20+ ‘Thank You’ Messages for Friends & BFFs


You may think that the older you get, the less time you have and the more often things go unsaid. Friendship is precious and your friends need to hear how much you appreciate them.

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Why not commit to making a change and make sure your friends know just how much they are loved? Never let your words of thanks and appreciation go unsaid.

Short ‘Thank You’ Messages for Friends

Example of a thank you message for friends with an image of a field of flowers in the background

Sending short thank you notes is a great way to show gratitude to special friends in your life. In today's world, where no one has time to personally thank someone, greeting cards are the next best thing. Choosing the right words to convey thanks and show gratitude can be a bit of a headache. 

Here are some ideas for thank you messages to use in your next card. If you want to spice it up a bit, you can even add thank you quotes as well.

1. Thanks for being the one I can always rely on.

This message is simple and elegant at the same time. Friends are sometimes there when no one else is. This message is perfect if your friends have been the people you can always rely on.

2. My heart is overwhelmed with gratitude.

Gratitude is something that cannot easily be expressed with words. However, this message comes close to portraying the true feeling of gratitude.

Gratitude is an emotion that often feels like your heart is about to burst with feelings of thanks when you look back on all the things a friend has done for you. This message is for that friend.

3. You're the best friend I could ever have. Thanks for sticking by me.

Good friends make life easier. They stick by you regardless of the situation and help you know that you’re never alone. Best friends truly are a blessing and this is the perfect thank you note to send them.

4. You deserve a million thanks and all the hugs I can give.

Sometimes a simple word of thanks isn’t enough. Sometimes you feel like giving a million hugs to the person you love the most.

This note is for those situations. If you have a friend that deserves more than a mere “thank you” for everything she has done for you, send this message to that friend. 

5. You are the best thing that ever happened to me. Thank you.

Send this message if you feel that way about a friend. You might just get a card in return saying the same thing about you! 

6. I’ll never be able to repay you for your kindness. Thank you for being my friend.

Kindness is in short supply these days. Friends are those rare people who are kind to you from day one. The kindness of a friend can never be repaid but you can sure try! If you have a friend that you feel has been exceptionally kind to you, send your friend this message and let her know.

7. You are one of the few people in my life who has helped make me into what I am today. Thank you for that.

Our friends have a unique opportunity to play a significant part in shaping our lives. That is why good friends are such a blessing. Send this brief message to your friends and let them know how much of an impact they have had in your life.  

8. You have done so much for me. Thank you!

Friends are the people who perform simple acts of kindness and never ask for anything in return. These types of friends are rare and not everyone has one. Send your friend a message to say thanks if you have a friend like that. 

9. I don't know where I would be today if it weren’t for you. Thank you for staying by my side.

True friends help you get up when you're down and they help you celebrate your accomplishments. Friends like these are rare and if you have someone in your life who fits that description, let your friend know how much you appreciate everything by sending your friend this message.

10. You have made my life so much better because of your friendship. Thank you for being my friend.

Few things are more beautiful than a good friendship. Life can feel bleak and cold without friends, but with them, the world is joyful and full of possibilities. If your friends have made your life more pleasurable, send them this message and thank them for it.

11. It's hard saying thanks to a person who deserves so much more than mere words. I hope I can repay even a part of the friendship you have given me.  

Saying thanks is often difficult since words cannot always express the feelings in your heart. In this message, you’ll be able to communicate deeper feelings and say thank you to a friend who deserves so much more. 

12. Good friends are a blessing. You're the greatest blessing of them all.

It’s easy to see that life is filled with blessings when you stop to consider them all. The most beautiful of these blessings is the warmth and love of a good friend. Send this message to a friend who has been a blessing in your life. 

13. Thank you for being my biggest fan.

Friends that support you and celebrate your accomplishments bring joy and happiness to life. If you have a friend you can credit for being your pillar of support, send this to them.

14. I can't believe I found someone as kind and generous as you. Thank you for being my friend.

There are many kinds of friends. Kind and generous friends are truly a blessing. This message is the best way to convey your feelings of gratitude for a friend that you’re truly grateful for.

15. I know I don't talk about how grateful I am to have you in my life, but it doesn't mean I don't feel that way. Thank you for being my friend.

Emotions can be hard to express through words. Most people don't talk about their feelings but that doesn't mean that they aren’t there. If you struggle to share how you feel, send this to your friends and let them know that you appreciate what they do for you.

16. With a friend like you by my side, there is truly nothing that we can’t accomplish. Thank you for making me feel that way.

You may have a sense of invincibility when you are with your best friend and that’s something not many can say that they have experienced. Send this message to that one friend who makes you feel like you can take on the world.

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Sample Thank You Letters to Friends

Example of a hank you letter to a friend with an image of flowers and trees in the background

Sometimes a short thank you message isn’t enough to convey your true feelings to someone. That is where a brief letter comes in handy. Here are several sample letters you can use and tailor to your specific needs. 

Example one

You are the greatest blessing God has given me, and I’m thankful for you every day. You have been by my side through thick and thin and have always lifted my spirits even when I felt hopeless. I’m very blessed to have a person like you in my life. I just want to let you know that I appreciate all that you have done for me and I’m truly grateful for everything.

Example two

Good friends are a rarity these days and genuine ones are even harder to find. You are one of the best friends I’ve ever had and I thank my lucky stars for the day you walked into my life. You always make me laugh and help lift my spirits even when I'm feeling down or discouraged.

You are everything a person could want in someone they call a friend. Thank you for loving me, being there for me, and being such an amazing friend. It’s because of you that I believe friendship is the most precious gift a person can give.

Example three

I can never go wrong in life because I have your support. You have always been there, offered me wisdom, and encouraged me. Even during the worst times, you gave me courage and helped me to keep moving forward.

You were there when nobody else was and I want you to know that I will do the same for you. Thank you for being such an amazing friend.

Example four

A person you can trust blindly is a person you should hold very dear. You are that person for me. You have trusted me even when I wasn't sure I deserved your trust. In return, I have trusted you with the secrets of my life.

You're strong, independent, caring, selfless, and you inspire me to become a better person. Thank you for being there for me and showing me what it looks like to trust.

Example five

Thank you for making me feel special and making my life feel like an amazing journey. You turn the simplest of days into extraordinary ones just by being you. You never fail to make me laugh and you always help restore my spirits when I start feeling down.

Thank you for supporting me and sticking by me even when I had crazy ideas doomed to fail. Thank you for always being there for me. I hope that whenever you need me, you know I’ll be there for you. You mean the world to me.

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Send Your Thanks

Words are more than letters and spaces. They are the reflection of our thoughts and emotions. In a time when sending letters and greeting cards becomes less and less prevalent, sending a thank you note to a friend can mean the world.

Come up with a special way to show gratitude and express yourself. Go beyond a simple text message and send a heartfelt note that tells your friend exactly how you feel.

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