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Example Letter #1
Thank you very much for the tickets to the hockey game. What a generous gift! My thirteen-year-old daughter couldn't believe we got to sit so close to the ice--right behind the team. She was thrilled to see her favorite player in person and I was excited for her. We appreciate your thoughtfulness. Your timing was perfect.
Example Letter #2
Bob and I thank you very much for your lovely wedding present. How thoughtful of you to choose something as practical and useful as a toaster oven! Because of our busy work schedules, I can assure you that your gift will be used often. Bob has even volunteered to prepare our Saturday breakfasts with it. We hope you can visit us soon. Maybe he can fix you a treat, too.
Example Letter #3
Thank you for the birthday present! It certainly was nice to be remembered and especially nice to receive a year's subscription to Sports Illustrated magazine.
I enjoyed reading the first copy and sharing it with my buddies here at school. We all agree that this will be a welcome change from our required college readings.
You can be sure that each issue will be appreciated and will remind me of your thoughtfulness and friendship.
Example Letter #4
Thank you for your beautiful baby gift. As soon as I removed the quilt from its wrappings, I placed it into our baby's crib where it will be used nightly to keep her warm.
The little animal figures are adorable and the colors are very pleasant. You obviously gave a lot of thought to this present and it is very much appreciated.
Thank you very much for this lovely and very useful present!
Example Letter #5
I was pleasantly surprised to receive your birthday gift of $30. I will use the money to purchase a nice, sporty shirt that I have had my eye on for some time. It is not so much the gift you sent that makes this event so special, but the fact that it came from you, my favorite aunt. Thank you very much.
Example Letter #6
Thank you very much for the Valentines chocolates. It has been years since I received such a thoughtful gift. I suppose I am unaccustomed to such kind gestures, having been alone for quite some time. Thank you for thinking of me. I'll save you a truffle if you'll come by on Friday.
Send this letter as soon as possible after receiving the gift. If your letter is late, make your apology very brief. Don't dwell on it. Mentioning the gift's significance to you is an effective way to build a positive relationship. A compliment or a word of praise may be directed to both the gift itself, and to the thoughtfulness of the giver.
1 Mention the gift and say something positive about it.
2 Comment on a positive quality of the gift such as its usefulness, its beauty, its appropriateness, or some other distinctive quality.
3 Reaffirm your gratitude or restate the compliment.