1. Specifically, state how they helped and express thanks.
  2. Show how you appreciate their efforts.
  3. Express thanks again.


[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],

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your help when I lost my sister.

You flew all the way from Germany to come be with me and my family during our difficult time. I really appreciate you helping us with the funeral arrangements, your kind words of support and giving us your shoulder to lean on. We made it through it all largely thanks to your support.

I am indeed privileged to have such a kind and loving friend like you. Thank you very much.


[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

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cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -