GUIDELINES

  1. Write and deliver this message as soon as you received the gift. If the letter is written late, shortly tell the reader your apologies. However, do not make it long. Acknowledging the gift importance to you is one powerful way to strengthen your relationship with him or her. You may tell him or her that you appreciate him or her and the gift that he or she gave.
  2. Talk about the gift and mention the good it has contributed.
  3. Give positive statements about the features of the gift, for example, its benefits, its appearance, its usefulness or other appropriate characteristics. 3. Reaffirm your gratitude or restate the compliment."
  4. Express your gratitude or tell him or her again your commendation.

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],

Many thanks for giving us your tickets to last night's ice hockey game. My son and I have never received such a generous and unexpected gift. My son has wanted to go for a long time, and so to sit right behind the home team was something he will never forget.

We cannot express just how much we appreciate your gift, and I will never be able to repay you for that generosity.

Sincerely,

[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

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