- Express your gratitude right away.
- Communicate why exactly you are thankful. This is the part where you may want to go in depth as to why you are thanking the individual.
- End the letter in a positive way.
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[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-
Dear [Recipients Name],
I want to express my thanks to you for the gift which you sent me the other day. It was just exactly what I needed!
Rest assured that I will take good care of the set of brushes which you have sent me. I will be using them regularly to do my paintings, which I will gladly send you some pictures of if you would like to see them.
I hope you are doing well, and again, thank you for the beautiful present!
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cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -
Thank you or appreciation letter. Sample letter.
Further things to consider when writing appreciation letters to friends
Appreciation letters are a professional means of communication to express thanks and gratitude towards people for their good deeds. The main purpose of appreciation letters is to sincerely recognize what people have done for you and their positive impact on your work life. Appreciation letters encourage the recipient to work harder and give better results than before. There are endless instances when you can express your appreciation to other people through a letter. Maybe your mentor has provided you with advice on how to go about a project; your manager has made you new connections or a supervisor has recommended you for a promotion; perhaps a colleague has helped you handle a difficult task. An appreciation letter will be a great way to say thank you.
When writing appreciation letters, make sure to express your gratitude in the beginning for the recipient to understand the intention of your letter. Pinpoint specific actions as well as their direct results. Be sure to include what you are sincerely grateful for and why. Keep your letter professional, polite, and to the point. Try to send the letters as soon as possible, when the events are still fresh in both parties' minds.
Letters to Friends
Letters to friends are letters you write to people with whom you have a bond of mutual affection. These letters are like conversations and can be just about anything. They could be thank-you letters to thank your friends, congratulation letters to congratulate them, apology letters to say sorry, condolence letters to comfort the bereaved, etc. You could also write to your friends to share general information such as school and family news, what has been happening in your town, or just tell funny stories. Letters are special and show the other person that you are thinking about him/her. The recipient can keep the letters for years and read them over and over again.
Letters to friends are personal and are usually addressed to specific individuals. Since the recipient is a person with whom you have a close relationship, the salutation is more personal and less formal. Greet the recipient warmly and proceed to stating the reason for your letter. Share some information about yourself. Maintain a polite and friendly tone. End your letter on a note of anticipation to seeing the recipient soon or reading from him/her. You can also add a postscript for something you forgot to say.