50+ Thoughtful Messages For A Meaningful Thank You Note

Not sure what to write in a thank you card? Here's how to show your gratitude with a handwritten note.

If we learned anything from our mothers, it's that sending a thank you card is non-negotiable. It's the polite way to recognize a friend, colleague, or family member's thoughtfulness and to show you appreciate their support and warm wishes.

Thank You card
MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images / Contributor

With all of that to consider, it's no wonder that you might hit a bit of writer's block when you put pen to paper. Don't fret. Sending a thank you card is simple. If you're stumped on what to say, we're here to help. No matter the occasion, from birthday thank you notes to wedding thank you card wording, here is what to say to express your appreciation.

Keep in mind that it's also important to try and send your card in a timely manner, so be sure to prioritize your notes.

What To Write In A Birthday Thank You Card

Birthday Thank You Card Wording
Southern Living

Any time someone celebrates you on your special day, it is important to send them a thoughtful message that shows their presence or gift was well-received. Let them know they made your day special with these kind messages.

  • Thank you for thinking of me on my special day.
  • I can't wait to use my new gift!
  • I couldn't have picked out a better gift for myself if I tried.
  • You knew exactly what I wanted.
  • You know me so well, what a precious gift!
  • Your thoughtfulness is a gift.
  • You made my day!
  • This gift is so thoughtful (and then share your plans for how you will use/celebrate this gift)
  • I am touched you remembered me

What To Write In A Graduation Thank You Card

Thank You Note for Graduation
Southern Living

Graduating is a huge accomplishment, and when someone has supported you in any way during your academic career, it is always good to tell them just how encouraging their support has been. Here are a few ideas on how to express that appreciation.

  • Thank you for supporting me in my next adventure.
  • I'm thankful to have you in my corner as I take this next step.
  • I don't know where I would be without your support.
  • You lift me up!
  • Thank you for believing in me.
  • I wouldn't be where I am without your help along the way.
  • Thank you for being part of this big moment.

What To Write In A Wedding Thank You Card

Wedding Thank You Note Wording
Southern Living

It is important to send thank you notes to the people who helped celebrate you on your wedding day. Be sure to convey their presence was a present with these appreciative messages.

  • Thank you for celebrating this milestone with us.
  • We're so happy to have you in our lives to celebrate our Big Day.
  • Thank you for being part of our joyous day.
  • We're touched beyond words by your generous gift.
  • Thank you for being here on our journey.
  • Having you there as we take this big step meant the world to us.
  • Thank you for coming to our Big Day!
  • How did you know we needed {insert gift}? We thank you for your generosity.

What To Write In A Baby Shower Thank You Card

Baby Shower Thank You Note Wording
Southern Living

There are few things in life that are as exciting as having a baby! Show your family and friends who came to your baby shower that their love and encouragement are well-received with a word of appreciation. Below is a little inspiration for your card.

  • Thank you for helping us welcome our little one into the world.
  • We're so thankful our child will know such love.
  • Thank you for supporting us as we take on our exciting new roles.
  • This is just what we needed for the baby!
  • Thank you for showing us and our baby so much love.
  • Your friendship and support make us certain we can do this.
  • We can't wait for our baby to meet you!
  • We will make sure the baby knows you were behind this special gift.

What To Write In An Interview Thank You Card

Interview Thank You Note Wording
Southern Living

Make sure your interviewers know you appreciate them making time for you with these considerate words. Sending a follow-up says a lot about one's character. (Psst—your thoughtfulness might even help you get the job!)

  • Thank you for considering me for this position
  • I appreciate you setting time aside to speak with me.
  • It was great to hear more about the company.
  • Thank you for our wonderful conversation.
  • It was a pleasure to learn more about this company.
  • Thank you for giving me the opportunity to show you how I can fit into your team.
  • I appreciated your thought-provoking questions.
  • Thank you for your time. It sounds like you have built a great team, and it's one that I'd be excited to join.

What To Write In A Thank You Card For A Teacher

Teacher Thank You Note Wording
Southern Living

Great teachers inspire us to make the world a better place, and mold us into the people we become—and for that, they are admired and cherised, and should be thanked. Make it clear that you appreciate their hard work and dedication to their students' lives through a meaningful message.

  • Thank you for helping our child continue to learn and grow.
  • We couldn't thank you enough for looking out for our child.
  • You've had such a positive impact on our child.
  • Thank you for pushing me to be my best self.
  • Thank you for encouraging me to keep striving for the best.
  • I appreciate all your support and motivation.
  • Your wisdom and outlook inspire us each day!
  • Your mentorship is invaluable.

What To Write In A Thank You Card For A Host

Hostess Thank You Note Wording
Southern Living

It is hard work to be a host—constantly making sure the bathroom is stocked with towels, the guest room is prepared, the food is ready on time, and so much more. Make sure to thank any host for welcoming you with open arms. Look through the list below for a few ideas on what to say!

  • Thank you for hosting!
  • Thank you for welcoming us into your home.
  • You put together a wonderful celebration.
  • I'm so happy we could get together.
  • Your home is beautiful!
  • Thank you for organizing everything.
  • I appreciate all the time and effort you put in to make this event possible.
  • As always, you have made everyone feel so welcome. What a wonderful get-together.
  • It is always wonderful to spend time with you – thank you for inviting us into your home.
Was this page helpful?
Related Articles