Q: As I’m sitting down to write thank you notes for our wedding gifts, I’m at a loss for exactly how to word thank yous for money! What’s the best way to artfully handle this type of thank you note?
A: First, check out our guidelines for well-worded thank you notes. But instead of writing, â€œThank you for the Crock Pot,â€ refer to the giver’s generosity a bit more obliquely. Try phrases such as:
~ â€œThank you for your very generous gift.â€
~ â€œYour thoughtful gift is so appreciated.â€
~ â€œWe are so thankful for your kind gift.â€
Depending upon your relationship with the giver, you might choose to follow up your thank you with a reference to your plans for the money. Add in a phrase such as:
~ â€œJames and I are saving up for a home, and this will be a big help.â€
~ â€œCarter and I are looking forward to indulging in some excursions on our honeymoon.â€
It’s wholly unnecessary (and really quite crass) to refer to the dollar amount of a cash gift in a thank you note.
Follow these tactics and you’ll have those notes knocked out in no time! Happy writing!