‘THANK YOU’ is not just a two-word saying, but it is a sign of good manners. It is a sign of recognition of goodness. When someone congratulates or wishes you, does that gives you a good feeling? If yes, then saying thank you to those people who showed their goodness will equally provide them a good feeling as well. Thanking everyone just helps in empowering the act of giving and compassion. If you show your gratitude to those people who congratulated or wished you on any occasion just reflects your indebtedness and appreciation towards them. This significantly empowers the generosity of both the giver and the recipient.

Being a professor is a really tedious task because people constantly converse with me about the career advice and frankly, I just want to help everyone. But, it is not possible. It is really shocking when I do give my personal referral, yet rarely receive a Thank You. It is a powerful two-word saying which is essential for making or breaking the employee, professional relationships, career and job opportunities. If you just show a small courtesy to the people congratulating you or wishing you creates a significantly powerful response. People giving you time for discussing your career aspirations, making time to meet you and interview you deserves a simple thank you.


There are numerous reasons when people wish you or congratulate you. Some of those occasions include promotion at work, baby shower, marriage anniversary, milestone birthday, new job, much more. And seriously, not only you but even at first I usually got confused about how we say thank you for the congratulations or wishes. So, today we are here with some of the best messages which can help you all in finding out the best thank you message associated with the particular occasion.

Response to congratulation letter

Thank you.
Thanks so much for thinking of me.
It was so nice to hear from you.
I’m highly thankful to you for your kind and affectionate letter congratulating me on promotion (wedding, having a baby).
I felt glad to be surrounded by your love and blessings.
I guess I was just lucky.
I can assure you, it was a team effort.
I’m grateful for your wishes and greetings on the occasion of me becoming a mother.
Thank you for your support.
Reading your letter full of good words gives me happiness and fine feelings.

How to respond to congratulations email, message or note

Thank you for the congratulations.
Thank you so much for recognizing my efforts.
It’s good to hear from you.
Thank you very much for your kind and encouraging email.
I was lucky this time.
Thanks for taking the time to drop me your kind note.
Thanks everyone for thinking about me. I appreciate it!
It was nice to receive such good luck wishes.
Thank you so much for your message. I was really surprised (pleased)!
Thanks. We all had a part in the results.
Thanks a lot for such a kind gesture. Colleagues like you make the work so worthwhile.
Your blessings are a source of a great inspiration for me.
We appreciate your kindness to drop us a congratulation note on our wedding day.

Like there are numerous reasons to say thank you, there are numerous ways as well. For instance, you can use quotes to thank parents or teachers or any person who wished you, congratulated you or helped you. Apart from the thank you messages, you can send people quotes or letters or poems as well. Saying Thank You is all about acknowledging the person who did something for you. It is actually a small payment which you did forward to them and leaves an echo among those people behind you making the same request. Here, I just want to give you few tips to show your appreciation.

  • While saying Thank You just be genuine in your words. And really don’t expect anything in return from the person. Your thank you just give that person a good feel.
  • Just be specific about the thank you words and use the name of a person. It will make your appreciation more meaningful.
  • Choose the words and match them perfectly with your body language and eye contact. Just be confident while praising the person who helped you or congratulated you.
  • Think of some special ways for saying thank you.
  • Write a simple thank you card or a note which is one of the simplest act of saying thank you to the person.
  • Just say a simple thank you soon after the event because it will leave a powerful impact.

Saying Thank You is quiet really important because it changes a life. You might think that how a simple thank you can change our life? Yes, guys, a simple thank you with a smile on your face can change the world. Because it is the smile which easily ripples around and it can simply change a bad day into a good one. When someone helps you, it is your gratitude which can do wonders. Actually, by saying thank you are just sharing a bit of your heart. You must say thank you when someone gives you a compliment and there are numerous ways to say thanks to people who give you compliments or wishes or greetings.

Also see: How to Say Thank You for Birthday Wishes

Not only it is important to say thank you for the congratulations, but it is really important to say thanks to your teacher, who help us like another mom in school or college, say thanks to boss or manager for recommending your name for a project or promotion and as I said that there are numerous reasons to thank you. If you will start saying thank you over the small things, then bigger things will eventually start appearing. Though they won’t appear overnight, but yes, if you will notice the little things and be thankful to them, then it will help you in opening up to the little things will lead to bigger ones. With your simple thank you, you can even include a thank you letter, which you might have to learn about before writing it.

So, guys, this is all about how to say thank you for the congratulations. In simple words, say thank you to the people and make this world a better place to live in because it helps in improving the relationships between people.