An Example Thank You Note for Someone Close to You

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How do you express your appreciation to a loyal friend?

Take a look at our example thank you note for some ideas about how to word your thank you note or card. You don’t have to write a soliloquy, just a few genuine thoughts about how this person enriches your life.

Is he always ready to lend a hand? Does she know just when you most need a hug—or a cup of tea? Let your friend know that you are grateful for his or her support. Think of how special this will make them feel.

Good manners dictate that we send a thank you for a gift, but wouldn’t it be nice to send a note just to show you care?

We hope our example thank you note provides inspiration to surprise your friend with unexpected, yet deserved, recognition.

Thank You Note Samples

Dear Sue,

I know I don’t say it enough…I am so thankful for your friendship! Whether you are always there to pick up the phone when I call or quick to give me a hug when I need it, it is comforting to know I have your support.

I hope I can be as good a friend to you as you are to me.

Thanks for being here!




Man, thanks for helping me with my brakes this weekend. I don’t know anyone else who would give up his day off to sweat (and swear) over some beat up old car!

I own you one. Nope—I own you more than one—you always come through for me. Thanks.

You rock!


Dear Luesta,

We’ve known each other, what, maybe 30 years? I can’t imagine life without you. Remember that day you brought me soup when I was sick? Well, you did—it was not long after we met.

Thank you for that, and for giving me the confidence that no matter what, you’d be there. Before I get going too sentimental, just know that I appreciate everything you’ve done for me…

Love always,

For more thank you note samples, please visit our personal thank you notes page. Or leave example thank you note and go to thank you note examples and tips home.
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