Post # 1
Yesterday we got a card in the mail from a family member (on my side) who we aren’t super close with, and enclosed was $50 cash. They wrote to do something fun with it this holiday season.
We are a little tight on cash right now as many people are, so the $50 extra is much appreciated! I wanted to think of a cute way to tell them thank you for the money, I asked my mom who said “just send her a facebook message” but that seems so impresonal. I did send the couple a Christmas card with our family picture. Just a little something that I could send to say we appreciate the thought, gift of money, and let them know we are thinking of them, too.
Any ideas out there??
(I don’t think they know we are short on cash right now, the money wasn’t given for that reason. This same person gave us money last year around this time, however we were in the same city and had a gift for the couple to exchange…They also sent us a visa gift card when we moved in our home earlier this year. They’re just incredibly thoughtful and I want to somehow say thanks.)
Post # 3
You cant go wrong with a handwritten thank you note. Always classy and appreciated/.
Post # 4
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
- 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
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
@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
- Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID
@MrsD41503: I just call them up and say “thank you”.
Post # 9
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
@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
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
@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
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
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.
Post # 15
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
I agree that nothing beats a hand-written, snail-mail thank-you note. That’s all that’s required, IMO.