The Christmas celebrations and festivities are over, you’ve had your fill of eggnog and carols, and it’s time to tackle your to-do list for the new year. At the top of that list? Writing thank you notes for (the) Christmas gifts you received.
If you’re feeling tempted to make an informal resolution to procrastinate indefinitely on this task, you’re not alone. But it’s really easier to accomplish than you think. We’ve got lots of ideas for you to pick and choose from, and you can use them as jump-starters for your own personal messages, or find a line or two that work perfectly for your particular situation. With the suggestions offered below, we’ll get you through this in no time!
There are a few things you need to consider before writing a Christmas gift thank you message. How close are you to the person who gave you the gift? Is your relationship with them a personal or business one? And did you like the gift…or is it the most hideous-slash-useless-slash-ridiculous thing you’ve ever seen?
Since there’s such a wide range of situations you might find yourself in, we’ve broken things down into several likely possibilities with a few options for each. What you’ll need to remember is that each Christmas gift situation is very specific and calls for a certain tone and type of message. So if you have a list of five Christmas gift thank you messages to write, you may end up needing to pick a direction from each of the five separate categories below.
That said, you always have the option to make things easy for yourself and go the generic route. This is a totally legitimate choice (although I usually prefer something more specifically suited to the person and situation). But if you’re super-pressed for time, it might be the way to go.