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.


[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 cannot express just how much we appreciated the beautiful flowers that you placed at our daughter's grave. We do not know how we could have possibly coped without the support and strength that you freely give.

Rachel was the kindest, and most sensitive daughter that any parent could hope to have, and we are thankful for the memories of our time together that we have. We greatly appreciate the love that you have always showed all of our family.


[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

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