(Closed) Thank you cards for gifts of money…

posted 8 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Would you tell them how you spent the money?
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  • Post # 3
    5147 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Don’t mention “money”.

    Say “thank you for your generous gift, we used it towards a new _______” or”thank you for your generous gift, it will be very helpful when we _______” 

    Just tell them something you bought recently, or something you’re saving for. (And don’t tell the entire family the same item, in case they happen to discuss it.)

    Or even just “thank you for your generous gift and joining us in celebration of our marriage”.

    But don’t say “money”, replace any time you would say “money” with something like “generous gift” or “wonderful gift”.

    Post # 4
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Exactly what abbyful said…you should say “generous gift” and you can say you are saving it to buy a house, you can say it was nice to have to help you get started in newlywed life or you could say it was great to have on the honeymoon.

    Only one of my cash gifts did I refer to it as money and thats because it was a joint gift from two of my best friends from college – and I told them exactly what I spent it on on our honeymoon!

    Post # 6
    459 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I second abbyful–don’t use the word “money.”

    For people who gifted me money for my wedding, I did not have a sentence in the thank you card on what we spent it on (or could spend it on). For starters, we just put the money in our bank account, so it is not like we spent it on anything in particular (besides to replace the $$ we spent on the wedding)! Most of all, though, I have found it awkward in the past when I have gotten thank you cards that have said what they have done with the money. Once I got a thank you card that said that my gift helped them complete their registry. All I could think was, “If I knew you would use it to complete your registry, I would have just bought you something off of the registry!”

    Post # 7
    546 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I would avoid saying ‘money’ as well…it just sounds off to me.  We didn’t buy anything specific with people gifts either…it just went into our bank account.  So, I said something like, “Thank you for your generous gift, we were able to use it to help us on our honeymoon” or something similar.  Or you can maybe say what you might be saving up to buy, like a house together or something.

    Post # 8
    684 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

     We actually used ours to pay off some debt. I wish I could of used it on cool stuff but I really needed to pay off some student loans.

     I just said ” Just a quick note saying Thank you attending our wedding, and for your generous gift of money. We hope you enoyed the wedding as much as we enjoyed having you there! Sending you warm wishes and blessing this holiday season. Take care and hope to hear from you again soon!


     Short, simple and sweet.

    Post # 9
    1675 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Agreed with what all the others have said. I think it’s nice to mention what you have put it toward, or plan to put it toward in the future. It also helps to fill up some space on the card, which I’ve found can sometimes be hard to say!

    My thank you cards for those who gave money say someting along the lines of, “Thank you so much for attending our wedding and being an important part of our day. Thank you also for your generous gift – we have put it toward our newly purchased bedroom and dining room furniture.”

    My favourite thank you card that we’ve ever received was from one of DH’s guy friends. Clearly his wife made him write our card (good for her!) and it said, “Thanks for the $. We bought a new car.” I died laughing..it was such a boy thing to write!

    Post # 11
    3564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We just said thank you so much for your generous gift, and then went on to say how happy we were that they were able to join us. I didn’t mention what we did with the money, since most of it went into savings/to pay off credit card bills. Didn’t really want to write that in the card. I personally don’t think you have to specify unless you want to. 

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