(Closed) thank you card question- monetary gifts

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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196 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I was told to say what it will be used for – but that could just be my family, friends, etc.  It could differ.  I would say thanks and it will be helpful in buying a house or something like that – they don’t need to know it is going to help pay off the dinner and dancing you provided! 🙂

Post # 4
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694 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

in your case, I would just be vague, but very gracious: Thank you so much for your generous gift, it is going to be so helpful as we start our married life together! We enjoyed your company at the wedding/ it was so nice to see you again…

Post # 5
Bee
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

Basically I was going to say what Natakie said: "We were touched by your very generous gift…" That type of thing.

Post # 6
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584 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I would say something about a "nest egg"… it’s vague enough, and from my googling seems to mean either money you’re saving for something specific (e.g. house), or else just a chunk of money that starts your serious savings. (The technical definition apparently is a fake egg you put in a nest to get the hen to lay… so I guess the idea is that if you already have some money in savings, you’ll want to make it grow?)

Post # 7
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1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

The information I have on thanking people for monetary gifts is to thank them for their generosity or kind gift and not mention the money. You can mention it’s a aiding you in your start as a married couple. Really, is that worse than saying you’re buying silverware?

Post # 9
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1078 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I would say something like…

"We are so happy you were able to share our special day with us. It was great seeing you at the wedding. Also, thank you so much for the generous gift! We plan to purchase a few of the remaining items on our registry with it."

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