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Writing Christmas (Gift) Thank You Cards & Notes

"Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more."
How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr Seuss
For many of us, Christmas and birthdays are the two major occasions when we need to write thank you notes. Here are some wordings and examples to help you out when you have a thank you note list as long as your arm!
After a busy festive season, writing thank you notes can seem like a real chore. But don't despair! Christmas thank you cards and notes are not very different to any other kind of thank you note, except for being a little more festive and 'jolly', and including New Year wishes or greetings.

If you don't know where to start then read through our thank you notes in 4 easy steps page. Otherwise, see below for links to specific Christmas thank you note samples for gifts, seasonal hospitality, favors and kindnesses everything you need to get all your thank you notes written in record time.

For help with getting children to write their thank you notes see: Encouraging children to write thank you notes

What to do about gifts you don't like?

From time to time we all receive gifts that don't suit us, that we don't need, that are duplicates or that we plain don't like! Don't despair just read through our ideas, samples and templates for writing thank you notes for gifts you don't like.

Specific wordings for Christmas thank you notes

Some useful phrases for the festive season that will jazz up any thank you note:
  • Happy Holidays!
  • All the best for the New Year
  • Out with the old, in with the new. Happy New Year!
  • A happy New Year to you and yours
  • Wishing you health, happiness and prosperity in the coming year
  • We had a lovely Christmas, we hope you did too. Happy New Year!
  • May the coming year be full of good things for you
  • Season's Greetings
  • Wishing you peace and joy throughout the coming year
  • Wishing you all good things in the New Year

Christmas Thank You Note Samples and Templates

Here are dozens of sample thank you notes of all kinds to help and inspire you to get writing. Use them as inspiration, copy a line here or there, or simply use the complete note. As long as you remember to change names and details, you can't go wrong!

1. General Christmas Thank You Note samples:

2. Sample Thank You Notes for Christmas Gifts:

... and coming soon (I'm still working on them I'll update this page as I finish each one):
  • Gifts of Money, Gift Cards & Vouchers
  • Gifts of Flowers & Plants
  • Gifts of Gadgets & Games
  • Gifts of Books, Music & DVDs
  • Gifts of Perfume, Cosmetics and Body & Bath products

3. Thank You Notes for Favors, Kindnesses and Great Service over Christmas