GUIDELINES

  1. Write your appreciation letter brief and genuine. This letter is not the right time to talk about a regrettable event.
  2. Tell the reader that you are thankful for the sympathy that he or she showed.
  3. If necessary, discuss how his expression was helpful for you.
  4. End with a statement of your gratitude or expectation for a future relationship.

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],

We were deeply touched to receive the flowers and the note that came with them. We both appreciate the thought and feel blessed to have friends like you. We will have to get back into a routine soon, and we look forward to you visiting us soon.

Sincerely,

[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

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