51 Holiday Thank You Messages (Heartfelt & Inspiring)

When you’ve received a gift, or help around the house this holiday season, take the time to thank those who have made your holidays brighter. Here are some ideas of what you might write in your message.

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#1 You know that no matter how crazy my life gets, you will always be there to pick me up and remind me why I am doing what I do. That is friendship and loyalty at its finest. You make me smile and laugh, and I can’t thank you enough for all your support this past year.

#2 This past year has been a rough one filled with challenges, but I wouldn’t have made it through without the help of such as you. Knowing that you are out there makes all the difference in the world! Thank you for being there whenever I need to vent or simply talk about things that amuse us both. Have a wonderful holiday season full of love and joy!

#3 I know we’t get to see each other as much as we would like lately, but you are still in my heart and on my mind every day. I value our friendship more than I can say, and I am looking forward to spending many holidays together in the future.

#4 Thanks for being there this year when I needed a friend the most. Your willingness to help me without judgment or needing anything in return has been a real blessing to me. I am truly grateful to you and wish we could spend the holidays together this year!

#5 Holidays are an important milestone, and they are meant for celebrating our friendships as well as our family. I have been so happy to be part of your life, and I wish you happiness and success all year long—and especially during this joyful season.

#6 Dear ___________, you are one of the few people who inspire me every day with your brilliant mind, creativity…and sense of humor! You are a wonderful friend, and I am blessed to know someone like you. Wishing you joy, love…and laughter throughout this holiday season!

#7 I am incredibly lucky to be surrounded by wonderful friends like you these holidays. Though we come from very different backgrounds, it is easy to see that our friendship is based on kindness and caring—which is what really matters in life. Thank you being my friend! Happy holidays!

#8 I want to thank you for being there for me through good times and bad. You have shown me that a true friend is someone who will always be there when I need them, and I appreciate your support more than you know. Thank you, my friend!

#9 This holiday season, as we set out to enjoy the company of those we care about most…may we give thanks for the ones who make life worth living with their love and friendship—which is why I am so grateful for you this year! Happy holidays!

#10 When it comes to friends like you, I feel like Santa Clause must be coming down my chimney all year round. The wonderful thing about our friendship is that no matter how much time has passed between our talks, I still feel the same warmth and happiness when we get back in touch.

#11 Dear ___________, there is a reason that some friends become family. You are a wonderful person, and I am so glad to know you! Wishing you love, joy…and peace throughout this holiday season.

#12 In this time of joyful celebrations with family and friends, I want to thank you for your friendship. These holidays will not be complete without you around—so please come over as soon as possible! Happy holidays!

#13 Thank you for being the friend who always knows just what to say and just how to help me out when times get tough. Because of people like you, my life is filled with love and laughter every day—and that’s a wonderful gift to have. Thank you for being a great friend!

#14 You are a special part of my life, and I am grateful for our friendship every single day. The holidays would not be the same without you around—and as we spend time with those we love best, I hope that you will always know how important you are to me! Happy holidays!

#15 I want to thank you for being there through all the ups and downs in my life. You have been a rock of support this past year, and on top of that…you make me laugh until tears run down my face. Your friendship is a treasured thing indeed, and it made me so happy knowing that I could rely on a person like you all these years.

#16 Holidays are a special time, and I am so grateful for your friendship and support. I hope you have wonderful holidays and a great new year!

#17 This has been the best year yet – mostly because of you. Thank you for being such an incredible friend to me—I appreciate it more than words can say. Wishing you all the love and happiness in the world as we enter this holiday season!

#18 You are such an important part of my life, even though we’re far apart right now. I wish you nothing but good things these holidays and every day after that!

#19 It wasn’t easy without your help last year, but we made it through together. This holiday season is all about appreciating what we have: each other. I wish for you nothing but joy, love and all the happiness in the world this holiday season!

#20 You have brought so much sunshine into my life this year, and I am so thankful to call you a great friend. This is not just any holiday season—it’s our first one together, and I can’t wait to celebrate with you!

#21 Many thanks for your help during our marathon project last month. It was worth every bit of extra time we spent on it, which is why I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you. Wishing you all the best these holidays!

#22 It’s been a pleasure spending this holiday season with both of us under one roof again after too many years apart. I hope we get to keep the tradition going! Happy holidays and here’s to a great new year ahead of us!

#23 My life is better for having you in it, and I am so grateful that we became such good friends this year. I am looking forward to more fun days with you next year—and years after that!

#24 Thank you for being a fantastic friend who is always there when I need you most. It has been a pleasure getting to know you better this year, and hopefully we will have many more opportunities together as friends. If not, at least now we can say that we were friends from afar first!

#25 You really went above and beyond this year doing stuff for me that I never should have asked of you in the first place, but I am just so grateful that you were there when I needed help. We may not get to see each other as much as we used to or as much as I would like, but those memories of our time spent together fill me with joy. I am so lucky to have such a great friend as you!

#26 You helped me through some tough times, and for that I will be forever grateful. Let’s make some amazing new memories this holiday season and ring in the New Year surrounded by fun people having fun adventures…ok? Cheers!

#27 Thanks for being my coach, mentor and best friend all at once – whatever challenges come next, we can tackle them together! Here’s to an amazing holiday, and I can’t wait to see you again soon.

#28 It means so much to me that you are always there when I need a friend, and that you listen before giving great advice. Thanks for being the kind of person everyone wants as their friend – here’s to more fun times, party chats and good memories made in [Year]!

#29 I’m so grateful to have you as a friend and that we can be such good support for each other, even when we live oceans apart. I hope this holiday season brings an ease to your mind and body that allows you to relax and just enjoy all the lovely things in life.

#30 You are one of those friends who always makes me feel special, like I’m somehow more interesting than everyone else. Well…don’t stop making me feel important and let’s spend another year having fun together!

#31 There is no one else on this planet who has made such a difference in my life as much as you have – thank you for being my rock, my inspiration, my biggest fan…and most importantly, my best friend.

#32 You are so special to me, and I am so grateful for all the memories we share. May this holiday season bring you everything you could possibly dream of…and more!

#33 I don’t know what I would do without your help with __________ – many thanks for giving up time on holidays to show me how it’s done! Here’s to an amazing New Year!

#34 Thanks for always having my back through thick and thin – there is no one else I would trust more than you with anything that comes my way. You are a true friend indeed, and I couldn’t feel better about our friendship!

#35 Thanks for reminding me how much I love spending time with you every chance we get…and for making life so much better than it was before we met. Thankful doesn’t seem like quite enough this year, but here goes: thank you! It is such a privilege knowing someone as wonderful as you.

#36 Thanks again for all your help this year; I really don’t know what I would have done without you. And despite the fact that you are always asking me to do stuff for you, I hope this holiday season shows how much I appreciate your friendship.

#37 It’s been a crazy year again, and it’s only because of friends like you that I was able to get through it in one piece. Thanks for being there with advice when everything else is falling apart. Your kindness means more than words can ever say.

#38 I just wanted to say how grateful I am that we have become such good friends in the midst of our hectic lives. You are an amazing person full of talent, personality, and grace…and you have made me feel so comfortable being myself! Happy holidays!

#39 Thanks for being there for me whenever I need you, but mostly for being a good friend. You truly are the best, and I hope you have a very happy holiday season.

#40 As always, it’s been great seeing you this year, even if only briefly. Thank you again for all your time and generosity; I don’t think I can ever thank you enough for everything! Hopefully next year we will both be able to take more time off work so we can enjoy each other’s company without feeling bad about it!

#41 Thank you for making me laugh, even on the worst of days. Thank you for bringing out the best in everyone around you and for seeing the bright side of life–even when I can’t find it! May your holiday season be filled with lots of laughter, cheer…and happiness!

#42 Your support means the world to me, but what means more is that we are able to share our grief together. You have no idea how much that helps just knowing there is someone who understands exactly what I am going through. So thank you so much for being there for me.

#43 You came into my life at a time when I really needed someone like you, and I feel so lucky to have found you this year. You are such a wonderful friend, and I just wish there were more people with your incredible kindness in my life.

#44 Thank you for being the kind of person who is always ready to lend a hand, just when I need it most. You have helped me in so many different ways this year–emotionally, financially…just by being there. That’s what true friendship is all about, and it means so much to me.

#45 You are always there when I need someone. Thank you for picking up when I call at 2am with yet another problem! Your love has been such a comfort to me this year as well as an example to follow heading into next year. You really do deserve happiness and joy during these holidays!

#46 I am so grateful for you, not just for helping me get this job, but also for your advice and encouragement along the way. I am always learning from you too–and that’s why it is easy to say thank you!

#47 You are the kind of person who brings out the best in everyone around them. You are generous with your time and energy, encouraging us all to do more than we thought possible. Thank you so much for being part of my life this year!

#48 Thank you so much for everything you did this year to help my business grow. You were there when I needed support, without ever pushing or making me feel pressured into anything at all. And the things that helped most were when I just listened carefully to what you had to say.

#49 You have been a wonderful friend this year, always there when I needed you most, and never too busy for me even though you had so much going on all the time! You deserve as many blessings as possible during these holidays–so be sure to take some time off from your hectic schedule and savor every moment.

#50 I just wanted to write you a quick note thanking you for being part of my life this past year. I know it has been difficult at times, but that is what real friendship is about–helping each other through the tough times. Thank you for being there for me again and again…and thank you especially for being my friend!

#51 Thank you so much for everything this year, not just for helping me through some difficult times, but also just by being there. You are always there when I need you most, and that’s why it is so easy to say thank you!

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