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],

Thank you for your totally unexpected present for our baby. It is such a cute blanket that I had to use it straight away, and now Tom is being kept warm at night with it. I have never seen such an exquisite blanket and the colors make it appear vibrant.

It is with heartfelt thanks that I write this note to thank you for your gift.

Sincerely,

[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

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