1. Specifically, mention what you are thankful for.
  2. Highlight positive things about what you are thanking them for.
  3. Arrange for a future meeting.


[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 very much for the gift you sent me for my birthday.

It means a lot to me that you remembered my birthday even though you are miles and miles away. It was thoughtful of you; I am so grateful. I've always wanted a camera, and you made it come true. As a matter of fact, I have enclosed a picture which I took with the camera. I hope you like it.

See you soon during the summer holidays. I love you and take care.


[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

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