How to write the right thing
John’s tips on penning the perfect thank you
1 Use a small card. This stops you going off topic. There’s only room to focus on the good thing the person did for you and your gratitude for it.
2 Make it handwritten. This is what sets the note apart from an email. It helps to write a rough draft. Most writing gets better with revisions!
3 Mention the gift or effort they’ve made for you so the recipient knows you’re thanking them for the right thing. Add a sentence or two about how their actions have changed your life. The best thank-you notes let the recipient know a gesture was truly appreciated.
4 If there’s something else you’ve forgotten to thank them for in the past, add it next. Or detail the importance of their friendship.