Christmas is a time when we receive presents from family and friends. Sometimes, these gifts surprise us because they come from unexpected people; however, we cannot just say “thank you”. There are many ways to thank for our Christmas presents: a thank you note or letter, a phone call, an instant message or a surprise gift.
If we get a beautiful Christmas present, the least we can do is prepare a card or letter to express our gratitude and joy for having received that gift. This card or letter should be delivered the following day or within a week after receiving our Christmas present. For this card or letter to be meaningful, it is best to be handwritten with affection.
The letter must be as short as possible, from two to three paragraphs long. If possible, make a drawing or try to put some shine and color to it. If you want your thanks to be perfect, you may attach a candy, for instance a chocolate. Remember, these details always please people.
You may also thank with a phone call or a short instant message that expresses your thankfulness for receiving a Christmas present. This call or message can also include an invitation to lunch or dinner a part of your gratitude. Actually, a phone call is advisable if you received a present from a long distance.
Many people prefer buying a thank you gift, but this demands time and money. Also, we must know the preferences of the person we want to send it to. Although it is an alternative, it is not advisable, as the person receiving the gift might feel that it was an obligation to buy it. We must bear in mind that whoever makes a present does not necessarily expect something in return, but makes it because they want to.
Next, a model of a thank you letter for that relative or friend who surprised you with a beautiful Christmas present:
I have wanted to thank you for your Christmas present. I was so glad to know you still think of me, although I stopped being a boy many years ago. The Playstation 3 has been the best gift and I was looking forward to it. Thank you for giving me this joy. I am sorry I cannot give anything back but these words, but as soon as possible I will send you something beautiful and worthy of you.
I hope you have had a marvelous Christmas with my uncle. I hope you come over soon, because we miss your jokes so much. Thank you so much again, aunt, for your Christmas present. I also send you a box of “Princesa” chocolates, your favorites.
Your spoiled nephew,