Thank Someone For a Pleasant Occasion | Letter-Writing Guide


This expression of thanks should be sent within a few days after the event. Be specific in your praise and appreciation, and be sincere. Avoid gush or flattery.


1. As you express thanks, mention the event or circumstance involved.

  • Thank you for your kindness in showing me around the university campus last week.
  • Thank you for the delightful patriotic program you organized at Springfield elementary. We enjoyed every minute of it.
  • The Homecoming parade was one of the best ever! Thank you for all the time and effort you put into it.
  • Thank you so much for inviting me to the concert last Friday. It was such a pleasant evening.
  • The open house was great. Thank you for inviting us.
  • I want you to know how much I have enjoyed choir practice the past few weeks.
  • The company picnic was most enjoyable. Thank you for the time and effort you put into making it run so smoothly.
  • appreciate your thoughtfulness
  • appreciated the opportunity
  • can't remember when I've had a more enjoyable time
  • for your kindness
  • for including us in
  • for inviting me to
  • for allowing us to be a part of
  • for the time and effort you put into
  • for coordinating the whole event
  • many thanks for
  • please thank everyone involved
  • really enjoyed your efforts
  • sincerely appreciated the
  • so much appreciated the
  • such a pleasant occasion
  • thank you for
  • thank you so much for
  • thanks again for a terrific
  • want to thank each and every one of you
  • want you to know
  • was simply superb
  • was very impressed by
  • was certainly a pleasure to

2. Add specific comments about what you enjoyed, and mention details of the reader's thoughtfulness.

  • I was especially impressed by the new humanities building and the computer facilities that seem to be everywhere. It was very thoughtful of you to include my father in the tour. It was a gesture that we all appreciated.
  • The children performed so well and were obviously having fun. I'm sure that it will prove to be an unforgettable experience for all those who participated.
  • These events often drag out interminably, but this one moved along at a spanking pace. You certainly did a job to be proud of.
  • The acoustics were excellent and we enjoyed the entire program. We really appreciate your thoughtfulness in inviting us.
  • The view you have of the mountains is spectacular, and I especially like the openness of your new office complex. You seem to have thought of everything.
  • It's been great getting right down to work each time. After all, if we didn't enjoy singing we wouldn't be there! I particularly appreciate your starting and ending on time.
  • I especially appreciated the wide range of activities you provided, considering the needs of every age group. Well done!
  • an outstanding program
  • an unforgettable experience
  • an occasion we will always remember
  • appreciate your thoughtfulness
  • are looking forward to
  • can certainly be proud of
  • didn't want it to end
  • enjoyed being exposed to
  • especially enjoyed the
  • made us feel like kids again
  • particularly appreciated the
  • seem to have thought of everything
  • such a memorable event
  • taking responsibility for
  • thanks for sharing the
  • thoroughly enjoyed ourselves
  • very kind of you to
  • very thoughtful of you to
  • was particularly impressed with
  • was especially impressed by
  • went to so much effort in preparing

3. Close with a positive comment.

  • If you ever come to Springfield we would like to return your kindness.
  • This was an experience I will remember for many years.
  • We look forward to your visit next August.
  • You are a wonderful example for the rest of us.
  • I look forward to attending again next year.
  • Keep up the good work.
  • We appreciate your friendship.
  • You certainly have a flair for organizing these events.
  • I had a wonderful time. Thanks again.
  • an experience we will remember
  • an unforgettable experience
  • appreciate your willingness to
  • appreciate your friendship
  • are a wonderful example
  • have a remarkable talent for
  • have you as our guest
  • have a standing invitation
  • hope to reciprocate
  • if you ever
  • if you plan to
  • keep up the good work
  • look forward to
  • next time you are in town
  • please stop by
  • return the favor
  • return the kindness
  • show you our city
  • thank you once more for
  • will attend again next
  • will always be welcome
  • would appreciate the opportunity to
  • would like to
  • would be a privilege to
  • would be my pleasure to

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