(Closed) proper thank you greeting for boss?

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
735 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@janie-janie: How formal is your office setting, and how close are you to your boss?

I would address a thank you note to my boss “Dear Pete and Carmen,” – but I am on a first name basis with both my boss and his wife, and I would be writing a more casusal letter to thank them.

If the thank you were being addressed to a more senior supervisor, or some with whom I have a more formal relationship it would be written: “Dear Mr. and Mrs. Bree,” – while I may call Mr. Bree by his first name in the office, I do not know his wife, and I do not know him socially, only professionally.  The letter would still begin with “Dear” because it is a common salutation, and if the couple were kind enough to give you a gift, they should be open to a friendly greeting.

As for lengthening the note – if you have your eye on a particular appliance, you may want to mention that. 

“We are considering a double oven, and I’m already imaginging roasting our first Thanksgiving turkey!”  or

“We’ve been looking at refrigerators and are having a lot of fun shopping together.”  or

“We’re leaning towards an espresso machine – I might finally kick my morning Starbucks habit!” 

If you added a sentence like that, then I’d suggest that your sentence “Thanks again for thinking of us…” would be the conclusion.

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