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],

I was surprised to receive your beautiful gift of $50. I did not expect it, and it will come in very useful as I want to buy some new trainers. You know that you are my favorite uncle, and your gift is great. Thanks again for the money.

Sincerely,

[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

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