A thank you card is a moment to let someone know how their actions have impacted you, however big or small. It's easy to overlook the power of this gesture, but it means so much to the friend or family member who will receive your note.
Still, it can be hard to know exactly what to say! If the words don't come freely when you sit down to write to them, here are a few ideas about how to convey your gratitude.
What to write in a thank you card for a baby shower
"Thank you so much for coming to my baby shower! It means the world to me to have a friend who would take the time to celebrate this moment with me. Baby will love using it, and we'll think of you every time we do. I'm so grateful for your friendship, and I can't wait for all the great times we'll have with our new addition!"
What to write in a thank you card for a gift
"Thank you so much for [describe the gift here]. It's made a real difference to my [sanity/organization/etc] and it always makes me so happy to think of you when I use it. Your kindness is so appreciated! I'm looking forward to [our next big celebration/the next year of our relationship] and am so glad to have you by my side."
What to write in a thank you card for a host
"Thank you so much for hosting me last week! It was wonderful to spend time with you for a few days. I felt so welcome and so comfortable; that was partly due to your beautiful home, and even more so because you're an incredible host. I can't wait to return the favor, and I'll be thinking about [insert favorite memory of the trip here] until then."
What to write in a thank you card for a funeral
"Thank you so much for coming to [Name]'s funeral. This is a deeply sad moment for our family, but knowing that we have friends like you who are here to share this grief with us makes it the smallest bit lighter. We're so grateful for your kindness."