Heidi Bender

Hello, my name is Heidi Bender. I am here to help you with writing thank-you notes. This site provides many examples for specific topics to help you with the wording in your notes.

The examples show you what could be said and may inspire you to come up with your wording. Or the examples can be copied and used as is, if they fit your situation.

Heidi’s Background

I’ve been writing thank-you notes for over 30 years. When I decided on a topic for a blog, my mentors suggested choosing a topic that is easy for me, but not so easy for others. The only type of thank-you notes that are still challenging for me are those written after job interviews since a job could be on the line!

My mom taught me how to write thank-you notes at a young age. I’ve continued to write them as an adult. I like to write handwritten notes and enjoy picking out note cards.

After two years of after writing on the blog, I published A Modern Guide to Writing Thank-You Notes.

I live in Michigan with my husband and our eight cats. Since I like cats, they sometimes included in a post. Also, sometimes I use my cats’ names in the examples: Lina, Kilala, Buster, Violet, Jake,  Elwood, Nacho, and Taco. Two of the cats were from a friend’s barn, five came from my backyard, and one from my sister’s yard.

These posts will help you get started:

Thank you notes in 5 steps

How to write an awesome thank-you note with a cheat sheet

25 Thank-you note writing tips

Complete list of topics

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