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Thank You Letter for House Warming Gift

By: Beth Morrisey MLIS - Updated: 6 Oct 2012 | comments*Discuss
 
Thank You Letters Gifts Housewarming

Housewarming gifts are kind tokens to wish people well in their new homes and/or to welcome them to new neighbourhoods. Writing thank you letters for housewarming gifts will let others know that they were appreciated.

Content of a Thank You Letter for a Housewarming Gift

The content of a thank you letter for a housewarming gift will depend upon who gave the gift to the recipient. All thank you letters should contain an explicit message of thanks and references to the gift that was given, as well as particulars of how the gift was enjoyed by the recipient, but other details will differ depending upon the gift giver. Letters to old friends will usually include references to the longstanding friendship or to qualities of the old friend, whereas letters to new friends or neighbours will usually include messages of hope that they will become closer and enjoy positive relationships.

Format of a Thank You Letter for a Housewarming Gift

A thank you letter for a housewarming gift should be an informal letter, so strict, formal formatting is not required. The contact details of the writer and recipient can be left out, and a variety of salutations and closings can be used. With thank you letters for housewarming gifts it is truly the thought that counts, so making sure that these letters are sincere is more important than worrying about how to format them. If possible these letters should be posted or hand delivered so that they arrive no later than a week after the gift was given. However, if they do arrive later it can always be blamed on having to get the new home in order - and finding the pens and paper in all of the boxes!

Sample of a Thank You Letter for a Housewarming Gift from an Old Friend

19 Nov 2017

Dear Melanie,

Thank you again for the wonderful bottle of wine. Charles and I had a fantastic time toasting our new house the night we moved, and of course toasting you and your generosity! I am truly blessed to have a friend like you in my life and I want you to know that even if I don't say it that often I do appreciate all that you do for me. When I get the house in order I plan to host a dinner party in your honour - so start thinking now about what you'd like on the menu!

Thanks again,

Hannah

Sample of a Thank You Letter for a Housewarming Gift from a New Friend

19 Nov 2017

Dear Melanie,

It was so kind of you to drop by with a basket of muffins yesterday. You certainly were right that we couldn't find our cereal bowls this morning and having a no-fuss breakfast on hand was such a relief. When we get settled in I'd love to have you and your husband over for dinner. Chuck and I are really looking forward to getting to know you both and to settling in to the area.

Thank you again,

Hannah

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