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90 Ways to Say Thank You for Every Situation

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Want to say thank you to your loved ones or even your colleagues but don’t know when and how? Here, we will show you every situation where thank you is appropriate and show you how to say thank you in every way you can imagine! Make someone feel special with these two simple words now.

Thank You Notes for Your Loved Ones

It is important to be open about your feelings in any relationship. And that includes being honest about your gratitude. When you show your gratitude to your loved ones, you will forge stronger bonds with them.

Thank Your Partner for Their Love

If your significant other constantly showers you with little romantic surprises, it is time you give back. Bake them something sweet, or buy them the one item they’ve been eyeing. Tuck these little sweet messages in your present to bask in the warmth of their happy face.
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Romantic Thank You Notes

  • You are everything I could hope for, and more. Thank you for making my dream come true. I love you to the moon and back.
  • Waking up beside you every morning is what gets me through the gloomiest of days. Thank you for everything, my love.
  • Sometimes I wonder what made you choose me, but for that I am eternally grateful. You are the light of my life and key to my soul. I don’t know what I’d do without you.
  • Thank you for making me feel beautiful even on my ugliest days. Thank you for loving me for me.
  • You bring magical moments to my life and lifted me up when I was rock bottom. You stayed even when I pushed you away. In the end, I knew there could be no one else but you. You are irreplaceable.
  • Every day I find something new to love about you. You are constantly full of surprises, and I will never be sick of you. Thank you for being you!
  • Thank you for holding me close when I was at my weakest. You give me strength to conquer my fears and fight for tomorrow. You taught me to open up my heart. No words can describe how grateful I am to have you in my life.

Heartfelt messages for your Long-Distance Love

  • I always feel you with me, when I look up into the sky, knowing we are seeing the same sun, moon, and stars. Thank you for making our long-distance love so beautiful even though we can’t be together.
  • Thank you for helping me to prove to the world that our love is stronger than distance. Even if we are not physically together, our hearts still beat as one.
  • My heart aches whenever I think of you. But even though we may be apart for now, you’ve shown me that our love can withstand the test of time. Thank you for loving me despite being separated by the ocean.

Thank your Family for Always Being Here for You

They are the ones who’ve held our backs for us since young, they’re our first best friends, and the ones who will stay with us throughout our lives. Our forever family. Yet, they’re often the ones we neglect to thank. We take them for granted most of our lives. Write a special note to thank your family now before it’s too late!
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Thank you Notes for Grandparents

  • Grandpa, I will never tire of your stories. They are my inspiration to face life as bravely as you did. Thank you for being the best role model in my life!
  • Grandma, you are the best chef I know. I love your [food]. Thank you for always spoiling me with yummy goodies!
  • I love you both so much, Grandpa and Grandma! Thank you for being the coolest grandparents in the world!

Thank you Messages for Parents

  • Without all your sacrifice, encouragement, and love, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Thank you for making me into the person I am, Mom and Dad!
  • Mom, thank you for loving me despite all my arguing and fights with you. I don’t know how you stand my bad temper, but I am grateful for your patience. I promise to control my temper better from now on!
  • You are my first hero, and you will always be my hero. Thank you, Dad, for loving your little girl as much as you do.
  • I may not have the best education nor the best toys, but all these frivolities don’t matter when I have the best parents in the world.

Send your thanks to Siblings

  • Thank you for being my fiercest defender and brightest beacon. You are an amazing brother who deserves all the best things in life.
  • You took care of mom and dad when I couldn’t. Words alone will never be enough to express my gratitude. You are a heaven-send. Thank you so much my dearest sister.
  • You light up our lives the moment you came to this world. You were the most adorable doll, and you continue to bring cheer to our family. Thank you for being who you are, my little sister.
  • Thank you for making me realize stupidity can be cute. You are the stupidest and cutest little brother anyone could hope to have.


Say Thank You to Your Friend for Being Your Friend

Your friend has been with you through thick and thin. You have shared your laughter and sorrow together, and they have been with you through every devastating breakup. Show your friend how much they mean to you with these short sweet notes!
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Thank You Notes for Friends

  • There has never been anyone who understands my eccentricity more than you, my fellow crazy mate! Thanks for getting wild with me!
  • You’ve always stuck by me no matter what happens. Even when everyone else put me down, or turned their back on me, I am never lonely with you by my side. Thank you for being a true friend!
  • I have never said this to you before. At the risk of sounding real corny, THANK YOU AND I LOVE YOU, MY BEST FRIEND!
  • Wow, it’s been ten years! I can’t believe how time flies. I still remember our [fond memory]. Here’s to many more years of fun memories! Thanks for tolerating my weirdness all these years!
  • You are like a rainbow after a storm. I know I can always count on you. Thank you for always being here for me!
  • Thanks for always being a call away. Even in the middle of the night, you still make time to listen to all my troubles. What would I do without a friend like you?
  • Just a minute of talking to you can brighten up my day instantly. You are a joy to be with, you light up everywhere you go. I am lucky to have such you as my friend.

Express Your Appreciation for Long-Distance Friends

  • You may be a million miles away, but our friendship will never be ruined by something as weak as distance. I cherish you with all my heart and miss you so terribly much!
  • Though I’m certainly not used to life without you, I certainly feel blessed to have a friend like you to miss. Missing you crazily!
  • We may not live in the same city anymore, but our shared memories live on together in our hearts. Thinking of you!

Say Thank You for A Sweet Gift

Holidays or special occasions like a wedding are a time of giving and receiving. When you are the recipient, it is pertinent to write a thank you note for the gift. When you are thanking people for their presents, do be detailed about how you feel about the gift and/or how you intend to use it. On the other hand, if you’ve received a monetary gift, it is considered discourteous to state the exact amount you’ve received. All you have to do is give thanks for their generosity and mention how you feel about it. And if you have any plans on what to use the money for, it would be nice to let the giver know about it.
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Birthday and Holiday Gifts

  • I can tell you’ve gone through a lot of trouble picking out the [gift] for me. It is absolutely everything I want. Thanks for being so thoughtful!
  • You totally made my day with the perfect [gift]. I can’t wait to start (using, reading, playing, wearing, etc) it!
  • I was beyond thrilled when I saw the gorgeous bag. You know me so well!
  • Thank you for the heartwarming hand-knit sweater. It made my Christmas holidays feel even warmer and fuzzier!

Graduation, wedding, retirement and other special events

  • I am deeply touched by the laptop you gave me for graduation. It is going to be so helpful for me in class. I will think of you every time I use it!
  • We were amazed by your generous wedding gift. It will aid us tremendously as we navigate our new chapter. Thank you so much for your kindness!
  • I can never thank you enough for this adorable crib. It was exactly what I needed to make the preparations for my baby’s nursery complete!
  • Thank you for the touching photo album! I will definitely look at the album from time to time to revisit my fondest memories with you all at work.

Show Your Appreciation after a Special Event

When you invite people to share your happiness on a joyous occasion, be it a wedding, baby shower, or any other special event, remember to share your gratitude for their blessings. We understand that writing thank you cards after any big occasion is numbingly exhausting, so we’ve come up with a few phrases for you to pick from. You can choose to keep it generic if you are sending the notes out to all the attendees, or add some more personal touches for some of your closest friends and family.
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After your Bridal Shower

  • I can’t begin to express how blessed I feel to have such a wonderful bridal shower surprise. Thank you, my beautiful friends and family, for giving me so many precious memories. I love you all!
  • I had an awesome bridal shower today thanks to all of you! Also, a special thanks to my amazing friends who made all this possible. I love you all for taking the time to celebrate my special day with me.
  • Thank you for coming to my bridal shower. Your love and support mean the world to us. We look forward to seeing you at our wedding soon!

After your Wedding

  • You really blessed us by coming to our wedding. Thank you for making the journey to spend the happiest day of our lives together with us! Having you here means everything to us, and we really hope you’ve enjoyed yourself as much as we had.
  • Thank you for making our wedding the best day ever! It was truly memorable and fun, and it wouldn’t have been the same without you.
  • From the bottom of our hearts, we sincerely thank you for celebrating our special day with us. Our wedding was made even more magical with you sharing in our joy and love.

After your Baby Shower

  • I am so happy to have you at my baby shower. Thank you for celebrating my baby’s arrival and for all your loving support through this life-changing period!
  • Thank you for joining my baby shower, It meant so much have you here with me. Thanks for being a part of my life, I can’t wait for my baby to meet you!
  • I really appreciate you for coming over to my baby shower. It definitely wouldn’t be as fun without your presence! Thank you for being you!

Be grateful to people for their Hospitality

When you have received showers of warm hospitality, it is also good manners to send thank you note, whether it is to thank the host for hosting the party, or simply thank your friend for letting you crash over at their place.
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  • Your barbecue party was a hit! We enjoyed every single moment and absolutely loved your endless spread of food. Thank you so much for your gracious hospitality!
  • Thanks for letting me crash at your place when I really needed it! You really make me feel like family.
  • The evening was simply too wonderful. Great food, drinks, and company, I simply didn’t want to leave! Thanks so much for inviting me over!
  • I had a sumptuous dinner at your house. You deserve an award for your incredible culinary skills and impeccable hospitality. Thank you for making me feel at home!
  • Thank you for bringing me around the city. I enjoyed exploring all the museums and drinking in pubs. Most of all, I enjoyed your company! When you visit my country I’ll be sure to bring you to all the best spots in town!

Express your Thanks when You’ve Received Help

How do you feel if someone has gone out of their way to aid you while you were down and out? Grateful, right? You shouldn’t just keep this warm feeling in your heart, translate it into heartfelt words so that the person who did you a favor knows! After all, they didn’t have to do it, they are merely doing it out of goodwill. So you should show your gratitude with a thank you note! What goes around comes around, if they can feel your appreciation for what they did, they will be more inclined to help you again the next time around!
  • Thanks for lending me your umbrella the other day. I probably would have caught a terrible cold from the rain if not for your umbrella!
  • Thank you for helping to water my plants while I was on my business trip. I am very grateful that you took such wonderful care of my plants!
  • Thank you for the lift yesterday! I might have been late for my first day of work if not your lift! I really appreciate it!
  • I really appreciate your hosting of the event. You were not just a wonderful host, you also took beautiful care of the guests. Thank you so much for all your efforts!
  • Our wedding wouldn’t have gone so smoothly without your help! We are so grateful to have you planning our special day so perfectly for us. Thanks for going above and beyond to create our dream wedding!

Professional Thank You Notes

Now that you know when is a good time to thank the people close to you in a myriad of social settings, it is time for you to learn more about thanking people in business.
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Say thank you during your Job Search

During your job search, you will definitely have to use the phrase “Thank you” a lot, from thanking your interviewers to expressing your gratitude to people who’ve helped you in your search by giving you references or connecting you with employers.
  • Thanks for offering me advice on writing my resume and cover letter. I really appreciate your assistance and will let you know how my job search goes!
  • Thank you for referring me to the [job title] position with [company]. I have already interviewed for the position, and I believe the interview went well. If you don’t mind, I would like to inform you on my progress.
  • I really appreciate your time and effort in writing the recommendation letter for me. Thank you for recognizing and valuing my effort these past few years. If you would like, I will keep you updated on my career progress.
  • Thanks a lot for your help! I have contacted two people you’ve referred me to, and I am meeting one of them next week. I will be sure to update you on my job search progress.
  • Thank you very much for taking the time today to interview me for the [job title] position. I really enjoyed learning more about [company]. I think it is a great fit for my skills and I look forward to the opportunity to contribute to your company.

Say Thank You to Your Boss or Colleague

Saying thank you in your workplace is paramount to your success in climbing the corporate ladder. There are many situations at work when you might have to thank your boss or colleague. The following messages should be used when you wish to officially leave your thanks, though it certainly doesn’t hurt to thank them in person as and when they do something nice for you!
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Express gratitude to your colleagues who’ve helped you

  • I wouldn’t have pulled off the project without your help. I feel so fortunate to have you on my team. Thank you so much.
  • Thank you for getting Anya to cover for me when I have to stay home to care for my ailing father. I really appreciate your kind generosity and empathy.
  • Thank you so much for giving me a leave extension to take care of my newborn baby. I am very grateful for your understanding and compassion. I will definitely make up for it with my utmost commitment when I am back to work two weeks from now.

Be grateful to your boss for their mentorship

  • Thank you for your kind mentorship in [project name]. I have learned so much from you and I truly appreciate your patience and guidance throughout this period. Thank you so much for being such a great boss!
  • Thank you for your time and effort in mentoring me. Your encouragement has constantly inspired me to strive better in my work. You are a truly wonderful manager who knows how to bring out the best in your staff!
  • I really appreciate your leadership and generosity. You have taught me so much and allowed me to grow professionally and as an individual. Thank you for being an amazing boss!

Say thanks for good advice

  • I appreciate your view on simply outsourcing tasks so that we can focus on the core business. After careful consideration, I have decided to hire new marketing talents. Thanks again for your brilliant idea!
  • Thank you for your valuable advice. I agree that digitalizing our services is a step in the right direction for our company. I will present your suggestion to the board of directors at our next meeting.
  • I have been thinking about what you said recently, and I find that you are right. I had been over-promising our clients and under-delivering on the promises. It is time for me to switch strategy. Thank you so much for helping me figure things out.

Be appreciative for the opportunity given to you

  • Thank you for giving this chance to expand my skills through the [program, seminar, training, etc]. I have further honed my skills as a result, and feel more confident to take the next steps towards [goal].
  • I am really thankful for the opportunity to participate in the [program, seminar, training, etc]. The [specify] skills I have learned are critical to my career. Without your support, I would not have the chance to sharpen my skills.
  • Thank you for allowing me to attend the [program, seminar, training, etc]. It gave me a lot of insight into how I can improve on my [specify] skills. I really look forward to see how well the skills will transfer to the job.

Express your gratitude for promotion and/or raise

  • I am thrilled about this promotion and really appreciate this opportunity given. You have taught me so much and I can’t wait to learn more when I start on this new role. Thank you so much for investing in me, I will not disappoint you!
  • Thank you very much for the raise and promotion! It means so much to me that you value my efforts. I am confident I will excel in leading a team, for I have you as a prime example!
  • It means a lot to me that you have promoted me to [position]. I look forward to the new challenges that this role will give me. Thank you for believing in me, I will continue to do my best working for you in my new position!
  • I wish to thank you for the promotion and raise. Because of your faith in my capabilities and your mentorship, I have gained the skills required for this role. I am very excited about the opportunity to contribute to the team in my new position!

Thank your staff for their hard work

  • Thank you for volunteering to step in for Greg during the period of his absence. I am impressed at how well you shouldered the responsibility and your display of leadership qualities during this time.
  • Congratulations on hitting the sales target this month! Your exemplary sales performance is a valuable source of inspiration for your peers. Thank you for your commendable effort and hard work.
  • Thank you for your consistent diligence at work. Your commitment and dedication will surely pay off in time to come.
  • I would like to express my appreciation for all the effort you have put into [project]. Your wholehearted dedication and self-motivation helped us achieve even greater success. Keep up the stellar performance!
  • Your ability to not just win contracts, but also customer’s trust is valuable. You are our company’s asset and I truly appreciate your passion and enthusiasm at work.

Say Thank You when You Leave The Company

While it is not necessary to say thank you to your colleagues or even your boss when you resign or retire, it leaves a good impression. It is always a good idea to leave a positive impression, for you never know if someday you might require their assistance again. You might, for instance, need a letter of recommendation, or you might even bump into them in your next job or in social events. And if your boss is the one resigning or retiring, also write a thank you note so that they will have a fond parting memory. You never know when it will serve you well!
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Extend your appreciation when you resign or retire

  • I am very grateful for your support and guidance all these years. You have been a brilliant mentor to me, and I am extremely honored to be able to work and grow under your supervision.
  • I will always remember how welcome all of you made me feel on my first day at work. I am proud to be a part of the sales team. Thank you for all the lovely memories! I will miss you all. Do keep in touch even though I am leaving!
  • Although I am excited about my new life, I also feel a little sad at the thought of leaving you all. It has been an absolute pleasure working with all of you. You are the most fabulous people I’ve ever worked with, and I would love to stay in touch.

Say thank you in the farewell message for your boss

  • Words cannot express how much gratitude I have for the support and leadership you have provided these years. Still, I want to thank you for all your guidance and motivation! I am forever indebted to you for helping me shape my career.
  • The skills you have imparted to me are invaluable and I am sad that I will not be able to continue my learning journey with you. Thank you for being a brilliant boss, we will miss your presence.
  • We may find a new boss, but we will never find another leader like you. It is truly sad to see you leave. I will never forget your kind words of encouragement and advice. Thank you for being a mentor and friend.