10 Quick Tips on Thank You Card Etiquette from ThankYouCards.ie

Here's some helpful tips around thank you card etiquette, but remember everything is personal so there is no right or wrongs

  1. Send thank you cards promptly if possible: Ideally, you should send a thank you card within a 6 months of receiving a gift or after an event.

  2. Personalise each card if you have time: Try to include the name of the person you are thanking, and mention the specific gift or event they were a part of.

  3. Be specific: Instead of a generic message, be specific about what you liked about the gift or event and how it will be used or enjoyed.

  4. Handwrite the card: Handwritten cards are more personal and heartfelt.

  5. Use appropriate language and tone: Thank you cards should be polite, sincere, and appropriate for the relationship you have with the recipient.

  6. Add a personal touch: include a personal note, a small gift or a picture to make it more special.

  7. Proofread: Make sure to check for spelling and grammar errors before sending the card.

  8. Don't forget the envelope: Make sure to address the envelope legibly and include a stamp.

  9. Follow-up thank you: If you received a gift or service that required a lot of effort or expense, it's a good idea to send a follow-up thank you note to show your continued appreciation.

  10. Show gratitude: Remember that the main goal of a thank you card is to show your gratitude, so make sure that comes through in your message.