Post # 1
My boss (who was not invited to the wedding) gave me a gift certificate. I’m struggling with the wording of the thank you card. She is very high-society and proper, I don’t want to make any faux pas! Here is what I have so far (copied from a different website):
Thank you both so much for the thoughtful gift certificate. (husband) and I look forward to purchasing new appliances for our kitchen with it. Thanks again for thinking of us during this special time in our lives.
Am I the only one who thinks this is too short? does anyone have any suggestions for some kind of conclusion sentence I could add?
Also, how do you start this greeting without “Dear“? (Dear seems too personal for a boss.)
Post # 3
@janie-janie: How formal is your office setting, and how close are you to your boss?
I would address a thank you note to my boss “Dear Pete and Carmen,” – but I am on a first name basis with both my boss and his wife, and I would be writing a more casusal letter to thank them.
If the thank you were being addressed to a more senior supervisor, or some with whom I have a more formal relationship it would be written: “Dear Mr. and Mrs. Bree,” – while I may call Mr. Bree by his first name in the office, I do not know his wife, and I do not know him socially, only professionally. The letter would still begin with “Dear” because it is a common salutation, and if the couple were kind enough to give you a gift, they should be open to a friendly greeting.
As for lengthening the note – if you have your eye on a particular appliance, you may want to mention that.
“We are considering a double oven, and I’m already imaginging roasting our first Thanksgiving turkey!” or
“We’ve been looking at refrigerators and are having a lot of fun shopping together.” or
“We’re leaning towards an espresso machine – I might finally kick my morning Starbucks habit!”
If you added a sentence like that, then I’d suggest that your sentence “Thanks again for thinking of us…” would be the conclusion.