you ask... Well, it’s great hand exercise... 

Okay, just joking. But while it does give your hand a solid workout, it also shows your reader that you mean business. These days, it’s so common to see an automated card, sent out to hundreds of people all at once. There’s no originality. No personalisation. Some readers may think that it was just a chore. 

So, grab a pencil, and start writing!

Step 2: How to start a ‘Thank You’ card

A general approach to opening a ‘Thank You’ card is as simple as, “Hey”, followed by their name. And that will be my advice for anyone that you’re not super close with. Scrapping that, you’re welcome to add some spice to the tonality. 

Remember, always keep it personalised, so the reader will love it even more. And this also is where the creativity begins, since you can dig deep, and come up with ways to write notes that’ll spark a smile, laugh, and future conversation. 

To give you a head start, you can think of things, like:

  • Do they have a nickname? 
  • What about opening with a mutual joke between you guys?
  • Or something that’ll make them say, “I knew he’d/she’d say that!”?

Those are just a few general tips you can keep in mind when you ask yourself, “What should I say in a ‘Thank You’ card?”

Step 3: The body and closing

Now, this is where most of the action takes place. It’ll also depend on how you opened it. 

If you greet them with the traditional, “Hey, [Name]”, then the doors are open for (pretty much) anything in the body – but keep it related to the particular service they provided, a gift they gave you, or anything in particular. However, if you opened with a more personalised greeting, then this could carry on into the body. 

Here are some body examples to get your creative juices flowing:

  • I just wanted to thank you for the amazing work you did on/for [project, event, celebration, etc.]...
  • Thank you so much for the [gift]! How did you know I wanted this?!
  • Jokes aside, you’re amazing for [providing service/gift/help]. Thank you so much!
  • I genuinely believe I would be lost without you! Thanks!
  • To close, you can keep it brief. Or you could come up with a clever exit that’ll keep that personal touch. Here are some examples:

    • Your friend, [your name]
    • I can’t wait to try it! Thanks again, [your name]
    • Keep safe, love/from [your name]
    • Remember, I’m always here. Thanks again (:

    So, give those ideas a crack. Brainstorm different ways to thank your recipients, and see their faces light up.

    And with the generalities mentioned, it’s time to get into detail...

    Did somebody say, “BABY SHOWER?!”

    A ‘Thank You’ card for a baby shower will most-likely take a sweeter tone. But remember; it always depends on who you’re writing to.

    So, to give you a hand, I’m going to share a little info on the different ways you can approach this, with examples. (And try to write them out by hand, if you can!)

    So, without keeping you any longer, let’s begin... 

    1. The greeting

    For the opening, you can follow the general rule from above, greeting them with the standard, “Hey, [Name]”.  Or, you can add a personal touch to it. Here are some examples:

    • “[Name]! Glad you could make it!”
    • “Hey [Name] and [Name 2]” – for couples
    • “[Name], I don’t know where to start...”

    2. The body

    As we have already mentioned, this is the meat of the message. This is where you think about what the person has gifted you. You can also personalise it in another way; compliment something that has recently happened in their life. 

    Yes, it’s slightly off topic, but you’ll see what I mean in the highlighted example below... 

    • Thank you so much for the [gift]! My baby will love it!”
    • “Thanks for the [gift]! It’ll go so well with the [compliment]”
    • “Thanks again! We love it! Also, congrats on [personal achievement]”

    3. The closing

    Alright, it’s time to head out. This is the easiest part. The bulk of the personalisation is done within the greeting and body, so you should be comfortable leaving this with a few standard words. 

    Of course, if you can generate some compelling creativity, go with that! Here are some examples:

    • “From [your name]”
    • “Love [your name]”
    • “Can’t wait to see you again! From [your name]”

    4. A full example

    “[Name]! I’m glad you could make it!

    Thank you so much for the gift, my baby will love it!

    Love, [your name]”

    You’ll find a collection of our baby shower cards in our catalogue, so don’t wait to check it out!

    Next up... 

    Have you had a birthday recently? 

    If so, then I hope you had an amazing time! But now that it’s over... You’re left with the task of figuring out what to put in your ‘thank you’ cards. So, without further ado, grab a pencil, get ready to scribble, and let’s begin with... 

    1. The opening

    As you already know, the generic approach to opening a ‘Thank You’ card always applies. So, feel free to use that here. 

    However, at Boomf, we recommend doing a little more than that. Personally, I always recommend adding humour, but again, that depends on who you’re writing to. 

    Here are a few examples to fuel your creative fire...

    • “Hey, [Name]!”
    • “[Name], I’m so glad you showed up!”
    • “Wow, [name]. I’m glad you showed up!”
    • “Okay, I was not expecting you to show up in that...”

    2. The body 

    Moving onto the nitty-gritty part. This is where you should get really excited to write.  But again, it’s entirely up to you if you’d like to go above and beyond, or keep it simple. If you do venture down the creative path, then keep in mind what the reader gifted you on your birthday. It’ll help with the personalisation. 

    Or you can always mention something personal to them, highlighted below. 

    • “Thanks for the [gift]! It’ll help with/go with [X]”
    • “I’ve always wanted one of these!”
    • “Thanks for showing up! And congrats on [X]!”

    3. The closing

    We’re back to the easiest part of a ‘Thank You’ card... the exit. 

    As you’ve read before, this can be a swift escape, or you’re free to continue riding the creativity train. You can keep your message as long as you like, there’s no right or wrong way to write the closing. 

    So, here are some examples to get you going:

    • “See-ya soon! [Your name]”
    • “Thanks again!”
    • “Can’t wait to see you at [event]!”
    • “... and what kind of outfit was that?! Jokes. Thanks again 😊

    4. A finished example:

    “[Name], I’m so glad you showed up!

    Thanks for the gift, it’ll go well with [X] 😊

    ... and I can’t wait to see you at [event]!

    From/love, [your name].” 

    What would we do without our teachers?

    What would we do without them? This is why it’s super important to share your gratitude for their hard work

    A lot of the time, teachers - and their desire to share knowledge and inspire the youth - goes underappreciated. So, here’s your chance to change that, and see their faces light up with a ‘Thank You’ card that’s original and personal. And we bet you can’t guess where we’re going to start... 

    That’s right, the... 

    1. Greeting

    By now, you should be pretty well-versed when it comes to writing the opening in a ‘Thank You’ card. 

    But, because these are your teachers (or your child’s teachers), then you’re more-than-likely going to have to tone it down with the jokes. Although, this all depends on the relationship you, or your child, has with the teacher. 

    To get the ball rolling, here are a few examples... 

    • “Hi [Name]”
    • “Hey [Name]”
    • “Dear [Name]”
    • “[Name], you’re the best!”

    2. Body

    This is the part where your main reason for writing the card comes to play. What is the reason you’re thanking the teacher? Is it for their continued hard work, or something specific they offered/gave you or your child?

    Whatever it may be, try to hone on the specifics. It’ll show them that you really do appreciate their commitments to being a great teacher. Check out these examples:

    • “Thanks again for [personal help/gift/lesson/etc], you really are great at what you do!”
    • “Thanks for the support! It has really helped with [subject]!”
    • “Finally! I now know how to [do the subject]! Thanks!”

    3. Closing

    You’ve said your thanks, and now it’s time to close. Our advice would be to keep it short and sweet, when writing to your/your child’s teacher. Below, are some examples for you to use:

    • “Thanks again!”
    • “See you next term!”
    • “It was great having you as a teacher!”
    • “Your greatest student, [your name]”

    4. A completed example

    “Hi [Name],

    Thanks for the support! It was really helpful with [subject]!

    See you next term!

    [Your name]”


    So, there you have it. You’re now equipped with the know-how when it comes to how to sign a ‘Thank You’ card. Grab yourself some pencils and rubbers. Collate all your cards (from Boomf, of course 😉). And burn paper with pencil. You’re on your way to creating cards that resonate with the reader. 

    But before you go, let’s just re-cap on the notes made in this article.... 

    • Try to write out your cards, instead of typing them. It’s good for you, and your reader will love it. 
    • Try to be as personal as possible. This’ll make you stand out, and your readers will truly appreciate it. 
    • Depending on who you’re writing to, try to add some humour!
    • If you’re writing to your/your child’s teacher, then it might be best to keep it a little more generic or formal. 

    And there you have it... 

    That’ll be sure to give you a kickstart on what to write in a ‘Thank You’ card. And if you’re feeling adventurous, and you’re wondering where to buy your next ‘Thank You’ cards, then remember to check out our collections of thank you cards.