Graduation Thank You Notes

Graduation Thank You Note Tips

  Graduating often results in lots of gifts and congratulations from friends and family, especially if you’ve had a graduation party. Now you just have to write your thank you notes to let everyone know how much you appreciate their thoughtfulness.

  Remember to keep a list of gifts as you receive them; this will help you keep track of what to write to whom when it comes time to write your notes.

  In your notes, it is nice to describe specifically how you plan to use the graduation gift. Tell what you plan to buy with money gifts or gift cards. People want to know that their gift is being used and appreciated. Let people know how their gift will help you with college or your future job.  If you did receive a money gift, there is no need to mention the actual amount you received; saying thank you for the generous gift or and describing what you actually plan to do with the money is enough.

  Write thank you notes to people such as coaches and teachers who were especially helpful throughout your school years. Don't limit the cards to those who gave you gifts.

  Try to mail your cards within a week or two of receiving them, but definitely no more than a month later.  Following are some wording samples to get you started; refer to the other occasion sections for other ideas.


Graduation Thank You Note Wording Samples

General Wording and Phrases
Thanks for Money - Formal
Thanks for Money - Informal
Graduation Thank You Verses

 

General Wording and Phrases

“Dear [Name],

  Thank you so much for the wonderful graduation gift!  I really needed a briefcase and the one you got me will be perfect for my job hunting.

  Not only am I touched that you took the time out to think of me, but I really appreciate your getting me a gift as well.

  Thanks again!”

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“Dear [Name],

  It was wonderful of you to share this occasion with me.   Thank you for your good thoughts, your generous gift and for being there for my graduation.  It means the world to me that you care.”

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“Dear [Name],

  Thank You for joining me in celebrating my graduation.  Your generosity and thoughtfulness were very much appreciated.”

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“You brought joy to my special day.  Thank you for your thoughtful gift.  Now that I've graduated, hopefully I can make some money and return the favor.  Thanks again.”

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“I am so thankful that you were able to share my day with me, and for your generous gift.
Thank you so much for being part of my graduation celebration!”


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Thanks for Money - Formal

“Dear [Name],

  Thank you for your generous graduation gift. I'm going to use it to [buy a new suit, luggage, tuition, etc]. Your support and encouragement throughout the years has made a world of difference. Thanks again.”

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“Dear [Name],

  Thank you for not only wishing me a happy graduation, but sending such a generous gift as well. I'm going to save it to [travel, buy a brief case, etc.]. Your support and guidance has made a big difference in my life. Thanks for everything.”


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Thanks for Money - Informal


“Dear [Name],

  Thank you for sending me such a thoughtful and handy gift for graduation. How did you know it's exactly what I wanted?  But seriously, I used it to [or am planning to use it] to buy [insert what you're going to or have spent it on]. You're my favorite uncle. Thanks again, Uncle Mike.”

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“Dear Auntie Joan,

  Thank you so much for the insane graduation gift. I am going to put it towards paying off my tuition, and maybe a trip. It was a bummer that you missed the graduation ceremony, but I'll tell you all about it when I see you.

  Thanks again for your thoughtfulness.

Love, “

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“Dear Jane and Tom,

  Thank you for attending my graduation ceremony and an even bigger thank you for the generous graduation gift. You have really spoiled me! I plan to put it to good use when I visit Australia in the summer.  You are definitely my favorite relatives again.

  Really, thanks again, guys.

Love,”


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Graduation Thank You Verses

Graduation Thank You Wording - 1

Thank you
for joining me
in celebrating
this important
day in my life.
Graduation
is a time of
many feelings,
Pride,
Happiness
Accomplishment
and
Appreciation.

 
Graduation Thank You Wording - 2

I thank you,
friends and neighbors
and relatives so dear
for your
congratulations
and for your
presence here.
The memory of these happy hours
you've shared with me today
will linger on
throughout the years
and ever with me stay.


Graduation Thank You Verses - 3

Please accept my sincere thanks
and God's blessings
for the lovely gift.
Both the thought and the gift
are so appreciated.
 
 
Graduation Thank You Wording - 4

Thank you for the lovely graduation gift.
As I begin down a new road
toward my future plans
I will treasure it always.
 

Graduation Thank You Verses - 5

Graduation
is a time of
many feelings,
Pride,
Happiness
Accomplishment
and
Appreciation.
Thank you
for joining me
in celebrating
this memorable
day in my life.
 

Graduation Thank You Wording - 6

One thank you for the gift,
and another for the thought.
A dozen thank yous couldn't tell you
all the happiness they brought.

 
Graduation Thank You Wording - 7

A loving note can barely say
all we felt that magic day.
A heartfelt thanks is sent to you
for your thoughtful gift and wishes, too.
 

Graduation Thank You Wording – 8

Just a card to thank you
and a line to tell you, too,
nothing could have been more welcome
than that thoughtful gift from you.
And as the years shall come and go
your gift will give me pleasure
and bring you back to me again
in memories to treasure.
 

Graduation Thank You Verses – 9

This brings sincere thanks
For the lovely gift you sent.
We hope it helps to tell you
just how much it meant.

 

Graduation Thank You Wording - 10

Being remembered
In such a nice way
Means a lot more than
Just "thank you" can say!


Graduation Thank You Wording - 11

From the tips of our boots
To the tops of our hats,
We thank you for your present
And your hearty "congrats!"
 

Graduation Thank You Verses - 12

We thank you for sharing
our joyous occasion
Your lovely gift and thoughtfulness
are very much appreciated.


Graduation Thank You Wording - 13

You have truly enriched our happiness
with your lovely graduation gift.
Thank you for giving us a lasting memory
of your kindness and generosity.
 
 
Graduation Thank You Verses - 14


Sincere "thanks"
for your good wishes
and thoughtful graduation gift.
 
 
Graduation Thank You Wording - 15

Straight from our hearts
this thank you is sent
to tell you how much
your thoughtfulness meant.
 
 
Graduation Thank You Verses - 16

Reading through this little verse
will only take a minute
But it would take all day to count
each thank you that is in it!
 
 
Graduation Thank You Wording - 17

You brought joy to our day
warmth to our lives
and happiness to our hearts.
Thank you for your thoughtful graduation gift!


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