Money thank you note samples. Thanking people for money can be awkward. Is it ok to name the amount? Should you say what you’re going to use it for? Do you do it at all?
The answers are: it depends, yes, and YES.
First, the amount. The giver knows it and it’s tacky to specify it. You can refer to it as “money” or “gift” or “present”, but saying “thank you for the $100” just doesn’t hit the ear correctly.
Second, the use. It’s a nice personal touch to say what you plan to do with it, whether you plan to save it or spend it. If you plan to use it for something too personal to specify, it’s fine to say something like, “It will go to good use,” or “I can certainly use this,” or similar.
Lastly, thanking someone for money is a must. Some people find it uncomfortable but it’s absolutely the right thing to tell the recipient you received it and appreciated it.
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One Christmas, mom decreed that she was no longer going to remind her children of their thank you note duties. As a result, their grandmother never received acknowledgments of the generous checks she had given.
The next year things were different, however.
“The children came over in person to thank me,” the grandparent told a friend triumphantly.
“How wonderful!” the friend exclaimed. “What do you think caused the change in behavior?”
“Oh, that’s easy,” the grandmother replied. “This year I didn’t sign the checks.”