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Best Friend Thank You Card Ideas

Best Friend Thank You Card Ideas

Best Friend thank you card ideas

Friends do for each other, and they don’t ask anything in return. That’s one of friendship’s defining characteristics, and it’s particularly true for best friends. Your pal knows you better than anyone, as you do them. You’ve likely had each other’s backs for years, and you share an unspoken language of gratitude that transcends a simple “thank you.” 

 “Unspoken” is the term we want to address with this article. Whether they mean to or not, people often take this unspoken reciprocity for granted. They don’t give their best friend the same overt gratitude they would give to a more distant acquaintance because they know their friend isn’t expecting it. 

 But just because they don’t need to be thanked, it would probably still make them feel good because sometimes the things that go unsaid are the most impactful things you can say. The problem is that you might not have the words to express your feelings adequately.  

 Let us help. At Simply Noted, we’ve seen a lot of thank you cards (hundreds of thousands at least), so we know how to express the gratitude you can’t quite voice. Below you find some best friend thank you card ideas you can use to say “thanks” the next time you want to.

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A crosshatch thank you card design.


Gratitude can take many forms — gifts, hugs, words of encouragement, and more. But nothing says “thanks” better than a handwritten card. They’re perfect on their own or as an accompaniment to other gestures. Try these phrases in your next best friend thank you card. 

 Dear Laura, 

 You’re the kindest person I know, and you often don’t get the credit you deserve. Well, that needs to stop! Thank you for our friendship. Thank you for your undying loyalty. Thanks for listening when I need you to and talking for me when I can’t. You’re the warmest, most caring person I know, and I owe you more than I can ever repay. Thanks for being there for me whenever I need you. You’re the best friend I’ve ever had, and I couldn’t imagine what my life would be like without you. Thank you for being you! 

 Love you forever! 


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 Dear Bill, 

 I have a lot of good things in my life — a job I love, a family who loves me, a beautiful house, and all the money I need. But you sit above all of that. You’re like the brother I never had. You’ve been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, the right hand to my left. If I haven’t said it recently (and I probably haven’t) thank you for sticking with me.  

 I’m indebted to you, my friend. You’ve always given me great advice, you pick me up when I fall apart, and you’re the only one that’s straight with me, even when I don’t want to hear it. Thanks for being the friend I need when I need you. If I never had another, I’d be okay. Thanks for your constant support! 

 Your best bud, 


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Thank you card with a whimsical design.


 Dearest Regina, 

 Everyone should be as lucky as I am to have a friend like you, and I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know how much I appreciate your friendship. You’ve always been someone I can trust with every part of me. You know the good, the bad, and everything in between…and you still like me! That alone qualifies you as Friend of the Year. 

 Please know that I love everything about you, too. You’re warmth, honesty, courage, and sense of humor always bring me back to center, even when things are at their craziest. You are and have always been, the light of my life, and I’m grateful for all the years we’ve known each other. I couldn’t ask for a better best friend! 

 Thanks from the bottom of my heart, 


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 Dear Ted, 

 They say you only get one BEST friend, but I feel so lucky because I have two — and they’re both you! You’ve been my lifelong friend from childhood, and I value those years more than you know. Your friendship helped to shape the person I’ve become.  

 Fast forward, and now you’re also my husband! We redesigned our friendship the moment we fell in love, and now I feel I have two relationships with you, our close childhood friendship and our mature, loving friendship. Both have been based on total honesty, which has meant more to me than anything. Thank you so much for completing me in ways I never expected when we walked home from elementary school together. I love you so much! 

 Your loving wife, 



 Dear John, 

 You’re a true friend. You’ve been with me through the good times and stuck around through the bad. You didn’t even ditch me after that fight we had years ago that almost came to blows. You would have been well within your rights to write me off completely after that, but you didn’t. And that’s a testament to the kind of person you are. You’re loyal and dependable even when everyone around you, me included, are being selfish, self-involved jerks.  

 You might not know this, but I’ve modeled myself after you. You have all the qualities I wish I had more of, and I use you as a meter stick for my self-improvement. Thank you for showing me a better way to be; you’ve helped make me more patient, resilient, open, and aware of other people. I appreciate you so much, and I’ve probably never let you know. 

 So this is me, letting you know what a fantastic friend you’ve been. Thanks for always being there for me, even when I make it difficult. You’re the best friend I’ve ever had, and I though I should make sure you know it. Cheers! 

 Your pal forever (whether you like it or not), 


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A floral thank you card design.


Now that you have some inspiration get a handwritten card in the mail to your friend today. Send one to everyone you love while you’re at it! With Simply Noted, it’s easy.  

 We’ve automated the handwriting process with a fleet of the most advanced handwriting robots available. We built them from the ground up to create the most convincing handwritten cards possible. If you don’t tell them, your friends will never know you didn’t write the cards yourself, especially if you opt to have us create a custom handwriting font based on your handwriting style. We’re the best way to say thank you.