A Modern Guide to Writing Thank-You Notes

Thank you note writing book

Writing thank you notes is a wonderful, thoughtful, and elegant way to show someone your appreciation and gratitude. A Modern Guide to Writing Thank-You Notes will teach you how to craft a thank-you note with easy-to-follow instructions.

Packed with over 400 examples, this guide will help you express your gratitude in a variety of situations, such as weddings, graduations, thanking your boss for a raise, after a job interview, your friends, family, coworkers and the people in your community—even your pet-sitter!

This collection will inspire even the most seasoned thank-you note writer; and if you’re new to thank-you note writing, this book will give you everything you need to get started.

Praise for the book

The Thank You Note I received from my piano teacher after I gave her my book .

The Thank You Note I received from my piano teacher after I gave her my book .

Dan Miller

"Modern technology allows us to be impersonal and distant. Heidi's book is an important reminder of the power of a simple written 'thank you’ to strengthen our most important relationships." 

Dan Miller, New York Times bestselling author, 48 Days to the Work You Love

Matt McWilliams

Matt McWilliams

"Heidi's book is about a topic that is near and dear to my heart, my everyday life, and quite frankly my wallet. The sheer number of relationships I have developed as a result of a simple note is uncountable. The amount of money they have made me is in the hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars. Not to mention they just make me feel good.

Heidi's book is a must-read for anyone looking to leverage the power of a simple note with two simple words. Read it and you will be forever changed. Apply the principles in this book and you'll be amazed at the results.”

Matt McWilliams, Founder and President of Matt McWilliams Consulting, Inc. | mattmcwilliams.com

Lisa Ryan

Lisa Ryan

"Heidi's book is an amazing guide to writing thank you notes. With her vast examples and tips, you will be able to come up with wording for common thank you note situations."

Lisa Ryan, Award-winning speaker, author and Founder of Grategy

In the Book, You Will Discover:

Learn the basics

You will learn the basics of writing thank you notes. The book includes easy to follow instructions and templates. There are also exercises to help you find the words without using a template.

Over 400 examples

There are more than 400 examples included in the book. The examples are split across many chapters for specific people and events.  Weddings, Baby Showers, and Graduations.

Say thanks at work

Show your appreciation to your boss and coworkers. Includes chapters for thanking your boss for a raise or lunch. Thank your coworkers when they help you out. Bosses thank your employees.

Thank the people in your life

Who in your life can you thank? The book includes examples for thanking your pet sitter, accountant, dentist, pastor, someone who brought you food, and many more!

Heidi Bender

About the Author: Heidi Bender

Heidi Bender has been writing thank you notes for more than 30 years! In this book, she will teach you to write thank-you notes and provide plenty of example messages to help you get started.