Acknowledgement, appreciation and gratitude form the essence of thank you letters. A thank you letter conveys to every giver that their gesture has not gone unnoticed. Timing is important, so make sure you pen this letter as soon as possible.
It is best to send out handwritten thank you letters. In case this is not possible, use personalized stationery and include a handwritten line or two at the end.
While writing a thank you letter remember to keep it short and sincere. Acknowledge the gesture by mentioning about it specifically. It could have been a gift, a cheque for a charity or a birthday present. This will reassure the reader that you mean what you say and that it is not a general letter.
The letter can also mention how much the gesture has meant to you or how it has made a difference to you. Do not use flowery language and exaggerated praise while thanking. It can sound phony. Your sincerity should shine in your simplicity.
Subject: reference thank you letter for college admission
Dear Miss Megan,
I really appreciate your generosity for taking time from your busy schedule and writing a reference letter for my college admission. This reference letter is very important for my admission as it acts as a character certificate for me and gives an indication of my past record in your school. I have already given my application form in Cambridge University and am still waiting for the result.
Studying in your school has always been a pleasure and privilege for all the students. What I am today and will become in future is only due to the good morals and education I have received from this school. I will always try to keep the name of your school high and bright.
I would again like to thank you for your assistance and for providing me with a highly recommendable reference letter. I will write to you as soon as the results are out and hope to get the admission in Cambridge University. Please pray for me, as your blessings are truly valuable for me.
Subject: thank you letter for the bonus received for Christmas
Dear Mr. Harold,
I really appreciate your kind gesture for providing me with a bonus for this Christmas. I feel truly blessed to be a part of such a company who always take care of their employees. Even though we have been receiving bonus since a long time, this year makes it more special being given by you personally along with the extra bonus.
My wife and my children are truly happy for the bonus received by me and would like to thank you for the same. This bonus plays an essential part in our living since much required construction of our house use this money. My family is truly excited to celebrate this Christmas at our farm house with our whole family.
Your generosity and gratitude always motivates us to do our work truthfully and with much more vigor and I hope to do the same in future. We all would like to wish you and your family a very happy Christmas and hope you have much success in life.
Subject: Thanking you for the farewell party conducted by you
I am writing this letter to you to express my extreme gratitude and happiness for the superb farewell party that you and the other colleagues had organised for me. I am so overwhelmed with the fact that all you guys care for me so much and took out precious time to conduct the party. It was one of the most memorable parties of my life and it shall always remain close to my heart.
They say that colleagues are competitors but you have proved that this statement does not hold true in all cases. I have had an awesome time working in Paulo Corp and have learnt a lot from you and my other seniors with whom i share great camaraderie. This job has helped me to aim for bigger goals in life and i have gained a lot of confidence as well.
I will always remember the various personal and professional experiences i have had with you and thank you again for the lovely farewell and the great gift.
Subject: Thanking you for the nursing interview conducted on 29th March 2012
I, Hannah Montana am writing this letter to you to convey my gratefulness towards you for conducting the nursing interview. I appeared for the interview on 29th March 2012 and was really happy to have been interviewed by you and the other two interviewers. I wish to thank you for taking out time and interviewing me for the auxiliary nurse job position in your medical clinic.
I have always wanted to become a nurse in a reputed medical clinic and if i am selected, my dream shall come true. I am a hardworking individual who has cleared the nursing board examination of the state and have also worked as a nurse for 6 months. Through this job, i wish to move towards my ultimate goal of serving people.
I cannot express in words how thankful i am that esteemed doctors like you considered me worthy enough to be interviewed. It will be an absolute delight if i get selected but will take the result in my stride even if i don’t.
Hope you both are fine. Today I have become a graduate and it is all because of you both. I received the Dior bag which you have sent to me as a graduation gift yesterday night and I just loved it as it is my favorite brand. I carried that bag to my graduation ceremony and every one appreciated it. I really want to thank you for the fabulous gift. It would have been very nice if both of you were there when I was receiving my degree. I really missed you both.
I also want to thank you for funding my graduation program as without your support and confidence in me this day would have come. Now your daughter is all prepared to face the realities of this world as a distinction holder graduate from a reputed university. I will be soon applying for jobs. I am so excited to work.
I have promised my friends to give them a party. In my degree program I learned so many new things, made good friends and had a lot of fun but now I have to leave my hostel and I will really miss my room and college. Thanks again mom and dad for everything you have done for me and a special thanks for the Dior bag. Hope to see you soon.
Hope you both are fine. It was really nice of you to attend our wedding celebrations. Though we were not able to interact much due to the various ceremonies but we were really pleased that you both graced the occasion. I would like to thank you people for the Swarovski wine glasses that you gifted us. They are really very beautiful and we loved them. As you know that both of us are very fond of wine so it is a very useful gift for us. Moreover we will always remember you when we will use those glasses. It was so kind of you guys to think of such a useful gift for us.
We are going for our honeymoon to Switzerland and Paris on 28th June and will be back by 10th July. We both are really excited for the trip; hope it will be a nice experience. Once we are back we will plan a trip to Manchester to meet up you people and then we will have lots of fun. Thanks once again for the lovely gift. Hope to see you guys soon.
Before I leave from this organization next Monday, I would like to acknowledge you with my deep thanks for your kindnesses and support to me during the years I have worked with you.
I have been blessed with a generous, cooperative and an understanding boss which everyone does not have in their working career. I have not only enjoyed working with you but have also learned lot of thing regarding the business operations as well as lot of practical thing which are necessary in routine life. It is actually because of your training that I feel capable to undertake my new assignment at a better position and salary.
My best wishes are always with you. The time I have spent working under you was a great experience and forms the base oh my career. I will always remember you and miss you. I will be in touch with you and seek your advice and support when ever required. I again thank you for all the things you have done for me. My personal number and email will remain the same.
Subject: Acknowledgement of the Voluntary Services
Dear Ms. Joseph,
We really thank you for sparing your valuable time and energy for us. The service as a volunteer that you gave to our organization, North Park Action Team was a great help. Tour extravagant knowledge and proficiency helped all the people you participated in our Environmental Awareness Program. It is very important to conduct such programs to make people aware that how their actions deteriorate the surroundings.
We feel very happy to share with you the results of the feedback forms filled by the participants at the event. The copy of the feedback summary is attached along with the comments of the participants about the program. Your lecture was really very effective and encouraging and was liked by all. It seems the event has enriched their knowledge and was successful it its objective to create awareness about the environment.
We know that you are a professional and you would charge around 2000 Pounds for your appearance in event like ours. But we are happy that you provided us your service free of cost but we would account your fee as a donation which will help us in funding further programs. We once again thank you for your support and hope to seek your services like this in future also.
I received your wedding invitation yesterday and I am very happy that you want me to be a part of this grand ceremony. We are friends since childhood and we have seen each other growing up. It is hard to believe that you are getting married. I am very really happy that you found the woman of your dreams. The best part is that both the families know each other and mutually agreed for this relation. I have seen both of your pictures on the facebook and trust me you make a fabulous couple and complement each other very well.
I will be coming to the wedding for sure but I think my wife may not accompany me as she has to attend another wedding which is falling on the same dates. I hope you understand. I will reach there a day prior to the ceremony to help in the wedding preparations and see the arrangements. I am so excited for seeing you and attending your marriage function. If you have any work here in London please let me know and do not be hesitant. Hope to see you soon.