(Closed) How to write sincere thank you cards for gifts you don't like? Help

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

How about something like the below-putting focus on their attendance rather than the gift?

Dear Aunt Bee and Uncle Albert,

Thank you for attending our wedding. Your support on our special day meant so much to us. We will never forget xyz (i.e. them dancing, their toast, their special words to you).

Thank you for the artwork. We hope to have a space to highlight it’s unique flare in our future home.

Again, thank you! We look forward to seeing you during the holidays.

Love,
Mr. and Mrs. Pink Sherbert

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Here’s a little tweak to @KH:‘s suggestion since you have no intention on displaying the artwork:

Dear Aunt Bee and Uncle Albert,

Thank you for attending our wedding. Your support on our special day meant so much to us. We will never forget xyz (i.e. them dancing, their toast, their special words to you).

Thank you for the artwork. We are so appreciative of your thoughtfulness!

Again, thank you! We look forward to seeing you during the holidays.

Love,
Mr. and Mrs. Pink Sherbert

 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

I find that it’s never difficult to be gracious about someone taking the time and energy into giving me a gift, even if the gift in question is a hideous piece of art that may or may not include dogs playing poker.  Focus on how touched you were by the gesture and not the instrument of ther generosity, it’s much easier.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Nona99:  hideous piece of art that may or may not include dogs playing poker  I have received this gift before!  ha

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@Nona99:  This!

I’ve been struggling with this, and I found it a lot easier to focus on how appreciated the gesture was and how important our relationship with the giver is than the actual item itself.  I’ve written a few cards where I don’t even mention the specific item (rather “your thoughtful gift” or something like that) because it makes it much easier to thank them.  I also lead with the thanking so when the card goes into other avenues of thanks it’s (hopefully) not as noticeable that I didn’t dwell on the item.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I kept my thank you cards short and sweet.  You could try..

 

Dear Aunt Bee and Uncle Albert,

Thank you so much for the beautiful artwork. It was very kind of you.

We are so thankful that you were able to be part of our special day.

Lots of Love,

Mr. and Mrs. Pink Sherbert

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Nona99:  If someone gave you an original of dogs playing poker, I’m sure you would be estatic, ugly or not that painting is worth a hefty price tag.

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