• Jackie Brubaker

Reluctant Housewife: How-to Write a Thank You Card

Updated: Mar 21, 2019

Welcome to the Reluctant Housewife School and Etiquette where today we'll be learning how to write and construct the perfect thank you card or letter!

I'm so excited to share this easy how-to with you! Manners and etiquette are a big deal. We care how we're treated. So, it's important to treat other with kindness when they extend kindness to you, right?

The art of writing an ACTUAL card or letter on a REAL piece of PAPER of all things might seem like a lost art form, but saying thank you on a card and sending it through the snail mail never goes out of style!

Watch the Reluctant Housewife episode here to learn how-to and catch the bullet points below of how to write a perfect thank you card or letter!


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How-to Write the Perfect Thank you Card/Letter

1. Greeting

Make sure to spell the name of the person or people you're addressing correctly. You can always refer to an older couple or newlyweds by Mr. and Mrs. Last Name. Typically, it should look something like this:


Aunt Kate and Uncle Bob

2. Express Your Thanks

Being with saying thank you! Here are some phrases you can also start your card with:

It made my day when...

Thank you for the lovely...

I'm so grateful you were able to make it...

4. Add Specific Details

Take a picture with the item they got you on if it's clothing or next to you if it's an object. Tell them how you plan to use the item and when.

I can't wait to try out my new jacket in this cold weather!

I was able to put more on a down payment with the money you sent.

I have the picture of us framed and hanging already.

5. Looking Ahead

Mention the next time you will see them.

I look forward to seeing you and Lucy's wedding!

6. Restate Your Thanks

Add more thanks for what they did in a different way.

Again, thank you so much for you generosity.

I'm so excited about driving my new car to school!

I feel so grateful that you were able to make our wedding. We can't wait to see you again soon!

7. End With Regards

I love using Sincerely, but for closer people these work wonderfully:

With Love,

Many thanks,

Put it in an envelope and send it off! The person or people on the receiving end will be so happy to find this little gem in their mailbox and you'll feel so good for sending it! And see? It'll only took a few minutes to write it and a short drop in the mailbox to send it. Good manners goes a long way!

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