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Thank You Note samples for
Christmas Hospitality

"Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart."
Washington Irving (17831859), American author
'Tis the season to be jolly' and of course Christmas is a great time to meet up with friends and family, be it for a party, drinks, a meal or a longer stay.
With expectations very high all round, and visits from people we may see only once a year, entertaining over the festive period can be particularly stressful. So if you've enjoyed Christmas hospitality then it is even more important than usual to show your appreciation with a thank you note! Here are some sample notes to help you say thank you for seasonal visits, stays and treats.

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Thank you note for a Christmas party

Dear Lisa & Ben,

Thank you so much for inviting us to your Christmas party on Saturday. It was lots of fun and such a great mix of people we enjoyed catching up with familiar faces and meeting lots of new people too. Plus the food was absolutely delicious... we're still talking about the chocolate mousse!

We hope you enjoyed the evening as much as your guests surely did. Your parties are always the highlight of our holiday season. Thank you for going to so much effort for us all.

Have a fabulous Christmas!
Tony & Michelle

Thank you note for a Christmas Dinner Party

Dear Claire,

We thoroughly enjoyed joining you and your other guests for dinner last night. A lovely evening with delicious food in a beautiful home!

We'll look forward to returning the favor in the New Year.

Wishing you peace and joy this Christmas season,
Love, Sally and Tom

Thank you note for Christmas drinks

Dear Jack,

Your Christmas drinks party was absolutely lovely thank you so much for inviting me. The wine was good, the nibbles were delicious and everyone was so friendly how silly of me to have been worried about coming by myself.

It was especially nice to have the chance to meet your friend Lisa. What a lovely, talented woman!

It was a great way to start the Christmas break.

Thank you again for a really great evening.

Best regards,

Thank you note for Christmas lunch or dinner

Dear Auntie Sarah and Uncle Colin,

Thank you so much for inviting us to share Christmas lunch with you. It was a lovely occasion and a superb meal. Auntie Sarah, you are such a wonder being able to be such a gracious host and prepare such a fabulous meal both at the same time. We said it at the time, but we have to say it again your sherry trifle is the best ever. And Uncle Colin, needless to say, your corny festive jokes are still doing the rounds in our household!

Thanks again for a really wonderful and memorable day.

May the coming year be filled with health and happiness for you both.

All our love,
Lindsay, Justin, Sam and Adelaide

Thank you note for a Christmas stay

A family Christmas:

Dear Nick, Jessica, Sophia & Ethan,

Thank you for your wonderful hospitality over the Christmas period. It was fantastic to see you all and have the chance to do so many fun things together. Carl and I thoroughly enjoyed it and the kids have declared it 'the best Christmas ever'. You'll be a hard act to follow next year, but we'll do our very best!

Hoping that the New Year brings you good things of all kinds.

Once again, thank you so much for a lovely Christmas,
Emma, Carl and the kids

A Christmas house guest:

Dear Christina,

What a wonderful Christmas thank you very, very much for extending such warm hospitality (and wonderful meals) during my stay. Your home is so cozy and comfortable, and the winter walks we did were delightful. I'm enclosing some photos of that wonderful sunset on Christmas day.

I've returned home with lots of lovely memories to keep me going through the January chill. Let's hope for an early spring, and make plans to meet up again as soon as the weather is better.

Take care and thank you so much,

Christmas stay thank you note  winter sunset. Photo by Bert Kaufmann, flickr.com/photos/22746515@N02/5277611659/

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