How to thank you for money gifts
In this post, we will talk about writing thank you for money gifts and how to thank someone for a cash gift in different situations
Receiving a cash gift is exciting, no matter what age you are.
Be it a generous check for a wedding, a reward from a grandparent or a gift from your freelancing client; you should always write a thank you note for money gifts to show your gratitude and appreciation.
This simple gesture may sound small, but it is actually quite powerful.
However, people often struggle with knowing what to write in a thank you note or how to thank someone for a cash gift.
Since we don’t write these thank you notes often, we are often at a loss for words when we sit down to write. Writing a heartfelt thank you note for money gifts (or any gift for that matter) is not as difficult or awkward as you think.
You don’t have to sound perfect or poetic, but your words should be gracious and heartfelt.
Read on to learn how to thank someone for a cash gift.
In this guide, we will cover different scenarios for which you may have received the cash and how you can write a thank you note for it.
Follow these step-by-step instructions, and soon you will be a pro at writing thank you notes that will put a smile on anyone’s face.
A step-by-step guide to Thank You note for money or cash gifts
Step 1 – Start with a greeting
Lets talk a little bit about thank you card etiquette for money
Start with the word ‘Dear’ if it is a person you know well.
For example, if it’s your grandparents, you can start with, Dear Grandma and Grandpa.
If it’s an old friend, you can use their first name.
If it’s someone you are not particularly familiar with, you can use their last name.
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Lastname
Make sure you always use the correct form and spelling of the name of the person who you are addressing while writing any thank you note for gifts.
Step 2 – Express your gratitude.
There are a million creative ways to say thank you.
Remember who you are addressing and your particular style when you write down these words. Here are a few examples –
- Thank you so much for the gift for my graduation
- I appreciate that you…
- Thanks a million for …
- I want to thank you sincerely for…
- Thanks, it made my day when…
- I can’t thank you enough for…
- I want to give my many thanks for…
Step 3- Talk about specifics.
Add specific details in your thank you note to make it one of a kind.
If they did something to make the occasion special, mention that in the note. Explain how much you appreciate their gift and how to plan to use it.
- I plan to use the money you gave me to buy a new laptop.
- Now I can purchase the books that I planned to buy for a long time.
- Your generous gift will go into my savings and bring me closer to my dream vacation.
Step 4 – Inquire about the sender.
Ask about what is going on in their life or let them know that they are in your thoughts.
Use this thank you note to continue with the connection that you have.
- Looking forward to seeing you again.
- I know you had a promotion coming up.
- I will visit you as soon as I start college.
- We’re planning to be back there in December. Let’s make plans to meet again.
Step 5 – The signature
Make sure you end your thank you note in a pleasant and friendly manner.
You can sign off in different ways, depending on how familiar you are with the person.
- Many Thanks,
- Thanks again,
- Yours Truly,
- Much Love,
- Take Care,
- Thank you again,
- Hugs and Kisses,
- With Love,
- All my love,
There are so many different scenarios in which a thank you note would be appreciated.
Each scenario requires a little something different in the note. Here are a few situations that require you to pen down a few thank you words.
Ways to write a thank you note for money on social media
Social media is a popular medium to reach out to your well-wishers. While you should try your best to thank your family and friends individually, you can also address them in a common thank you post if you are short on time.
You can later update the gifters individually on how you spent the money.
Check out these samples on how to thank people for monetary gifts on social media.
Sample 1 – Thank you for Money Gift
I am extremely grateful for the money gifted to me by all my family and friends. Your support has been so helpful, and I can’t thank you all enough.
Sample 2 for thank you notes
To all my loved ones who joined in celebrating my (marriage, birthday, promotion), I can’t thank you enough for all the thoughtful gifts that you gave me. I plan to use the cash for (mention the purpose). Your support means everything to me.
Sample 3 for thank you notes
A big thank you to everyone who gifted me money after (mention the purpose). I appreciate your efforts. Your friendship and kind support mean the world to me.
Sample 4 for thank you notes
Thank you all for the generous gift to (mention cause). Through your donations, we will be able to accomplish (mention the goal). We appreciate your efforts.
Sample 5 for thank you notes
I don’t have enough words to express my gratitude for what I’m feeling right now. Thank you all for being an important part of my life and for all the thoughtful gifts I received. Your gifts mean the world to me.
Sample 6 for thank you notes
I can’t believe I have so many generous and wonderful friends in my life. Thank you to everyone for their love and support.
Sample 7 for thank you notes
Thank you everyone for all your love. I am touched and grateful for the gifts I have received during this critical time.
Thank you note for money received by mail
If a friend or relative has surprised you with a check or cash gift through the mail, you must reply by sending them a handwritten personalized thank you card for money.
These messages are for the center section of your card.
Sample 8 – thank you notes for money gifts
Thank you for the gift card to [store name]. I love shopping there. I picked out a dress that I was planning to buy for a long time.
Sample 9 – thank you notes for money gifts
Thank you for the birthday money. I had fun spending it on (name the store). I ordered a new book by (name the author) that I wanted to read for so long.
I am looking forward to the hours of enjoyable reading.
Sample 10 – thank you notes for money gifts
I was pleasantly surprised to see your card and check in the mail today. I am going to put it to good use. Thank you for always being so generous.
Sample 11 – thank you notes for money gifts
I appreciate the check you mailed. The timing was perfect, as I was not going to be able to pay the rent this month. I just can’t thank you enough for helping me during these difficult times. God bless!
Sample 12 – thank you notes for money gifts
Thank you for the graduation gift. I plan to add this money to my savings for future college-related expenses. I am grateful for the support you show through these kind gestures.
I’m looking forward to seeing you again soon.
Sample 13 – thank you notes for money gifts
The money you sent me is highly appreciated. I can’t thank you enough for your kind gesture!
Sample 14 – thank you notes for money gifts
Thank you for the beautiful card you sent for my birthday. Thank you for the enclosed check. I will definitely be thoughtful about spending it.
Thank you note for wedding money
A thank you note for money you receive at your wedding doesn’t have to be very long.
A long as it is personal and contains heartfelt words of gratitude; you can keep it short and sweet.
Let the person know, the money that they gave was welcome and was put to good use. Always send your thank you for money gift notes within three months of the wedding. Here are a few examples –
If you used the money for a specific purpose, let the gifter know about it.
Here are some examples of wedding thank you card wording for cash gift
Thank you for attending our wedding! We had a lovely day and were so happy that you were there. We are so grateful for your generous gift that we will be adding to our honeymoon fund. We will be sure to send you a postcard. Thanks again for joining us to celebrate our marriage.
Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding. (Your partner’s name) and I were thrilled with your generous gift. Thanks to you, we were able to purchase the (mention the product) that we had our eye on for our new home. We are looking forward to seeing you again over the holidays!
Thank you so much for being there on our wedding day. You helped make it truly unforgettable. Thank you for your gift! We used it to purchase(mention the product)!
Thank you notes for the guests that couldn’t attend the wedding
We are so sorry that you couldn’t make it to our wedding. We really missed you and wished you were here. We received your card and your generous gift. You helped us make our wedding even more special with your contributions.
Thank you so much for your generous wedding gift. I am so glad to have you as a friend. We wish you could have been there for the wedding day. It was not the same without you. Looking forward to many more opportunities to celebrate together!
Thank you for receiving a group gift
Thank you all for your generous contribution. It made planning our wedding so much easier. We are lucky to have such caring friends.
Thank you all again for being a part of our special day and for your generous gift! It means a lot to us that you traveled so far to celebrate our special day with us. (Partner’s name) and I are lucky to count you as our friends.
Thank you for attending a destination wedding
I can’t believe you flew so far to attend our wedding. It means a lot to us. We know it was a long trip, but it meant the world to us that you were there. I also want to thank you for your generous gift. You made our wedding day even more special with your contributions. Thank you for always supporting us. Best wishes!
Thank you note for graduation money
Whether you are graduating from high school, college, or trade school, you must send a thank you note to everyone who sent you a gift.
Try to write the note as quickly as possible after you receive the gift – ideally within a couple of weeks.
If you are struggling with how to thank someone for a cash gift, read these sample thank you notes.
Here are some examples of thank you note for graduation money
I am so happy that you could attend my graduation party. Thank you for coming and for the generous gift. I am going to use this money to buy (mention thing). Thank you again.
I was wonderful to look up into the crowd and see you smiling and cheering for me during the graduation ceremony. I was an important day for me, and I am glad that you were there to share it. Thank you for your graduation gift. I am going to use if for (mention the purpose). Much love!
Thank you so much for attending my graduation. I appreciate your kind and generous gift. You will always be a special friend to me.
Thank you notes for those who couldn’t attend the graduation
I missed you at my graduation party. Thank you for sending me the cash gift. I have been trying to save for my college expenses, and this money is a big boon for me. Thank you for always supporting me and being there for me.
I missed seeing you at my graduation. Thank you so much for the generous check. It will help with my college expenses and also to set up my new apartment.
I am extremely grateful for the support that you have given me through your gift. This generous check means a lot to me, especially as I am about to start college. Thank you for always believing in me and showing compassion and kindness whenever I needed your help.
Thank you note for funeral money
Family and friends often offer money as a form of condolence and to lessen the financial burden.
Proper etiquette requires that the family of the deceased send thank you notes to acknowledge the financial gesture and support given during this difficult time.
I would like to thank you for your kindness in remembering (Deceased’s Name) with your donation. The whole family appreciates your thoughtfulness and generosity.
We appreciate your generosity. We will use your donation to fund the beautiful headstone that will be made in honor of (Deceased’s Name). Thank you for caring so deeply for (Deceased’s Name). You have been a good (the type of relationship) to (him/her).
Thank you for helping us with the funeral expenses during these tough times. We are deeply touched by your generosity and kindness, which will never be forgotten.
Thank you for your thoughtful gesture during this difficult time. We will always be grateful for your help and kindness.
Thank you for your kind donation in honor of (Deceased’s name). The world is a kinder and better place because of people like you.
These are some of the example of funeral thank you notes for money.
Notes for when you plan to use the money for a charitable cause
Thank you for your generous donation in honor of (Deceased’s name). We are pleased to inform you that we will be paying it forward by donating the money to (name of the charity), which was dear to (Deceased’s name)’s heart. Thank you for your generosity and support.
Your generous donation in honor of (Deceased’s Name)’s memory touched us deeply. Together, we hope that our efforts will help eradicate (the name of the disease) in our lifetime so that no other family has to suffer the loss that we have. Thank you for your generosity and thoughtfulness, and may God bless you.
Thank you note for Christmas cash gift
Often our elders send money as Christmas gifts. The ideal way to send them a message of appreciation is through a handwritten note or card.
Thank you so much for the money that you sent to the children for Christmas. I will hand it over to them on Christmas Eve. They will call you on Christmas and wish you.
Your Christmas card arrived in the mail today, along with your generous check. There are a few items that are high on my Christmas lists, so I will use the money you’ve sent to purchase them. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness.
You made our Christmas celebration extra special this year with the money you sent. I was able to buy gifts for the children and something useful for myself this year. Thank you and God bless!
You are an angel for us. Thank you for the generous gift you gave for Christmas. May God bless you even more.
You are indeed a blessing to the family. Thank you for the cash gift this Christmas. I am touched beyond words with your thoughtful gesture. Have a blessed Christmas!
Thank you notes for when someone gave you a loan
In your thank you notes for loan or when someone lends big amount of money, you can mention the reason and write the note again when you repay the loan.
The lending/borrowing note examples:
I am very grateful to you for helping me out with a loan to cover the cost of (reason). As we have already discussed, I’ll repay you x amount until its paid off. I also promise you to take care of my finances in a better fashion and to save money every week to build up an emergency fun. Thank you for trusting me.
Thank you so much for letting me borrow money during this difficult time of my life. It has been stressful since the time I lost my job and haven’t been able to find one but I’ve. Not being able to pay all of my bills on time is very stressful. My new job starts next week which will help me be in a better financial position and repay you by [enter time, date – be specific]
Examples to thank your boss or a client for a cash gift
Here is how you can send a thank you for money gift to your boss or clients without disclosing reasons or details.
You can also check out christmas gifts to send to your clients.
#1 Thank you for the cash. I really appreciate it and will use it thoughtfully.
#2 I am grateful for the cash gift you gave me for my work. Thank you!
#3 You’re a wonderful boss! Thank you for the cash.
How to thank someone for a large sum of money
Okay.. this is for writing thank you notes for a money gift. We already covered thank you notes sample for when money was loaned.
…. it is difficult to express gratitude when you receive a large sum of money as a gift.
We always think – are words enough? do i deserve this huge money gift? etc etc.
But first, try to accept the gift without feel guilty.
I recommend writing a handwritten thank-you note because they are more personal and the receiver feels more loved.
… if you have the budget (you should NOT overdo this part), you can add in a thank you gift.
Thank you gift ideas for a large sum of money
- A thank-you dinner
- Send thank-you flowers
- Send pictures of what the money was used for. For example, you inside the car, your family and the house if it was mortgage payment etc.
- “before” and “after” photos
Example wording for thank-you notes for a large sum of money
Before you write the note, make sure you include how it helped you and be specific.
Thank you for the money for mortgage down payment note examples
#1 Thank you for enabling me to pay my first mortgage down payment. It is difficult to express my gratitude in words but I’ll try. It is only because of you, I was able to get a mortage for 15 years which is half of what it is normally. I appreciate your kindness and thank you again for sharing your money with me.
#2 Finally, we found the house we love and the deal is done. Thank you for the generous gift to help with the payment. It is because of you we have become proud owners of a beautiful house which we couldn’t have bought for a few more years. We’re excited to start this new chapter of our lives. Thank you again and we would love to have you over for dinner
Other large amounts of money thank you note examples
#1 Thank you for the generous cash you have gifted me. I’ll be using this towards remodelling my kitchen which has been pending for a few months now. I will love to have you over once it’s complete. You’re the best!
#2 Thank you for helping me with bills this year. I’ve struggled with finances every since the pandemic started and I lost my job. You’ll be happy to know that I have a new job and I’ve a plan to save money for future emergencies. I am making every effort to change my money habits. Thank you for all of your kindness and patience.
Dos and don’ts
Writing a thank you for money gift can be a difficult task. Here are a few more tips for making your thank you note just right.
1. Handwrite your thank you message
Though a printed card saves time, a handwritten note personalizes it and makes it special.
Everyone has unique handwriting, and that’s what gives your note a unique character.
2. Write in your style
While you may admire the words of a great writer or poet, using them in your thank you note may not be a good idea.
Your note should express your sentiments. Think about what you would say in person and pen down those thoughts on paper.
3. Use stationery that fits your style
Don’t just scribble a few words on any piece of paper. Think about what message you want to convey and choose the stationery accordingly.
Your stationery should also match with your character.
4. Be specific
You must mention personal details in your thank you note. Just referring to a great present means you can’t recall what you were sent.
Write about how to plan to use the gift or spend the money that you received.
1. Don’t wait too long
Don’t wait for days or weeks to write your thank you note. Ideally, you should send your thank you note within a week of getting the gift.
2. Don’t mention the monetary amount
Don’t mention the amount of money you received. The sender knows that they sent you. Instead, you can compliment them on their generosity.
3. Don’t write overly long notes
This is not a letter. Be precise and concise in your thank you note. Show your appreciation in a few words. Don’t go off the topic. Write down a separate letter if you want to tell them about something else.
4. Don’t overdo the compliments
Keep your note friendly and thank the sender for their generosity, but don’t overdo the compliments.
This can come across as fake or not very genuine. If your words are too flowery, your note may appear forced.
I also love what Hallmark has to share here about thank you for money gifts.
5. Don’t handwrite if your handwriting is illegible
If your handwriting is truly very bad, don’t write a handwritten note. There’s no point in writing a note that nobody can understand.
Final thoughts on thank you for money gifts
I hope these thank you note samples have inspired you to write personalized thank you notes to all your well-wishers who have gifted you money for a special occasion.
You can always use these samples and edit them to suit your style.
The best thank you notes come straight from the heart, so don’t be afraid to express your feelings. Your friends and family will definitely appreciate the time and effort you put in your thank you notes.
And, these thank you notes for money can also be used as thank you notes for financial help. If you are wondering how to write a thank you letter for a loan, this will help too.