Writing Inspiration

How to Let Someone Know You Really Appreciate Them in a Letter


There are many ways to tell someone how much they matter to you.  But finding the right words that sound authentic and from the heart can sometimes be difficult.

Here are few things to think about when writing your letter that will help you tell them how much you appreciate them.

Recall the first time you met and a positive or funny memory

A great way to start your letter could be to recall how you first met.  Think about where, when and how you met.  Was there a funny joke, song, or food that you shared together?

Think about how they have been there for you in the past

Strong relationships are built over time and with the support of each person.  Letting that person know how much it matters to you to have their support and trust is a powerful way of making them feel appreciated.

Point out the many things you have in common and what makes your relationship special

Is it your sense of style? Humor? Food? or many shared experiences?  Common interests and experiences are what makes a relationship unique and important so tell them how you appreciate them by sharing what you have in common.

Thank them

At the heart of appreciation is thankfulness.  And this is what you want to express to that person. Sometimes keeping your words short and simple is just as effective as writing a long thank you sentence.  A simple “I just wanted to thank you for all you do” can go a long way.