How to Write a Letter of Appreciation to Grandma or Grandpa

How to Write a Letter of Appreciation to Grandma or Grandpa

Have you been thinking of writing a letter to grandma or grandpa to let them know you appreciate them or to say thank you for that gift they gave you?

If you’re thinking of writing that letter or note, following are some pointers for writing your letter:

  • Make an attempt to do a hand-written letter, it means a lot to your grandparents to see your handwriting on paper.
  • Use white or pastel colored paper. Avoid using neon colors as these colors are difficult to read from.
  • Place your address on the left-hand corner of your letter so your grandma or grandpa won’t have to search for your address in their address book to respond to you.
  • Include the date you wrote the letter, this is very important because it marks the date you wrote to them.
  • Always open your letter with a pleasant salutation such as ‘Dear Grandma’ or ‘Dear Grandpa’.
  • Write your message of appreciation or thank you note. This is called the body of your letter.
  • Include a pleasant closing to your letter such as: Affectionately Yours, Fondly Yours, Love, Hugs and Kisses, With Care, Your Loving Grandson, Your Loving Granddaughter.
  • Sign your name at the end of your letter.
  • Proofread your letter for typos, additions, or corrections.

Example of a short letter:

Johnny Be Good

123 Good Apple Avenue

Oakdale, Minnesota 55123

January 9, 2013

Dear Grandma,

I hope this letter finds you in good health as the last time I saw you. I am doing well and thought I’d take this time to say hello and thank you for the books you gave me during our last visit. You always seem to know what type of books I like.

The weather has been just beautiful out here and we’re all doing great. I hope grandpa is well, please give him my regards. How are those tomatoes doing in your garden? I remember you were going to plant those tomatoes right before I left for Minnesota, please let me know how they’re doing.

Well, I hope you enjoy the rest of your day or evening. For now I have to get to class but wanted to let you know I’m thinking of you and look forward to staying in touch.

Your Loving Grandson,


If you’ve been putting off writing to your grandparents simply because you didn’t know how to write that letter or note, hopefully the pointers above will help guide you to write that letter or note to your grandma or grandpa. Let them know you appreciate them. It will mean a lot to them.

Nothing fancy, just a simple ‘I care’ note or letter will go a long ways. So go ahead, surprise your grandparents with a gesture of appreciation. Your letter or note will surely put a smile on their face and they’ll remember you.