Spread Gratitude: 7 Days to Say Thank You This February

Did you know that February offers many opportunities to say thank you?

February offers many chances to thank the people in your life. I hope you take advantage and express your gratitude!

While Valentine’s Day is associated with February, other national days give you more chances to thank your friends, family, doctor, and mail carrier.

You can write handwritten thank-you notes, emails, texts, or even a quick phone call.

National Women Physicians Day

First, we have National Women Physicians Day on February 3.

February 3 was chosen as the date as it’s the birthday of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States.

If your doctor is a woman, take a few minutes to write her a thank you note.

Read:  How to write your doctor a thank you note.

Thank a Mail Carrier Day

Surprise your mail carrier on February 4th with a small gift or a handwritten thank you note for Thank a Mail Carrier Day.

In the United States, there are rules for the gifts that mail carriers can receive.

Read the Thanking the Mailman Guide to learn more!

National Send a Card to a Friend Day

National Send A Card to a Friend Day on February 7th.

When was the last time you mailed a friend a card? I love receiving mail that isn’t a bill.

You can surprise a friend, or many friends, with a thank you note by mailing them a card for

Choose a notecard, and write them a quick thank you message. You may make their day.

Read: 45 Simple Thank You Messages for Friends to get ideas for your thank you note wording.

National Pizza Day

Most people like pizza. Pizza is such a popular food that it has a day dedicated to it.

Every year, February 9 is National Pizza Day.

Whenever someone makes you a pizza, treats you to pizza, or provides pizza in some way, be sure to say thank you!

Read: 25 Quick Ways to Say Thank You For The Pizza

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day (February 14th) isn’t just for lovers.

On Valentine’s Day, you can send thank-you messages to your significant other, friends, coworkers, and boss.

Check out the Valentine’s Day Thank You Messages Guide for examples.

Also, remember to write a thank you note for any Valentine’s Day Gifts you receive.

National Caregiver’s Day

The third Friday in February is National Caregiver’s Day, which is the 16th in 2024. Caregivers are recognized for their hard work and dedication.

Caregiving can be one of the most challenging jobs, and sometimes, caregivers of family members may be unpaid.

Need ideas on what to say to a caregiver?

Read: 31 Ways to Say Thank You to Caregivers

National Chocolate Lover’s Month

February is National Chocolate Lover’s Month.

If someone gives you any chocolate in February (or anytime), be sure to say thank you for the chocolate.

If you are thanking someone during February, you may also want to consider giving chocolate as a thank you gift.

How To Write A Thank-You Message

Writing a thank you message is an easy way to express gratitude.

For friends and family, it’s fast to send a quick text. Or you can take extra time to write a handwritten thank you card.

For a text, you only need one or two sentences: 

Thank you for being a great friend. 

Thanks for surprising me with flowers on Valentine’s Day. I love you. 

The pizza party on National Pizza Day was super fun. Thank you for hosting and providing the pizza. 

You’ll need to add a greeting and closing and sign your name for a handwritten card or email. 

Dear Mom,

Thank you for sending me a box of chocolate every Friday during February. That was a fun way to celebrate National Chocolate Lover’s Month. The walnut double chocolate truffles were my favorite. 

Love,

Heidi

Read the guide here to learn more about how to write a thank you message or note.

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Heidi Bender is a writer and author who founded Tons of Thanks. Her goal is to help people write thank you notes by providing  examples examples and tips. She is the author of A Modern Guide to Writing Thank-You Notes.