GUIDELINES

  1. Thank the reader for sending you the gift.
  2. Let him know what the gift means to you and how you appreciate his gesture.
  3. End on a positive note and thank him again.

SAMPLE LETTER

[Senders Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Letter Date]

[Recipients Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-


Dear [Recipients Name],

Thank you for the gift sent to my house this morning.

It was quite a surprise to see it. It means a lot to receive this from you and kind of you to do so.

You have made my day. Thank you again for this beautiful gesture.

Sincerely,

[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -

Thank you letter for a gift.

Further things to consider when writing gift letters to acquaintances

Gift Letters

Gift letters are letters you write to appreciate or say thank you when someone gives you a gift. Whether it is a birthday, Christmas, or business gift, the best way to show appreciation is by crafting a gift letter. There are many scenarios for when you might want to thank someone for a gift, especially if the gift was unexpected. May be it is a gift in the form of goods or services. Perhaps it is in the form of money. It is always a great gesture to show gratitude for a gift you have received. Gift letters should be sent as soon as possible after the gift has been received.

Perfect Gift letters should be brief and straight to the point. Start the letter by thanking the recipient for the gift and then add a warm thought like "You are the best." Mention the gift, how important it is to you, and explain what you are going to do with it or how you have benefited from it. Clearly let the recipient know how much you appreciate his/her gesture. End on a happy note and mention the next time you hope to talk to the recipient.

Letters to Acquaintances

Letters to acquaintances are letters you write to people that you know slightly, but who are not close friends. An acquaintance could be a colleague at work but whom you do not interact with on a regular basis, a person you went to school with but know little about him/her, or your Facebook contacts whom you interact with on a minor level. You could write a letter to this person to ask for a favor, invite him/her to a social event, or just pass some information. Although most people would opt for a social media message or text, a well-drafted letter will make the recipient see the seriousness of the matter and feel obliged to return the favor.

The best letters to acquaintances are warm, sweet, and friendly. Begin the letter with a proper salutation, based on your relationship with the recipient. State the purpose of the letter and be clear about what you want from the recipient. If you are asking him/her to do something for you, for instance, mention why you think he/she is the best person to get it done. Make the letter short and only provide the necessary details. Conclude on a positive note.

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