Sample Thank You Letter for Personal Situations

A sample thank you letter is a good place to start if you need ideas to write a note of your own.

The following samples are personal notes intended for a friend or neighbor.

While it is always appropriate to send a thank you for a gift, sending a friend a handwritten note just thanking them for being your friend shows how special they are to you.

Or tell your neighbor in a card how much you appreciate them watching over your house while you’re away on vacation.

Once you begin thinking of all the ways the people around you enhance your life, you’ll want to send thank you notes again and again!

Feel free to modify any sample thank you letter below to give it your own special touch. Such a small act of gratitude is sure to bring sunshine into the lives of others.

Thank You Notes

Dear Louise:

I just want you to know much I enjoy your friendship. We have so much fun together, no matter what we do—running, shopping, whining to each other over the phone! You always make me laugh. I don’t know what I would do without you. (Remember that summer we went to France?)

Here’s to many more years of memory-making!



Dear Tom and Pat:

We appreciate you taking in our mail last week while we went up north. It is always a comfort to know we don’t have to worry about anything when we’re gone. You know you can trust us to do the same in return! We hope you like cherries, because we brought some back from Traverse City for you!

Thanks again!


Dear Sam:

I had a great time at the concert last night. Thanks for asking me to join you and your friends; everyone was really great.

Getting out of the house was just what I needed. You always seem to know just when to give me a call.

Thank you for being my friend,

Interested in more thank you notes for personal use? If so, check out our sample thank you notes page.

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