What are your thoughts?
Do you hate writing thank you notes? I've worked out a really easy template:
Dear [name],Obviously, it changes a bit when the thank you is in reference to a job interview, but this should at least get you started.
Thank you ["so"/"very"] much for the [gift/"generous gift"]. [Specify why you like it and/or how you will use it and/or something, anything positive you can think of. Even if the sweater looks like something the dog vomited, say how warm it is!]
More importantly, thank you for ["remembering"/"attending"/"recognizing" event]. Your continued ["love"/"support"/"mentorship"/etc., pick 2] has meant so much to me over the ["years"/"past few months"/etc.]
Again, thank you.