感谢信（Letter of Thanks）
（一）感谢赠送礼品 ( Thanks for the Gifts Received）
1．感谢赠送结婚礼品 （Thanks for Wedding Gifts）
（1）新娘写给亲戚的感谢信 （The Bride’s Notes of Thanks to Relatives）
March 20, 2005
Thank you so much for the perfectly beautiful little clock you and Bill sent us! It’s one of the very nicest wedding gifts we have received.
David sends thanks too; we hope you’ll come soon and see how lovely the clock looks on our dresser. You just couldn’t have made a better choice!
With love from both of us,
（2）感谢亲密的朋友 （To an Intimate Friend）
在写感谢信时，最好提到具体的礼物，不要写：”Thanks for the beautiful gift,”
而应写到具体的礼物，如：“Thanks for the beautiful lamp”。在信中最好描述一下已经把礼品放在什么地方，何等好看等等。或者称赞送礼品的人在挑选礼物时独具慧眼，因为人们总是喜欢别人称赞他/她具有很高的挑选能力。
March 27, 2005
Dear Li Li,
Thank you so much for the traditional Chinese paintings you sent us. They are exactly what David and I want for our drawing room; but we didn’t think we’d be lucky enough to get them as a gift!
David and I are delighted, Li Li. Thank you very, very much!
We’re looking forward to seeing you at the wedding.
(3) 感谢新郎的亲密朋友 (To an Intimate Friend of the Groom）
March 27, 2005
How kind of you to send Li Ming and me such a beautiful photo album! We’re delighted with it, and we just can’t thank you enough.
Li Ming and I are looking forward to seeing you Saturday at the wedding.
Thanks again for your wonderful gift!
2．感谢圣诞节的礼品（ Notes of Thanks for Christmas Gifts）
（1）写给姑姑的感谢信（ A Note of Thanks to an Aunt）
Dec. 15, 2005
Dear Aunt Mary,
What a beautiful Christmas gift you sent me! A fitted bag is something I’ve wanted for a long time, but could never get for myself.
Thank you so much, Aunt Mary, I’ll have the bag for years and years, and I’ll think of you with gratitude and affection every time I use it.
（2）感谢亲戚朋友赠送的礼品( A Note of Thanks to a Friend)
Dec. 10, 2005
①Dear Ms. Li Li,
Mr. Carter and I have been displaying your Christmas gift with great pleasure and pride.
The cups with saucers are exquisite—and we think it was wonderful of you to remember that collecting china is our hobby.
Many thanks to you for your thoughtful and generous gift, and our best wishes to you for the New Year!
July 25, 2005
②Dear Aunt Alice,
The sweater you knitted for me for my graduation is soft and warm and beautiful. It matches perfectly the skirt Mother made for me. How thoughtful both of you were. Thank you so much.
3． 感谢款待的信 ( A Bread-and-Butter Note/Letter)
March 25, 2006
①Dear Mr. and Mrs. Park,
Thank you very much for letting me spend last weekend at your house while my parents were out of town. I had a great time at the baseball game.
I really enjoy myself. I hope that Tom can spend a weekend with me soon.
Matt Brendan (signed)
January 10, 2005
②Dear Mrs. Benton,
Thank you very much for those four wonderful days at Shady Acres! Every moment was a delight; I can’t remember ever having enjoyed myself so thoroughly anywhere!
It was good of you and Dr. Benton to invite me, and I deeply appreciate your hospitality.
③Dear Mrs. Hackett,
My niece, He Xia, has written to tell me how very kind you have been to her during her stay in Washington.
Li Hong and I deeply appreciate your courtesy, and we hope to have the opportunity of reciprocating when you are in Beijing.
With many thanks to you for entertaining He Xia so generously.
4．感谢送给病人的礼品（Thanks for Gifts to a Patient or Invalid）
March 25, 2005
①Dear Mr. Martin,
I want to thank you for the beautiful roses you sent Jane. She was very happy and pleased when she saw they were from you.
I’m glad to say she is improving rapidly, and I hope she will soon be able to leave the hospital.
We both send you our warmest thanks for the flowers and for your very kind wishes.
April 15, 2005
②Dear Mary and John,
Now that I can finally sit up and write letters, I want to thank you both for the flowers and books you sent me while I was ill—and most of all, for your many cheerful notes. You have no idea how much they meant to me!
You’ve been more than kind, you two, and I won’t ever forget it. My love and deepest gratitude, now and always!
5．感谢别人的祝贺（Thanks for a Letter of Congratulation）
(1) 感谢对于生日的祝贺（On a Birthday）
March 26, 2005
Dear Mrs. Martin,
I just can’t tell you how flattered I am that you should have remembered my birthday. It was a real pleasure to receive your charming note this morning.
Thank you so much for your good wishes!
(2) 感谢对结婚的祝贺（On a Marriage）
March 27, 2005
Dear Mrs. Snow,
Thank you ever so much for your charming note of congratulation. My nice new husband and I appreciate your letter, and your good wishes for the future.
We will be at home after May 4, and we hope you will come and see how cozy we are in our new apartment.
（3）感谢对毕业的祝贺（On Graduating From College）
August 28, 2005
Dear Mr. Kimball,
That was a wonderful letter you wrote me! I certainly appreciate your congratulations, and your invitation to come and see you about a job.
But as my father must have told you by now, I am interested in industrial design and hope to find an opening in the field.
Thanks ever so much for your interest, Mr. Kimball, and for your very kind offer.
(4) 感谢获得荣誉的祝贺（On Winning an Honor or Distinction）
September 25, 2005
Dear Dr. Benton,
Thank you very much for your note of congratulation on my receiving the doctorate in medicine.
It was good of you to take the time and trouble to write, and I sincerely appreciate your kindness.
Writing Assignment 3
Choose one of the following situations and write an appropriate note on plain paper.
Write a note thanking a friend’s parents for taking you on vacation with them.
Write a note accepting an invitation to join a club.
Write a note of regret for a picnic you are unable to attend.
Key to the Writing Assignment 3
1. Sept. 15, 2005
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Irvin,
Thank you ever so much for taking me on vacation with you last week. The island is such a wonderful holiday resort. Every minute was a delight; I can’t remember ever having enjoyed myself so thoroughly anywhere!
I deeply appreciate you including me in your holiday plans.
I hope Bob can spend a weekend at our house soon.
2. Oct. 24, 2005
It’s very kind of you to invite me to join your tennis club and I would love to become a member. I’m not very good at playing tennis, but I like the sport very much. Joining the club will give me regular opportunities to practice, as well as get some tips from you.
3. July 2, 2005
Dear Mrs. Hopkins,
I’m sorry to say that I will not be able to attend the Fourth of July picnic next Saturday. I will be going to Portland on Friday evening to spend the holiday with my brother and his family. It sounds like you have wonderful afternoon planned and I wish that I could come to join the activities.
Thank you for your kind invitation.