Who is Heidi Bender?

Heidi Bender is a writer and author who founded Tons of Thanks, a website that helps people write thank-you messages. She is also a cat lady who writes about cats on her website, The Joy of Cats.

Heidi has contributed articles to The Good Men Project, Wealth of Geeks, and Up Journey. She is an MSN direct publisher with bylines on the AP News Wire. 


Heidi Bender’s first book, A Modern Guide to Writing Thank-You Notes, was published in 2016.

The book is a reference guide to teach people how to write a thank-you note. The book provides guidance and examples for common situations, such as baby showers, weddings, and graduations.

Examples are also provided for other situations where people may want to express gratitude, such as to the pet groomer or to thank their boss for a raise. 

Heidi’s Websites

Heidi Bender founded a few websites as she enjoys writing on several topics. 

Tons of Thanks

Heidi Bender started Tons of Thanks in 2014. The website provides thousands of thank you note examples written by Heidi, more than what can fit into a paperback. 

Heidi is on a mission to help people write the best thank-you notes possible. Heidi is an expert thank-you note writer. She started writing thank-you notes as a child, as instructed by her mom and continues to write handwritten thank-you cards as an adult. 

Tons of Thanks also covers career and family topics, along with funny memes. 

She also has an Etsy shop featuring PDF printable thank you cards and more.  

The Joy of Cats

Heidi Bender began writing about cats in 2016 when she started The Joy of Cats. Heidi has been living with cats since 2003 and enjoys writing about her cat experiences. 

The most cats Heidi has had at once is twelve, with four of them being outdoor community cats coming to her yard for food and shelter. Heidi became involved with Trap-Neuter-Return when a feral mother cat had kittens in her yard in 2017. 

She also discovered that she likes painting cat art.

Organist Heidi

Heidi’s journey into writing began in 2010 when she started her website, Organist Heidi, to document her adventure of learning to play the organ as an adult. 

Heidi Bender Social Profiles

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Heidi Bender Contact

Heidi can be contacted at heidi@heidibender.com.

Heidi Bender

1416 S. Main St. Ste 220 #105

Adrian, MI 49221