Thanksgiving Day Letter to Friends

By | November 22, 2016

Thanksgiving is a great time to tell all the people whom you love and care about what they mean to you, and how much you value their existence in your life. It is the perfect opportunity to write an old fashioned letter to express your feelings, especially if you do not live in the same city as they do. And even if you do, a letter is such a beautiful way of connecting with your friends, as opposed to the usual communication methods such as short message services (SMS) and e-cards.

While you do not need to wait for an occasion to write to your friends, Thanksgiving gives you a reason to reach out to them in a manner that they are sure to deem personal. This holiday is much more than festivities and a turkey on the table! Expressing your gratitude or love through a letter is the easiest thing, especially if you are good with words. What can one possibly write in a Thanksgiving letter to a friend?

Well, there are no rules dictating what should be written. A holiday letter is a personal thing and you don’t really need to depend on sample letters. However, if you are stumped for ideas, here is one that you can refer to for help:


Thanksgiving Day Letter to Friends


November 22, 2016

Jane Austin
1883 Bush Road
Cresco, PA 89383


Dear Jane:

It has been much too long since the last time we communicated. This year on Thanksgiving, I cannot help but feel a bit nostalgic, as I keep remembering the times that you spent Thanksgiving Day at my place. This year, will be different since you do not live in the city anymore.

Nothing much has changed here – Thanksgiving Day has always been a joy and I am hoping it will be this year too. The entire family is gathering at our house for turkey and mashed potatoes. In addition to the regular menu, we will be having apple pie that my sister Kelly bakes so well! You can imagine the festivities that will ensue!

Even though I look forward to all that Thanksgiving Day will bring in terms of family togetherness and yummy food, I cannot help but feel a twinge of sadness knowing that you will not be able to join us. I have always considered you part of my family and hope that you get to spend this special day with at least some fervor. I will be thinking about you.

Wishing you all the contentment and happiness on this Thanksgiving Day and throughout the coming year. I hope to hear back from you soon.



Gail Topworth