Post # 1
How do I properly thank someone for a gift? Let me explain.My mother’s youngest sister is unable to attend, but sent us a check. How do I thank her without saying, "Thanks for the bucks. Sorry I’ve only met you once."?
I should add that I think I’ve only met her once. She’s about 17 years younger than my mother, so they don’t hang out, and we have an interesting family dynamic. I wouldn’t dream of calling her Aunt blahblah.
Should I suck it up and call her Aunt blahblah in the thank-you (even though I NEVER refer to her that way)?
I don’t know why this got posted in music!! ahhh! how do i fix it?
Post # 3
I received checks from relatives that either myself or Darling Husband have only met once. For the thank yous, I simply wrote:
Dear (I used first names, no Aunt or Uncle unless I actually called them that)
Thank you so much for the wedding gift. It was such a sweet and thoughtful gesture, and it is very much appreciated. We are sorry you are unable to attend our wedding. But you are in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you again for your thoughtfulness.
There you have it. I kept it all short and simple. I didn’t specify it was money, but i let the person know that I appreciated the gift and that i thought it was thoughtful. Not sure how other bees worded their thank yous. Maybe someone has something a little less cheesy?
Post # 4
For a cash gift, you can always specify how you might want to use it. Like "Thank you so much for your generous gift, we know it will go a long way in furnishing our new home!"