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What to Write in a Thank You Card

12 Aug 2021

Thanks a Whole Lot

Who gets writer’s block? Hipsters in black turtlenecks writing their novel in coffee shops? Old Elizabethan poets? Copywriters working for Moonpig? Or...everyone? Bingo.

You’ve spent ages finding the perfect thank you card for someone special and you have all these feelings you want to express, but when confronted with that blank page...what on earth do you write? Do you crack a joke? Do you say literally everything you’ve ever thought about them? Do you quote the Pope?

Finding the perfect words to show just how much you care can be really hard.

Well, have no fear, help is at hand! To celebrate Gratitude Month at Moonpig, we’ve put together a list of mega grateful message ideas for your favourite people, making sure you can say how much they mean to you.

And with a FREE thank you card every day in August, you can thank all the amazing people in your life.

You can also head to our Moonpig app where you can find hundreds more suggested messages for thank you cards, celebrations, birthdays, anniversaries, and anything else you can think of.

Cute & Sentimental

Time to get those feels on paper and show them just how much you love them with a super cute and heartfelt thank you card.

  • If I had to pick between you and oxygen, I’d pick you. I literally couldn’t do this without you, and don’t know how I got so lucky to have you in my life!

  • I love you with all of my heart always and forever. Thank you for being you.

  • Your face is my absolute favourite and there’s no one else I’d rather wake up to each morning than you. I couldn’t have got through the last 18 months without you, and I wouldn’t have wanted to!

  • Every day spent with you is pure magic! You fill my heart with more love than I ever thought was possible. This card is just a little thank you for being my favourite person in the whole world. 


Remind them that they’re blessed to know a stand up comedian, and write something funny in their thank you card.

  • Thank you for being bl**dy fantastic.

  • I donut know how to thank you for being so sweet.

  • Thank you from the bottom of my butt. I’d say heart but my arse is bigger.

  • Will you ever get tired of being so perfect, incredible, amazing and one-of-a-kind? Also, please teach me.

Lockdown Love

As much as we didn’t *love* 2020, we loved the people that got us through it. Send them the perfect lockdown thank you card.

  • Thank you for eating my endless supply of banana bread this past year. I am endlessly grateful to you and your stomach of steel.

  • There’s no one else I’d rather have done star jumps in the living room with. Thank you for being there, I love you my lockdown superstar.

  • Thank you for being as amazing as 2020 was sh*t.

  • Thank you for always enabling my Netflix binges. 

From the Pet

Just because they can’t technically read or write (or hold a pen) doesn’t mean your beloved fur babies can’t express how grateful they are. So here we go, the best thank you card messages from the pet!

  • I love you more than anyone in the whole entire world!

  • Thank you for always picking up my poo.

  • I’m sorry for all the times I kissed you after licking my bum. I thought it was cute. Thank you for always letting me!

  • Woof woof woooooof, bark bark.


From the Kids

If you’re looking to earn some serious partner points, a thank you card from the kids could be just the ticket.

  • Thank you thank you thank you to my favourite mum in the entire universe!

  • Giving you a massive thank you hug! Love your favourite wild child!

  • Hopefully this card will make up for how many nappies you’ve had to change…we love you, Dad!

  • Mum! You are the heart of the whole family and we love you so much. Thank you for being amazing.

For Your Besties

Whether you’ve been glued together since you were five, or they stumbled into your life recently, it’s time to celebrate those incredible friendships that make it all worthwhile. Give your friends a big, fat, beautiful thank you!

  • Thank you for being my number one gal pal! I love you always and forever. 

  • To my own personal unicorn! You are literally the best bestie in the universe and I am so so so lucky to have you! 

  • Brother from another mother - I love you so much! Thank you for always being there for me, I appreciate you so much!

  • You’re the Patsy to my Eddy, Nessa to my Stacey, and the Villanelle to my Eve! Thank you for being my ride or die. 

Big Thank Yous for Little Ones

For those of us lucky enough to be parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts and big brothers & sisters, don’t miss an opportunity to tell our little one how much we love them.

  • I wish I could give my amazing grandchild a real life hug, but this card is the next best thing! Thank you for being amazing, and I can’t wait to see you soon.

  • I am so lucky to be your parent, thank you for being my dream kid!

  • Thank you for being such a little grownup recently, I am so proud of you!

  • To say a massive thank you for being so amazing, I wanted to give you a little card and a LOT of sweets. Enjoy!

Poems & Quotes

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Sometimes the perfect phrase you’ve been searching for has been right in front of you the entire time.

  • “Let all your thinks be thanks.” - W.H. Auden

  • “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” - Marcel Proust

  • “You changed my life without even trying, and I don’t think I could ever tell you how much you mean to me. I can’t imagine what things would be like if I hadn’t met you.” - Steve Maraboli

  • “Don't let the sun go down without saying thank you to someone, and without admitting to yourself that absolutely no one gets this far alone.” - Stephen King

  • “I'm so thankful for friendship. It beautifies life so much.” L.M. Montgomery

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