Saying Thank You for Cash…

posted 3 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
7911 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

You cant go wrong with a handwritten thank you note. Always classy and appreciated/. 

Post # 4
3777 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I would send a nice thank you card and say that their gift helped y’all do a little something for yourselves during the Holiday Season.

Post # 5
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

@MrsD41503:  Phone them and send a note. That is so nice – and they will be happy to know that you really appreciate it.

Post # 6
2414 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I’d send them a handwritten note to thank them for their thoughtfulness and generosity.  If you used it for something in particular, you could include that as well, ie:  if you used it to buy supplies for a gingerbread house, or to take your kids out to a Christmas show or something, you could include that info.  My cousins always send us photos of their kids wearing/playing with your gift.  It’s sweet.  I don’t get to see them often, so its a nice touch.

Post # 7
1666 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@MrsD41503:  Send a nice card. You can write something like:

Dear [ enter names here ],

Thank you so much for the thoughtful gift and lovely card. We truly appreciate you thinking of us during the holiday season.


[ Enter names here ]


If you want, you can always add a bit more to the actual note or mention what you used the money for. That would be a good start.

Post # 8
2687 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

@MrsD41503:  I just call them up and say “thank you”. 

Post # 9
170 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Send a note and tell them what you did / are planning to do with the money. Something along the lines of: “Thank you so much for your generous gift! We’re planning a relaxing night at out favorite resturant after the holiday”.


I always like to let people know what I’m doing with money if I’m given it. Though if you wind up using it to pay a bill or something maybe don’t mention that.

Post # 10
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@MrsD41503:  I am all about hand written thank you cards. You can get a lovely Christmas themed one to fit the holidays too.

Whenever I am given cash instead of thanking them for “the money” I thank them for the opportunity to “____” and insert something nice like going to dinner at X or buying a new X or going to see X movie with popcorn etc. I try to make it more meaningful and less about the money itself.

Post # 11
179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

What a nice surprise for you.  Gotta say your mom is wrong on this one – you need to send a handwritten note of appreciation. 

Your relative probably remembers how it can be tough when first married (even a year or two) and realizes that with the holidays here, cash is always a safe gift (& much cheaper to mail).  You might not think  you’re super close, but maybe they are feeling closer to you since your wedding (I’m assuming they were invited) and wants to continue & build a stonger relationship.


Post # 12
872 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MrsD41503:  aw how sweet! I would send a note that tells them thanks and how you plan on using it (unless you use it for bills or something, then I would make up a fun way to use it and tell them that! lol 🙂 )

Post # 13
11598 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You should always send a handwritten thank you note for gifts you receive!  Mention what you’re going to use the gift for and thank them again!

Post # 14
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’d send a thank you note and say thank you so much for your generous gift, we will certainly put it to good use. 

The end!

Post # 15
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would definitely write them a hand-written thank you note, and thank them for their “Very generous gift”, then say something you’ll be using it for, like “We can’t wait to go out for a nice dinner on New Year’s Eve–All this ramen at home is getting old!”

Post # 16
3230 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1997

I agree that nothing beats a hand-written, snail-mail thank-you note. That’s all that’s required, IMO.

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