There are several gift-giving seasons throughout the year. Weddings, graduations, showers and birthdays are times when your family, friends and loved ones will want to give you a celebratory gift. It is always important to thank the giver for a gift that you have received. It is proper for you to hand write a note that shows that you appreciate the thought, time and the gift that was given. When you get a crystal vase or a birthday bouquet, you will specifically mention the item. On the other hand, it is in poor taste to mention money or cash when it is given to you. There is a proper way to thank the giver for their gift of cash.
Choose a blank card or piece of stationery to write your message on.
Begin the thank you by mentioning the person by name. For example "Dear Aunt Annie and Uncle Freeman," "Dear Mr. and Mrs. Little" or "Dear Sterling and Kate." It is always correct to mention the gift giver when opening the thank you message.
Write, "I (or we) want to thank you for sharing in my (our) special day. It means a lot that you could be there with us," or, "that you thought of us."
Continue by mentioning the gift of money in one of several ways. "We are thankful for your gift. We have been saving for a down payment for our first home and this will go into our fund." "I want to thank you for your gift. It is going to help me buy my school books when I get ready for this first year at college." It is always nice to mention how the gift will be used.
Close your personal message by writing, "With many thanks," and sign your name. For a more personal friend or family member you can close by writing, "With my love and appreciation."
Items you will need
- Thank you card or stationery
- Make sure to place the emphasis on the giver and not on yourself when writing a thank you note for money.
- Never mention the words "cash," "money," "check" or the monetary amount, such as "one hundred dollars," in your note. It is considered bad etiquette to do so.