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Birthday Thank You Notes

Ratnashri Dutta Jul 24, 2020
Sending birthday thank you notes to someone means a lot to that person, and it also reflects a lot about the personality of the sender of the note. Learn to write a thank you note for all your birthday gifts.
The person who has selected your birthday gift, had to go through a lot of hard work; they had to find out what you need the most for your birthday, what you will really like, where will they get that thing, how to send it to you if they are staying somewhere far off, and so on. In return, all they expect is a little bit of gratitude.
This you can express by writing to that person, a small birthday thank you note. This small gesture on your part would mean a lot to the sender. It's your responsibility as an adult to teach your kids to write birthday thank you notes for all the gifts that they receive. This only makes them 'well mannered children' in the eyes of other people.

Learn to Write a Thank You Note

Cheerful Greetings

People, as Dale Carnegie has pointed out, love to read or see their names in print. It's our best moment when we receive a letter with our own name on it, no matter whether the letter just consists of some unnecessary notices. Thus, writing the greeting, mainly a cheerful greeting is important.
You can start with Hey Paul, if the sender is a friend or maybe My Dearest Granny, if the sender is your kid's grandmother. It means a lot to the sender to receive a note addressed like this.

Expression of Gratitude

In the next paragraph show how grateful you are to the sender for sending the gift to your kid or you. This is the most difficult part, as you have to really mean it. If you are just writing because you have to, then it will show through the words that you ink on the paper.
Always remember to use the present perfect tense, which shows that whatever you are writing is occurring just then. It should sound as if you have just opened the gift, and you are expressing your feelings in the letter.

Mention of What Use the Gift Will be to You

Write to the sender, how you will use the gift. If your gift is a coffee mug, tell them that how you will drink coffee every morning in that cup, or how you were not able to drink coffee all these days as your cup broke, but now with the new one, you will be able to have it. But, please do not lie.
If you do not like the gift, try to find out at least one thing which you like about it, and write about that. But, do not go overboard. If the gift is money, then write how you plan to use it, but not in details.

The Past and the Future

Mention the past like 'it was so great to see the sender at the party' and also mention future such as, 'hope to meet you again in (a future party)'. Show the person that they are a part of your life.

A Graceful Goodbye

While ending the notes, do not forget to say thank you again for the gift. It won't hurt you to do that again, will it? So, mention thank you again before you sign off.
Dear Ron,

I really don't know how to thank you for the coffee mug that you gave me for my birthday. My own coffee mug broke only a few days back. But now, thanks to you, I will be able to drink coffee again. It also looks like my previous cup which was my favorite. So, thank you once again for knowing my choice and for the gift.

Dear Granny,

Thank you so much for the beige colored jacket that you gave me for my birthday. I loved it and so did my friends. I wear it everyday when I walk down to school, and it really keeps me warm and cozy. I had always wanted a jacket of this color, but I could never find one. The jacket means a lot to me. Thank you again for the jacket.


Thank You Notes Wordings

One usually writes to thank the guests for coming to your party. They should be short and polite. Here are some samples. Just follow them to write a good note.
Dear Helen,

A small thank you note is not enough to tell you how grateful I am to you for coming for my birthday party. It really meant a lot to me. I would also like to thank you for the wonderful gift you gave me (box of my favorite chocolates). Hope to see you at Aunt Gwen's party this Sunday. Thank you again for the gift.

Dear Susan,

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the surprise birthday party you had arranged for me. It was more than what I had expected. It was so good to see my old friends again at the party. Also the ring that you gave me, is great. Thank you again for the party.

There is more joy in receiving a handwritten card. So, take out that pen and paper and start writing your notes to all those who had come to the party, and all those who had given you gifts. The love and respect that you will get in return, will surely make you feel great.