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. Thank you messages for friends are such a blessing and deserve all the care you can afford them. They're perfect on their own or as an accompaniment to other gestures. Try these phrases when you send a thank you card for friends. 

Give Your Dear Friend the Recognition They Deserve

 Dear Laura, 

 You’re the kindest person I know, and you often don’t get the credit you deserve. Well, that needs to stop! This is just a thank you note to say "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. And thank you for the thoughtful and generous gift.

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. You're such an amazing friend and you've affected my life in such a positive way. Thank you for being you! 

 Love you forever! 


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Tell Them What They Mean to You

 Dear Friend, 

 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 and our awesome and crazy friendship. 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.

Show Them You Appreciate Them for Them

  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. 

 You're such a sweet friend. 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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When Your Friend Becomes More Than That

 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 such a wonderful friend and 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. I'm thankful for all the sweet (and naughty) memories we've created together. 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, 


Take Responsibility When They're the Better Friend

 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.   Friends eat crow sometimes, and this is me, admitting I don't deserve you.

 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.  Only you could let me off the hook for that. 

 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! 

 Friends forever (whether you like it or not),


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A floral thank you card design.

Thanking Your Best Friend for a Gift

 Dear Danita,  

 Imagine my surprise when I pulled up in front of the house this evening to find a package with your name on it. I can't believe you got this for me! It's such a lovely gift that I don't know what to say. You've always been my guardian angel, but this is just too much. To say it's a thoughtful gift doesn't do it justice. There are so few people that know me like you do, and I'm forever grateful.   

 I love the sweet words in your card. You've always been a positive influence in my life and this appreciation message can't possibly do that justice. I was living such a dull life before we met, and now I can't imagine what friendship means without you. Thanks for being such a special friend. I'm the luckiest person I know ... or maybe the second. I am pretty great, you know! Thank you can love you!   

Your bestie,    



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, sending handwritten appreciation messages is 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 send a thank you note.