Milestone Greetings For Extra Special Birthday’s

September: a birthday-filled month where the only thing harder than organising your social calendar is thinking of what to write in those greeting cards! We know all-too-well the knee-shaking feeling of trying not to stuff up the message inside that perfect card you found (our handwriting feature on the thortful app takes care of that FYI), so we thought we would put together some handy suggestions of what you can actually write inside those special milestone birthday cards.

1ST BIRTHDAY

Writing a card for a 1st birthday can put you under the spotlight, as it’s entirely possible all of the cards will be kept as a keepsake! For now though, it’s the parents you’re trying to impress (the one-year-old will be thrilled by just the envelope, let’s be honest!).

To the beautiful birthday baby: who knew that one tiny little ball of sweetness (YOU) could light up the lives of so many of us! We are all looking forward to another year of joy as we watch you grow.

I hope you have a ONE-derful birthday! Enjoy it like the special boy/girl that you are.

Happy 1st Birthday! I know that no matter what gift I got you, you’d still be more interested in the wrapping paper than the actual present so.. go crazy!

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10TH BIRTHDAY

Turning ten is a huge milestone for kids – hello double-digits! It’s the year they want to be seen as a ten-ager (that’s just short of a teenager in case you didn’t know!), and not a little kid anymore.

What a milestone, you’ve just finished your very first decade! May your 10th birthday be as special as you are.

We wish that the years to come will mean more success and happiness for you. Enjoy the last part of your childhood, Mr/Miss 10-year-old!

Don’t be in such a hurry to grow up because in dog years, you’re already a senior citizen today! Happy 1-0!

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18TH  BIRTHDAY

The big 18, where the world officially classifies you as an adult and everything (ok, most things) are finally legal.

Happy birthday to a wonderful 18-year-old. This is truly a fun time to celebrate life, so enjoy!

Happy Independence Day! Growing up might seem scary until you realise that none of us really know what we’re doing…

Happy first day of legal drinking! Remember, just because it’s legal now doesn’t mean it’s a good idea!

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21ST BIRTHDAY

The age when the real growing up happens. Job hunting, household bills, real responsibilities.. what a milestone.

No matter how old you get, remember this one piece of advice: Have fun! There’s no age in experiencing the joys of life, so make the most of it while you’re young. Happy 21st!

I hope that turning 21 is tons of fun. May you feel inspired and empowered to do great things this year. Happy 21st Birthday!

I remember my 21st… wait, no I don’t. You’ll soon find out why… Enjoy your special day!

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30TH BIRTHDAY

Exiting your 20’s can be an unnerving time for many, but age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter!

Wishing you a very warm welcome to your third decade. Happy 30th birthday!

On your 30th Birthday, look back and think about what a long way you have come. We are all so proud of the person you have turned out to be. Happy 30th!

May you be blessed with more style, charm, panache, confidence and personality on your 30th Birthday. After all, 30 is the new 20 these days! Happy 30th Birthday.

The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits. (Theodore Roosevelt).

You’re not really 30, you’re 18 with 12 years of experience and you’ve never looked better!

Congratulations, from now on you are officially old! But don’t worry – you’re only one third of the way to your 90’s so that’s a bonus! 

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50TH BIRTHDAY

A great milestone to celebrate a great achievement of turning a half-century old.. or young! 

May every unfulfilled dream of yours during the past half century come true. A very happy birthday to you!

I feel blessed to have known you for some of your 50 years. Congratulations on today’s milestone!

Here’s a toast to 50 beautiful years of your life, in which you have spread so much joy and happiness to others. May you live to be a hundred. Happy 50th Birthday!

Unfortunately ageing is the only scientifically known way to live longer. Here’s to 50 more years!

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We hope we’ve sparked some heartfelt ideas to get you started on your card-writing quest, but if you’re still stuck then just stay original, stay warm, and stay witty. Remember, birthdays come around once a year but milestone’s come around just a few times in a lifetime!

thortful Greetings For Wedding Season

We know that thinking of something special and heartfelt to write in a wedding card is often a difficult task, especially when you want it to reflect your particular relationship with the person who will be receiving it. As wedding season is in full flow, we’ve sourced some really great one-line-wishes to get you started: so you can write the perfect thoughtful message in your perfect thortful card!

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FUNNY WISHES

  • “Thanks for the free booze! Best wishes on a long, happy marriage!”
  • “I predict cute babies.”
  • “You two make this ‘love and marriage’ thing almost seem worth trying. Just kidding—you look so happy, and I’m so happy for you!”
  • “Love is all you need… stick with that crap and you’ll do great!”
  • “You may be married, but you don‘t have to grow up! Congratulations on your wedding!”
  • “No amount of wishes or luck will protect you from the life of slavery you are about to start as a doting husband. Congratulations!”

WISHES FOR FRIENDS 

  • “Of all the big life events we’ve celebrated over the years, today tops the list. Congrats!”
  • “May you bring each other as much happiness as your friendship has brought to my life — and more!”
  • “Congratulations to the two of you: I’ve never been so excited to inherit a new best friend!”
  • “You’ll always remember this day. Hope it’s even more beautiful and perfect than you’ve been dreaming”
  • “I hope through the years you become even better friends and share every possible kind of happiness life can bring.”
  • “It means so much to witness the joy of your wedding day. Congratulations to you both on finding the perfect person to share all your days with.”

WISHES FOR FAMILY

  • “Lots of love and happiness to you both on this exciting and joyful day for our family.”
  • “I’m so thankful to have a sister/brother/son/daughter like you, and so happy to add be gaining an awesome new brother/sister/son/daughter to make more happy memories with!”
  • “Lots of love to the best sister/brother in the whole world and your new partner for life. May you have a marriage full of love and happiness!”
  • “What a wonderful day for our family, and especially you two. May the joy you feel today last a lifetime.”
  • “Today, we add one more member to our family, and we couldn’t be happier. Best wishes to you both.”
  • “I/we feel so many emotions on this day, but most of all, I’m/we’re happy you’ve found someone wonderful to share your life with. “

GENERAL WISHES

  • “We’re thrilled to be celebrating with you! Let’s get this wedding party started!”
  • “Here’s a little something to start your life together.” (Use this if you’re including a gift.)
  • “May your wedding day be filled with love, laughter and happiness (not to mention lots of fantastic pressies)!”
  • “Wishing you the best today and always.”
  • “Best wishes for a fun-filled future together.”

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And if you’re still searching for that card that sends the perfect message, take a look at our diverse selection of engagement and marriage cards on thortful.com. Now to enjoy that open bar…happy wedding season!

A Cup of Tea With…Hoppy Bunnies

If you caught some of our excellent Instagram takeover by Lucy Player from Hoppy Bunnies over the weekend, you’ll have been treated to a glimpse of those cute little critters she illustrates! We sat down for a cup of tea with Lucy and asked her for the lowdown on where the idea for bunnies came from, her creative inspo and the design process…

Lucy Player: the genius behind those cute little Hoppy Bunnies!

Lucy Player: the genius behind those cute little Hoppy Bunnies!

Your cards are based solely around cute bunnies – what was the inspiration behind this?

It all came about from a project I worked on at university… We’re talking 8 years ago now, which is a little scary! As part of my graphic design degree we had to do a typographic piece, creating our own fonts. Out out this came the Bunny Rabbit Alphabet, which started my whole little obsession for drawing bunnies! 

What comes first with your designs – the pun or illustration?

It can vary – sometimes a bunny pun will hop (sorry, I can’t help myself) into my head and that dictates the illustration. But now I’m focusing much more on the greeting card market, I tend to think more in terms of occasions, and how to tailor a bunny character to it… to be fair, replace ‘Happy’ with ‘Hoppy’ for most occasions and you’re on to a winner!

Where do you seek inspiration?

The internet is a wonderful thing, let’s face it. Having so much creative work at the click of a mouse – be that on Pinterest, blogs, Twitter, Instagram, or sites like thorful, Folksy and Not On The High Street, it’s so valuable to see what other designers and makers are up to, and what new trends are emerging. 

What do you do if you find yourself stuck in a creative rut?

Look on the sites mentioned above, generally! But sometimes you just need to get out the house with a notebook and a pencil, and scribble away without caring about the outcome. A good brainstorm or a chat with a friend can always help get ideas flowing. 

Lucy's bestselling Wedding design!

Lucy’s bestselling Wedding design!

What’s your best-selling card?

The Hoppy Couple wedding card tends to go down quite well, and I’ve recently worked up designs for same-sex marriages, too.

Can you give us a sneak description of what you’re working on next?

I’ve always got a little list of card design ideas on the go that I’m gradually working my way through, but I’m also looking to expand out of cards and in to more prints and gifting… watch this space!

Whose work do you admire?

I’m a big fan of The Old English Co – just really simple typographic pieces that have a lovely tone of voice. And Alison Hardcastle has such a good way with colour, simple shapes and wonky lines. And finally, Crispin Finn have an amazing range of 2-colour designs which just ooze cool.

What’s your favourite social media platform to showcase your designs?

I’m a bit obsessed with Instagram – I have accounts for my personal life, the Hoppy Bunnies, and my graphic design business – each has their own purpose and their own following. It’s just a great visual platform, both to be seen, and to see others’ work.

Tell us a good joke…

What’s the first sign of Madness? Suggs walking up your driveway… (sorry, such a ‘dad joke’, and probably goes over the heads of anyone born post-1990!)

Lastly, what exciting work plans do you have on the horizon?

I did my first trade show this year at Progressive Greetings Live, and it went so well that I’ve booked in again for June 2017!

Discover the full range of Hoppy Bunnies cards here!

Calling All Dog-Lovers!

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Rupert visiting thortful HQ

Rupert Fawcett un-Leash-ed at thortful HQ!

Last week we had a little visit from one of our original thortful creators and top cartoonist, Rupert Fawcett.

Whilst he was here, he very kindly gave us three SIGNED copies of his third book, Off The Leash: It’s A Dog’s Life, which we’re going to be giving you the chance to get your hands on!

If you’re a fan of his brilliant dog cartoons, then you’re in luck: we want to give a little something back to our thortful Off The Leash fans, so all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is buy one of Rupert’s Off The Leash cards between now and Tuesday 5th July. The three winners will be drawn at random from all of the dog-lovers who have purchased a card within 7 days of the competition closing.

Psst! If you’re buying more than one card then your chances will be increased – every Off the Leash card purchased, equals an entry 🙂

Wondering what all the hype is about? Well, there are cards for every occasion (and every dog lover!) in the range, but take a look below for some of our top picks!

 

The anniversary card

The anniversary card

For an anniversary

 

The good luck card

The good luck card

To wish someone good luck

 

The card for someone who just loves dogs!

The card for someone who just loves dogs!

For any of the dog-lovers in your life!

 

If you’ve not seen either of Rupert’s fantastic card ranges yet then be sure to check them out and spread the word. The only thing you’ve got to decide is if you’re a dog person or a cat person…but either way, both Off The Leash and On The Prowl are guaranteed to make you chuckle!

Our Very First #thortfulillustrates Design Brief!

Psssst… In case you didn’t know, one of our original thortful creators Jon Higham teaches illustration to the rather lucky students of Sussex Coast College, Hastings! In aid of givingsomething back, a little while ago, thortful decided to team up with Jon and his students to give them a shiny new project: to design some AWESOME greeting cards!

Students brief

Eager-faced and pencils in hand, ten budding illustration students all arrived at the thortful office to receive a live briefing this week, and we want to share some insider info on what we told them! 

The brief was to design three cards, for three of the top-selling occasion categories across the industry: Birthday, Thank You and New Home. With this in mind, we gave them some top tips on how to create fantastic (and most importantly!) commercial cards. Check out this informative guide we created:

7 Tips for creating amazing greeting cards

Psssst… In case you didn’t know, one of our original thortful creators Jon Higham teaches illustration to the rather lucky students of Sussex Coast College, Hastings! In aid of giving a little something back, a little while ago, thortful decided to team up with Jon and his students to give them a shiny new project: to design some AWESOME greeting cards! Eager-faced and pencils in hand, ten budding illustration students all arrived at the thortful office to receive a live briefing this week, and we want to share some insider info on what we told them :) The brief was to design three cards, for three of the top-selling occasion categories across the industry: Birthday, Thank You and New Home. With this in mind, we gave them some top tips on how to create fantastic - and most importantly commercial - cards! Check out this informative guide we created: Biscuits were eaten, cards were studied and assessed, and ideas were mulled over, but to see the finished results you’ll have to wait until October! Hopefully the project will offer students some valuable work experience so that they develop the skills and confidence to work professionally, not to mention help them to get on board as thortful creators and conquer the greeting card market… Stay tuned to our social accounts for some behind the scenes shots of our students working on their designs in the build up to the submission date!

Biscuits were eaten, cards were studied and assessed, and ideas were mulled over, but to see the finished results you’ll have to wait until October! Hopefully the project will offer the students some valuable work experience, so that they gain some insight into the skills and confidence needed to work professionally, not to mention help them to get on board as thortful creators and conquer the greeting card market…

Stay tuned to all thortful news with our social accounts for some behind-the-scenes shots of our students working on their designs in the build up to the submission date!

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The Chelsea Flower Show Edit

Wild Flower Card

Wild Flowers Card

It’s time for our favourite annual floral extravaganza- The Chelsea Flower Show  and 2016’s is a petal packed delight. Don’t fret if you didn’t bag tickets we’re bursting with beautiful blooms to share with you.

Since 1982, the Royal Horticulture Society has always named a “Rose of the Year” and we can see why, these fragrant blooms are a regular favourite. Share the romance of this lovely flower with Liane Brookes’s  stunning card.

Roses in Bloom

Roses in Bloom

Each year there is always a memorable poppies tribute, with this year’s provided by Phillip Johnson, keep the memories and sentiment alive with Damian Ward’s delightful photo.

Poppies in Meadow

Poppies in Meadow

What better way to celebrate Harrod’s English eccentrics garden than with these fuchsia foxgloves with their tiny trumpet shaped blooms. Don Hooper‘s snap captures them in all their glory here.

Foxgloves

Foxgloves

For fans of a tipple, you’re not being left in the shade, Cloudy Bay’s garden designed by Sam Ovens is designed to echo the flavours of Sauvignon Blanc. Either way we feel wine and flowers are a great combination and this lovely card by Cat Coquilette is the perfect way to share this sentiment.

Vino Veritas Card

Vino Veritas Card

The Queen’s 90th birthday is also being honoured with a garden of it’s own. Sure to be full of busy lizzie’s and lots of other lovely floral tributes too.

HRH 90th Birthday Card

HRH 90th Birthday Card

The Watahan East & West Garden, designed by Chihori Shibiyama & Yano Tea is the perfect example of Japanese inspired elegance. Share the beauty of the delicate Sakura with this lovely card by Jenny Lloyd.

Geisha and Sakura Blossom

Geisha and Sakura Blossom

Finally it wouldn’t be a real garden event without some lawn ornamentation too. Here’s some gnomes courtesy of Sophie Corrigan to finish off your florals in style.

Garden Gnome Card

Garden Gnome Card

If you’ve still not got your fill of florals then fear not we’ve got a great selection of flower filled cards to help you brighten someone’s day.

Brush up your designs

Let your imagination run wild with these free PS brush sets hand-picked by the thortful team. Download our favourite kits of high-res brush strokes to fuel your creativity. Why not show us the results and upload those card designs here!

1. Coloured Pencil Brush Pack

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2. Paint Brush Pack

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3. Watercolour Brush Pack

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4. Watercolour Splatters Pack

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5. Spray Paint Pack

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6. Drip Spray Paint Pack

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We hope you enjoy these brush packs as much as we do! Happy installing 🙂

Give a Grad a gift

Good Luck Card

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We’ve all been there – some of us more recently than others – however the pressure is something I’m sure you remember well! Whilst some people breeze through their exams, soaking up endless notes, others find remembering more information than they’ll ever need to know somewhat more challenging. Unfortunately, it’s something all of us have to go through before we embark on the next stages of our career. At some point, all of us have sat in a school hall, willing the clock to slow down as we painstakingly scribble down answers.

Whilst we can give you a list of suggestions to help beat the stress and make this time easier for someone going through ‘the exam period’ – listen to classical music, take a walk, play with puppies etc, thortful also believe that letting them know they’re in your thoughts with a Good Luck keepsake, can’t really go amiss.

Here’s a few of our favourites to get you started…

For the creative writer and the aspiring artist

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For the all-round grad student

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For the smart ar*se

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..and for everyone else, because we think EVERYONE deserves a massive pat on the back!

Good Luck

That’s it from us, now it’s over to you to send those Good Luck vibes!

The Best of British

With St George’s Day here, we thought it was about time we celebrated some things which are quintessentially British, from tea and crumpets to our bright red buses!

Tea

In at number one we have tea, whether it’s afternoon tea, tea and cake or tea and sympathy you’re in need of; we’ve got you covered.

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Next up is sport, be it rugby, football or bowls we’re obsessed and to quote 10CC “we don’t like cricket” we LOVE it!

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Pets, are another British passion, and whilst the British bulldog often gets a bad rep we think our version is rather cute!

From pets to objects of national pride! The red telephone box is a British icon right up there with Big Ben, and though there’s not so much demand for them these days, we’ve still got a soft spot for these shiny red boxes!

phone boxWeather is another thing the British do well, given our ever changeable climate, and that we juggle rain one minute and blue skies the next, it’s no wonder we’re so obsessed!

weatherLast but not Least is British humour, from Monty Python to Ricky Gervais its beloved around the globe and our wry take on the day-to-day is one of the things that make us truly great, here’s two of our favourite cards from British creators Dean Morris and Mike Williams which showcase it in style.

quinoaBritTake  a look at the rest of the delightful cards in our delightful “Best of British” range.

Thank You Card Sayings: Phrases and Messages to Say Thanks

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What to Say in a Thank You Card

Having a tough time writing a thank you card? You’re not alone. It can be difficult to know what to write in a thank you card, and some people neglect writing them altogether because they can’t think of what to write. Don’t fall into this trap!

The list below contains thank you card sayings that you can use to help you get your ideas in a card. This includes:

  • General thank you phrases
  • Thank you messages for gifts
  • Thank you messages for services
  • Things to focus on during your writing process
  • Common words of gratitude to include or inspire

Feel free to use them the way they are or tweak and edit them to your liking so that it fits you and the receiver. Lastly, don’t worry too much about what you write in your thank you card—it’s always better to send a card than to not send one!

General Thank You Phrases

Below are some general thank you phrases if you want to keep things short and sweet. You can also expand on these if you’d like.

  1. Thank you.
  2. Thanks a ton.
  3. I feel so blessed.
  4. I’m so thankful.
  5. Thank you so much.
  6. My sincerest gratitude.
  7. My deepest gratitude.
  8. Many thanks.
  9. You are very generous.
  10. You are so thoughtful.
  11. Thanks for everything.
  12. I really appreciate this.
  13. I can’t thank you enough.
  14. Words can’t describe how thankful I am.
  15. All I can say is, thanks!
  16. Thanks for being there when I needed you.
  17. I appreciate your time.
  18. I appreciate your generosity.
  19. I appreciate your thoughtfulness.
  20. I want to extend my gratitude.

Thank You Card Messages for Gifts

People say thanks for many things, but getting a gift is one of the more common reasons. Below find some sample thank you card messages for a gift:

  1. “Thank you for the generous gift. You didn’t have to, but you’re the kind of person who does, and I really appreciate it.”
  2. “Many thanks and gratitude for your gift. I’m very lucky to know you and feel incredibly blessed.”
  3. “Somehow you knew exactly what I wanted, and I didn’t even know what I wanted. You’re an amazing gift giver. Thanks so much!”
  4. “You nearly shocked me when I opened my gift. I couldn’t believe what you’d given me. You knocked my socks off. I’m so grateful to have a friend like you.”
  5. “I was so touched when I opened your gift—you left me speechless! Thank you so much.”
  6. “I’m very grateful for the gift that you gave me. Please know that it definitely did not go unnoticed and I’m glad to know someone as generous as you. Thank you!”
  7. “Thank you, thank you, thank you. Your gift meant the world to me but not only that, I’m thankful to have a friend like you and hope we get to hang out soon.”
  8. “You mean a lot to me and so did your gift. Thank you so much!”
  9. “I was so touched. I’m very grateful to have you in my life and will put a lot of use into your gift.”
  10. “Giving a gift like that should be illegal. I’m surprised you haven’t been placed under arrest for your excessive generosity. Thank you!”
  11. “I don’t know what you were thinking when you gave me this gift. You must either be crazy or really generous to have done that. Since I know you aren’t crazy, that leaves generous. Thank you so much.”
  12. “You made my day when I opened your gift/card. What a fun/terrific gift. Thank you for making my day.”
  13. “You made me feel so special when I opened your gift. I knew that you spent time, effort, and energy to make sure it was awesome, and it was just that. Thank you.”
  14. “Thank you for the much-needed _________. I was so pleased when I opened your gift and just knew you’d be the kind of thoughtful person to get me something like this. Thanks.”
  15. “Perfect is the word that comes to mind when I try to describe your gift. I don’t think I myself even could have gifted anything better. Thanks for knowing me so well.”
  16. “Your incredible generosity and thoughtfulness shone through in your card. You didn’t have to do that, thank you!”
  17. “Thank you for knowing me so well and for the perfect gift. One of the best presents I’ve ever gotten!”
  18. “You never fail to surprise me. Thank you for such a terrific gift.”

Thank You Card Messages for Services

Performed services or acts are another common reason to thank someone. Whether someone helped you to move, drove you to the airport, or offered you support during a difficult time, it’s always nice to know their time and efforts are appreciated.

  1. “Thank you for your help. Please accept this card as a symbol of my sincere gratitude for everything you’ve done.”
  2. “I’m so blessed to have you in my life. Thank you for volunteering all your time and efforts to help me out. I’m incredibly grateful and won’t forget this.”
  3. “I’m very lucky to have a friend like you. My deepest gratitude for all your help—you’re the best! Thank you.”
  4. “The gift of your help/time/support means more than anything money can buy. I really appreciate all that you’ve done and hope this card provides a small token of my gratitude. Thanks!”
  5. “Thanks so much for all your help when I know you’re already so busy. People like you are rare and I’m very lucky that you’re in my life.”
  6. “You are a rare kind of generous. I’m having a hard time putting my gratitude into words but I hope you know how much I appreciate all your help. Thank you so much.”
  7. “You have given me the gift of encouragement and hope in a difficult time. I am so grateful for your support. Thanks for being there for me.”
  8. “I’m having a hard time putting my gratitude into words. Thank you so much for your support. It means the world to me that you’d do that.”
  9. “I don’t know how to properly show my appreciation, but I hope this message is a start. Thank you for your friendship and your help.”
  10. “Thank you very much for helping me out when I needed it. You helped more than you think you did and I hope you know I’m very grateful. Thank you, again.”
  11. “Thank you for all that you’ve done. If ever you need me to return the favor, know that I’m here. You’re a great friend.”
  12. “I was so touched by all the support you’ve given me. Lunch is on me next time. Thank you!”
  13. “Your generosity did not go unnoticed. I’m very grateful for all your efforts and deeply touched that you’d do something so thoughtful. Thanks so much.”
  14. “Thank you for all that you’ve done. It was a wonderful and touching surprise.”
  15. “It was so nice of you to help me out. I really appreciate all that you’ve done and hope that this card will help me to express all my gratitude. Thank you!”
  16. “Thank you a million times over for your support. You went above and beyond and I’m blown away.”
  17. “Saying thank you seems hardly fair considering all that you’ve done. I’m very touched and happy to have you in my life.”
  18. “Please accept my thanks and this card for all that you’ve done for me. I’m very thankful.”
  19. “You deserve so much more than just a thank you. Your help meant the world to me. So for starters, I want to thank you.”

How to Write a Thank You Card

If you read the previous thank you card sayings, you will notice that most of them talk about thoughts and feelings of the gift or the person who gave the gift. The thank you card saying should express those thoughts and feelings. After all, thankfulness is a thought or a feeling. Here are things you should keep in mind if you’re in the process of writing or going over your thank you message:

Initial reaction. Make sure to mention your initial reaction to the gift or whatever the person did.

Example: “I was really surprised by what you got me for my graduation gift.”

Compliment the recipient. Express your feelings about the gift or the person who helped you.

Example: “You are a great friend who I feel I can depend on.”

Give examples of your appreciation. Tell how much you like what they gave you or did for you.

Example: “I used my new luggage already, and it was great. I love the color, sizes, and features. You knew just what I would like.”

Express your feelings. Let the recipient know how you feel in general, whether you’re grateful or touched, it’s nice for anyone to hear about the impact they made if they went beyond material gain (which it usually does.)

Example: I’m so grateful for your help that I nearly tore up—I won’t forget how generous you were.
Properly close.

Even though the whole point of your message is to say thanks, make sure you close with the proper wording. Close with a “thanks” or “thank you” to emphasize how thankful you really are.

These simple messages will likely get you headed in the right direction if you’re stuck for words on  how to say ‘thank you.’

 

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