30 Examples of How to Thank Someone for Money: A Detailed Guide

The best way to thank someone for money is with a thank-you message. 

A thank-you note or message will show your gratitude and appreciation.

Finding the right words to thank you for a cash gift can be challenging. The best wording for your thank-you note will depend on why you received it, who gave it, and what you plan to do with it.

These thank you note for money templates, tips, and examples will help you craft a handwritten note or an email thank-you message.

For gift cards, please review the examples in the thank you for the gift card post.

Thank You for the Money Gift Templates

To help you determine what to say, let’s consider three scenarios for when money is received as a gift:

  • You spend it
  • You save it
  • You don’t want to say what you did with it

Thank You for the Money Template 1: When Spending The Money Template

Mention what you spent the money on, even if it is something boring, like a tank of gas. The goal is to let the giver know how their money impacted your life.


Dear Jane,

Thank you for attending our wedding and for the generous gift. We used it to help buy a new couch. We will enjoy it for many years to come.

Thanks again,

Heidi + Ted

Thank You for the Money Template 2: When You Are Saving The Money

Indicate what you are saving the money for.  This will let the giver know how their gift is helping you reach a long-term goal.


Dear Mr. and Mrs. Jones,

Thank you for the graduation gift. I plan to save money for future college-related expenses. I also enjoyed visiting with you at my graduation party.

Best Regards,


Thank You for the Money Template 3: When Don’t Want To Say What You Did With the Money

Sometimes, sharing what you did or plan to do with the money might feel awkward.

An example is receiving money as a wedding gift, but you plan to use the money to cover loans taken to pay for the wedding. Thank them for the gift, but leave out what you did with it.


Dear Mr. and Mrs. Jones,

Thank you for coming to our wedding and for the gift! We were glad you could make it and look forward to seeing you soon.


Heidi + Ted

How to Write a Thank You Note for Money Tips:

Here are my tips for saying thank you for the money in a thank you note card.

  • Include at least two sentences. Only saying “Thanks for the money!” will leave the giver wondering what you did with the money. 
  • Compliments are good. Use words like thoughtful, generous, and kind.
  • Be honest. Don’t say, “I am saving the money for college,” if that isn’t true.
  • Is it legible? When handwriting a note, be sure that it’s readable. Take your time and write slower, if needed.
  • Add the occasion. If the money was for an event such as a birthday, anniversary, graduation, Christmas, or wedding, put the event before the word gift or money. For example, write birthday money instead of only money. And check out the wedding money gifts,  graduation money, and baby shower thank you guides for specific examples.
  • Check your grammar. A tool like Grammarly can help you check your grammar for free.  
  • Handwritten thank-you notes are a blessing to people that treasure handwritten cards. Boxed thank-you cards are usually the least expensive per card, or you could get a unique design on a site like Redbubble. For an example, look at one of my cat sunset cards.
  • Don’t state the amount. The giver will know how much they gave to you.
  • When don’t want to say money. Instead of saying “money,” it is okay to say “gift.”
  • Include others in your sign-off. If the money was intended for you and your spouse (or partner), you can sign their name for them.

Thank You Note for Money Examples

Note: These message examples are for the center section of your thank you note. Review the how-to-write a thank-you note guide to see the complete layout of a thank-you note.

The appreciation messages below will help you to say thank you for the money gift. The gift of money can be a true blessing! Your note can be simple and written with just a few sentences.

Tip: If you receive the money as a gift in a fun way, you can also mention the creativity in your thank you note.

#1 I appreciate the check you mailed. The timing was perfect, as I could pay the total gas bill. Your money will keep my heat on. God bless!

#2 Thank you for the birthday money. I had fun spending it on Amazon. I ordered a new cookbook and a few other books on my want list, including [book name]. I am looking forward to the hours of enjoyable reading.

#3 I was very surprised to receive your card and gift in the mail today. I used it to splurge on dinner at my favorite sushi restaurant. I felt happy to be able to sit at the sushi bar and be able to order anything I wanted. Thank you very much for the generous money gift!

#4 Thank you for the money gift. I spent it all at [store name]. It’s my favorite place to shop. I picked out some new wool socks to keep me warm this winter.

#5 Thank you for the graduation gift. I plan to save money for future college-related expenses. I also enjoyed visiting with you at my graduation party.

Related: Thank you notes for graduation gifts: Money, tips, and examples

#6 The money you sent for my graduation is appreciated. I will use it immediately towards a used car, so my parents no longer need to drive me to work. Also, thank you for coming to the party!

#7 Thank you for the money! I am saving for [item name], and your gift got me closer to the goal. It will be put to good use. I appreciate your generosity.

#8 I have received the check that you mailed. Thank you for your gift towards my mission trip. I will share all the details with you upon my return from [mission trip location]. Your support has helped make it possible for me to be able to go.

#9 Thank you for sending us the wedding anniversary money. We used it for a wonderful dinner at [Restaurant Name] and to cover the cost of the baby sister. A night out was just want we needed.

#10 We appreciate the money you sent us. That was a lovely surprise when we opened your card. We are adding it to our envelope for replacement windows.

#11 I want you to know how much gratitude I feel towards you. When I think of you, I smile. You’ve been so generous with your monetary gifts to me. I will add it towards my savings goal or for a special dinner treat with my husband. I am still deciding and will let you know when I see you next.

#12 I was very surprised to receive your gift in the mail and appreciate your thoughtfulness. The card was cute too. I will pay this forward someday!

#13 I enjoyed seeing you at my [birthday party/wedding/baby shower]. You are a wonderful friend. Thank you for your gift!

#14 What a blessing to have you in my life. Thank you for the check! I am unsure how it will be spent yet, but I appreciate it.

#15 Thank you for the [wedding/birthday/surprise] gift. You are a treasure, and I am grateful for you [or both of you when thanking a couple].

#16 Thank you so much for the money gift. I appreciate you thinking of me on my birthday. I will have fun spending it on new cat shirts!

#17 Thank you for the thoughtful gift. Your kind gesture was very generous. I will be putting the money towards items for my new apartment.

#18 Thank you for the money! It’s already been helpful, and we appreciate your generosity. Thank you for celebrating our wedding with us!

Thank You For The Birthday Money Examples

Here are a few examples of how to thank someone for birthday money. If you received another gift along with the money, be sure to say thank you for the birthday gift too.

#1 Thank you for the birthday money! It was so kind of you to think of me. I was very surprised by the card in the mail. I will be using the money gift towards a fabulous dinner out.

#2 Thank you for the money for my birthday. I was excited that you came to my party too. I loved catching up with you. You are a great friend. For now, I will be saving the money for a rainy day.

#3 Thanks for the money for my birthday. Also, I’m glad you were there to help me celebrate my big day! Turning [say your age] was exciting. I’m looking forward to seeing you soon.

#4 You are the best mom ever! Thank you for the birthday money. I will be using it for a message next week. I also enjoyed our phone call on my birthday. Hearing your voice was a blessing.

#5 Thank you for the surprise birthday gift! You are very generous, and the money will be put to good use.

Related: Thank You for the Birthday Wishes and Thank You for Coming to My Birthday Party Example Messages

Thank You Note for Money Received from Boss Messages

To thank your boss for money, you can write a thank you email (or handwrite a note if that could be handed to them).

The thank you examples below are for when your boss gave you money, and you don’t want to share what you did with the money (You should probably share if the money was for a baby gift).

These appreciation messages to your boss for giving you money is for when the money was NOT your raise. For a raise, please read through the thank your boss for a raise, thank you examples.

The examples below are more generic than I usually recommend. However, the shorter quotes are perfect for when you want to avoid telling your boss what you did with the money.

#1 Thank you for the money. I appreciate the thoughtful gift and will do something fun with it!

#2 I appreciate you for remembering my work anniversary. The money in the card was a pleasant surprise. Thank you so much.

#3 You’re a wonderful boss! Thank you for the cash for my birthday. That was a pleasant surprise.

#4 Thank you for the money recognizing my contribution to the team. I will be spending it or saving it soon! I haven’t decided yet.

#5 What a great week we had with the tremendous increase in sales! I am grateful for the bonus money I received. Thank you for making sure our team got a portion of the profits.

How To Say Thank You For A Large Sum of Money

When someone gives you a large about of money, knowing what to say may feel like more of a challenge. However, the etiquette is the same. You can write a handwritten thank you to express your gratitude and share why you are thankful.

Expressing your gratitude may feel more challenging when you’ve received a large amount of money. What kind of thank you is enough for a big amount? Will your words ever be enough? I don’t recommend saying, “I can’t thank you enough!”

You may feel like you didn’t deserve the gift. You can read this post and this one to help you graciously accept the money.  Try to accept the gift without feeling guilty.

A large sum of money will mean different amounts to different people. For example, it could be $100 or $50,000 or more.  And remember that sometimes smaller amounts given to you regularly, such as for help paying bills, can add up to a significant total over time.

While a thank-you note should be enough to express gratitude, others may want to do more. Here is a list of thank-you gift ideas.

Tip 1: Explain why/how the money helped you. Be specific. Now is not the time to be generic!

Tip 2: Include as much in your note as in your heart. This could make for a longer letter than a typical three or four-word thank-you note.

Remember: This set of examples are for when the money was a gift and no repayment is expected.

Thank You for the Money for the Mortgage Down Payment Note Examples

#1 Thank you for the contribution to my mortgage down payment. Your generosity has changed my life. Because of your help, I was able to get a mortgage for 15 years instead of the typical 30. I appreciate your kindness. Thank you for sharing your money with me.

#2 We closed on the house last Friday! We thank you for your very generous gift to help with the down payment. We were able to become homeowners many years sooner than planned and are excited to start this new chapter of our lives. Thank you again for your benevolence. We would like to have you over for dinner as soon as we settle in.

#3 Thank you for giving us more money for the down payment on our house. We would not have been able to close without your extra amount. We appreciate how generous you have been in helping out our family.

Thank You for Large Gift of Money Message Examples

For large amounts of money, I encourage you to share how you benefited from the money.

#1 I am grateful for the large amount of money you gave me! As you know, it will be used for remodeling my bathroom. I will have you over for a visit once it’s complete. You are the best parents ever! Having an updated bathroom will help me feel more confident about having visitors. And since I use the bathroom every day, I will enjoy the improvements every day!

#2 I am very grateful for your help getting a used car. Since I don’t have a credit score, I wasn’t able to qualify for a loan. And much to my dismay, my old car gave out before I had enough saved for a replacement vehicle. Your altruism is beyond anything I have ever experienced. I can drive to work safely in the used [make or model of the car].

#3 Thank you for helping me with bills during the past year. I’ve struggled to get on top of things and seem to have a problem with self-sabotage. You’ll be happy to know that I have a new money accountability partner. I am making every effort to change my money habits. You’ve been very gracious to me and your resources. It’s time for me to learn to be independent. Thank you for all of your kindness and patience. I am grateful that, due to your help, I was able to stay in my apartment during my season of money troubles.

#4 I was surprised you decided to share your inheritance from Aunt Sue’s estate with me. I loved her as if she was my Aunt but did not expect anything when she passed. You are a very kind and charitable person. I don’t know what I will do with the money yet, but I am very grateful to have received it. My heart is full.

Thank You Messages For A Loan

Tip 1: I assume you needed the loan for a specific reason. You can mention the reason in your note. For example, thank you for loaning me money for [enter reason].

Tip 2: You can thank them when you get the loan and again when it is paid in full. One note is fine if the loan is short-term (less than two weeks).

I borrowed money from a coworker once and paid her back the next day with a thank you!

#1 Thank you for lending my cash yesterday for lunch. I was shocked when I got to work and realized I had left my wallet at home. I am grateful you helped me, so I didn’t have to skip lunch. Thanks Again!

#2 I am very grateful to you for helping me with a loan to cover the cost of my car repairs. As we discussed, I will give you [agreed upon amount] every two weeks until it’s paid off. And then, once it’s paid off, I will put the same amount in an envelope every two weeks to build up savings for the next time my car has an issue. Thank you for trusting me.

#3 Thank you for the loan to help me purchase a used car. Since I don’t have a credit score, I couldn’t qualify for a loan for even a tiny amount. I promise to stick to the payment plan that we came up with. And it’s very nice of you not to charge me interest!

#4 I appreciate your kindness and letting me borrow money during this difficult time. Not being able to pay my bills on time is very stressful. However, I am looking forward to my new job that starts next week, which will help me be in a better financial position.

#5 Thank you for letting me borrow money for rent last month! I had so many unexpected expenses happen at the same time. Your kindness helped me save face with the landlord. I sold some items on eBay for more than expected and will repay you the total amount soon.

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Heidi Bender is a writer and author who founded Tons of Thanks. Her goal is to help people write thank you notes by providing  examples examples and tips. She is the author of A Modern Guide to Writing Thank-You Notes.

60 thoughts on “30 Examples of How to Thank Someone for Money: A Detailed Guide”

  1. I recently lost my brother and received a generous monetary gift from my coworkers. I was uncomfortable accepting the money, but did and now don’t know the proper way to thank them. Any suggestion would be appreciated. Thank you.

    • Maggie,

      I am sorry for the loss of your brother. I suggest a handwritten thank you. However, if there were many co-workers, an email will be easier to insure everyone gets the thank-you at the same time, and then a note to the organizer (if you know who that was). In your thank-you note to the co-workers, perhaps you could share how the money was used. that will let them know that you appreciated their gesture. Perhaps, it was put towards the funeral expenses. Or for meals for the family.

  2. I have received some money from different person that they contributed for the mission’s organization and I do not know how to write a thanking letter so if you write and mail me to my e-mail address then it would be great help to me. Thanks.

    • Can you provide more details? Did the person give you money and you do not feel it was a generous amount? Or was the gift something other than money? or do you want to thank them for something they did for you?

      • As a wedding gift, they gave less than 1/4 the cost of the plate (they gave less than $40). This person has never been a generous person and it’s not because of financial reasons.

        • I’m sorry the amount wasn’t as much as you were hoping for or enough to cover the cost of the plate. Based on your comment, perhaps you were aware this could happen when inviting them?

          I suggest thanking them for what they did give you and letting go any issues about the amount (assuming you want to maintain a friendship). Try to be thankful that they gave something even though the amount is disappointing. There may be more to their story financial story than you are aware of.

          • I never realized they weren’t generous until I reflected; and this person is a lawyer. I don’t think I want to maintain the friendship, I was on the tipping point with them and this just put me over the edge. I think I will thank them from coming only.

          • If you are feeling angry/upset/bitter maybe wait a few days before writing the note. How you choose to reply may reflect on you more than them in the long run.

            You may appear ungrateful or greedy to them if you don’t thank them for the money and only for coming. And they might mention that to others.

            Your friend may be a broke lawyer. At that start of the book A Simple Act of Gratitude: How Learning to Say Thank You Changed My Life by John Kralik, John is a broke lawyer.

            If you want to you, you can choose to be thankful for what they did give you, and move on (and have less interaction with them going forward if that is what you want).

            I think the ultimate question is, regardless of how you feel they treated you, do you want to appear ungrateful?

      • I was loaned a generous amount of money from my ex husband and his wife, to pay a loan off. I am paying them
        an amont each month until complete amount is paid back. It was very awkward borrowing the money from them.


  3. I think your comments were appropriate. The guest may know that $40 wouldn’t cover the cost of the meal. On the other hand, when you are giving a party you are giving a party. That doesn’t mean every person coming shares equally in cost of the party. Most wedding receptions are not “pay to attend” so I would say thank you for the gift and thank you for attending. Then if that ends the relationship it is up to couple who had the reception. I agree K should take a day or two to think about the response so anger doesn’t seep into the response.

    • Thanks, I have people who attended who did not give a gift because they cannot afford it, which I am fine with. I am glad they were there to celebrate. This person, however, is quite pretentious and will make you feel like everything they have is better and has a way of making other people feel inadequate. Overall, this person is a huge bragger about money and status and expects to be treated better than they treat others. I remember one birthday, this person complained multiple times to me about the gift I gave to them, but did not ever give me a birthday gift. This person expects to be given the world.

      • Hi K,

        It does seem this lawyer makes you feel uncomfortable regarding money.
        There must have been a reason why you invited her/him even with your past unpleasant history such as with the birthday gift. (??) Perhaps s/he is a family member.

        It sounds like you resent that they expect to be given the world but don’t reciprocate. It sounds like they have slighted you on more than one occasion and that hurts. It sounds like you would like to change this person.

        A simple thank you note can’t resolve all of this. I think Heidi’s advice for you to take the high road was right on target!

  4. I am wondering how to write a thank you letter when the money gift was a tip, on top of what a customer paid for my services. I am in the wedding business and often get a tip at the end of the night in an envelope that I open once I get home. I then write a follow up email of my services and want to include saying thank you for the tip. Do I call it a tip? Do I call it a gift?

    • I would call it a tip since they probably thought of it as a tip when giving it to you. You could say something simple like:

      Thank you for the wonderful tip!

      Wonderful can be changed to an adjective of your choice like amazing, generous, gracious, etc.

  5. So I recently had a birthday paty, and I let my friends know that all I wanted were amazon gift cards so I could get $300 Beats headphones because, well, they clearly aren’t cheap. So many people were so kind, and gave me exactly what I wished for, what should I say in my thankyou notes to them?

    • Hi Haley,

      Happy Birthday! Your friends giving you Amazon gift cards as requested was very nice of them. It’s awesome to get a gift that you actually want too!

      In your notes to them, you could say things like:

      I am excited to share that I was able to purchase the Beats headphones with the gift card from you and others.

      The gift cards from Amazon for my birthday, make it possible get the Beats headphones I wanted. Thank you for your contribution.

      Thank you for the Amazon gift card for my birthday. I received enough Amazon gift cards for my birthday, that I was able to use them to get the Beats headphones that I wanted. Thank you for helping to make that possible. the Beats headphones are awesome!

  6. I have my arm surgery,my boss and colleagues collect the cash money for me and signed get well soon card,
    How can I say to them thanks note, they did a lot for me

    • Hi Nighat,

      I hope your arm is recovered! It was very nice of your boss and colleagues to give you money and a card. In your note, you could say something like this:

      Thank you for the card and money. I appreciate your generosity and used the money for [say what you used the money for, bills, take out food while recovering, etc.]. Thank you for doing so much for me.

      You can also thank them for covering your work if some of them had to do your work while you are out for the surgery.

      • Hi- I recently lost my father. A few of my Aunt’s & Uncle pitched in to help me pay for his cremation. I’d like to send a thank you card to each of them, but I have no idea how to word the thank you note. Any help would be appreciated.

        • I am sorry about the loss of your father. Your Aunts and Uncles helping with the cost were thoughtful. Here are a couple of suggestions:

          Thank you for helping cover the cost of [Father’s name] cremation. I appreciate your support and the family coming together to cover the expenses.

          I appreciated your financial support when [Father’s name] passed away. I felt loved receiving the donations to help with the final expenses.

          There is a post here: https://tonsofthanks.com/after-funeral-thank-you-note-examples/ about funeral thank-you note writing. looks like I need to add a section for thank-you notes for thanking people that help cover the various funeral costs.

  7. Recently i have published a book.for that i have received money as a gift from group of people.i dont know how to write a thank note.please help me.

    • congrats on your book! I am sorry for the delay in responding. Did you get your thank you note written? If not, it’s not too late!

      Was the money to help you with cost to get the book published? Or were they buying the book? Or giving you money for another reason, perhaps in congratulations?

  8. Really some of the great tips and great advice for writing a Thank you note after receiving money as a gift. Sometimes I also face lots of issues and some grammatical problem while writing a Thank you note for those who have given me money as a gift. Your tips and the advice will really help me a lot for writing a perfect Thank you letter. Really Liked your Blog. Thank you for such a great post. Keep Writing.

  9. Hi’

    I have borrowed money from some of my relatives to run my business on different times with different ways like bank transfer and cheques. now i just want to thank them for money with the total amount they have given me as loan in a letter. and also want to say them i will repay the loan as soon as i am convenient. but i am not getting the proper words to write letter. please help me for this. even you can email me a letter format on my email id if possible.

    • I hope your business is running well! Here is some wording:

      Dear person’s name,

      Thank you for helping me out when I need money to keep the business going. Your support meant that I could keep the business going. I will pay back the loan as soon as I am able to.

      Thank you,
      Your Name

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  11. I want to say a big thank you to my boss… Out of a 700budget side hustle, i have 100 at bank, She gave me 500. right now i dont know how to get the remaining 100 and she expect me to start as soon as possible. i dont know how to tell her that the remaining balance is causing delay. i want to retain the confidence she has in me. I’m so confused right now.

  12. I had a surgery last week. I worked in a hospital as a billing coordinator and my coworkers are always very generous.

    One of my friends (physician) stopped by the house yesterday with a card. For my surprise I found lots of checks there. My co-workers send me some money.

    I am not sure how to say thank you.

    • Hi Magda,

      I hope you are recovering well from surgery! You have some wonderful coworkers!

      There are some thank-you note to coworkers examples here: https://tonsofthanks.com/example-thank-notes-for-your-coworkers/ but looks like I need to add some for when coworkers give money!

      if the checks were written by individuals, you could write each person a note. Or if it was a group check, you can write a group thank-you note. This could be done with an email to all of them at the same time. IF you want them to visit your recovery, you could include an invite in your thank-note.

      You could say something like this:

      Dear coworkers,

      Thank you for surprising me with the checks last week! I am very grateful to each of you for your generosity. Your support will help me while I am off of work! You are the best coworkers I’ve ever worked with!

      Thanks again,

  13. How would you write a thank you note to customers that leave you a tip for delivering items to their home routinely such as food, newspapers, and things like that?

    • You could hand them a thank-you note the next time you do delivery to them. Or since you have their address, perhaps you could mail them a note, which would probably be a nice surprise for them!

      If you were asking what to put in the note, here are some suggestions:

      Thank you for being a great tipper when I deliver things to you! The tips are not expected, but very much appreciated!


      I appreciate the delivery tips! They bring a bit of unexpected joy to my day!

      AND you could include a personal comment as well. Like if you ever visit with them when doing the deliveries, you can say “I enjoy our shorts visits too”.

  14. Heidi, you give everyone such great advice! I am a recent college graduate and my parents gave me a wonderful graduation party and I was fortunate to receive many very generous cash gifts. I am not using the money for anything specific but am putting it into my investment account to save for my future in general. What would be the best way to word this in my thank you notes?

    • Connie,

      Congratulations on finishing college! Investing is an awesome choice. Here are some suggestions for your thank you note:

      Thank you for the very generous gift! I will be adding it to my investment account to save for the future. And thank you for coming to the party as well.

      Thank you for helping me save for the future! With your generous graduation gift, I will be adding more to my investment account. I enjoyed visiting with you at the party.

      I hope this helps. You can acknowledge what you are using the money for and if they came to the party, thank them for that too.

  15. How would I write a thank you note to my boyfriend who sent an amount of money I didn’t expect from him? Can I ask where he got it from?

    • I can’t answer if you should ask him where the money came from or not as I do not give that type of relationship advice on this site.

      Thank you for the money! It was much more than I expected. Thank you for being so generous with me. I will use it for…….

  16. how to to thank you church members, relatives, friends those who have helped me financially for my medical treatment. I want to thank them through text massage. Please help me

    • Hi Chandra,

      If you want to thank through text message, you could write something short like:

      Thank you for helping me with my medical bills! I appreciate your support.


      You were very generous to help me cover my recent medical expenses. Thank you for being a supportive friend!

  17. Hi!

    So I opened my mail today and there was a letter with a note that said a gift for you. I am a mom of a 5yr old girl that has special needs. Another mom With a special girl sent me a check for $300. I’m shocked and not sure what to say. I don’t know why she sent it. I don’t know if a thank you is card is enough or a phone call but I’m at a loss with words. Do I send it back?

  18. Hey this is an amazing article filled with various suggestions. I recently had my graduation party and a lot of relatives gave me money as a gift. Well, thanks to you, now i know how to send them a THANK YOU note.

  19. I’m looking for some help. My parents recently bought my husband and I a house. Like 100% paid for, no mortgage, no strings attached and we are both struggling to find words to thank them. I would like to write them a letter expressing our gratitude for their life-changing gift but I’m having a hard time saying thank you without it sounding generic and cliche.

    Thanks for the help!

    • Wow, what an amazing gift! I agree about not wanting to be generic and cliche.

      In your letter, include how having a paid-for house will help you in your life. Because we do not have mortgage debt we can save more, give more, pay it forward, etc. being as specific as possible.

  20. Hi Heidi,

    I am about to start writing my wedding thank you cards. My wedding happened two weeks ago and I received mostly monetary gifts which I was very thankful for. I know the suggestions above say to state how you will be using the money. My problem is to me it sounds a little awkward re. how I will be using the money I received from the guests.

    Basically I will be using all the money to repay the loan I took out to pay for my wedding. Also, my husband and I already went a small 3 days honeymoon that was not that expensive (less than $500). So most of the money, like I said will be going to pay back the wedding loan.

    Would you be able to help me to think of a way of phrasing how I will use their money that my guest generously gave me?

    Kind thanks,

    • Hi Michelle,

      Congratulations on your wedding! I can see how in your situation you might not want to share what you are doing with the money.

      I just added a section into the post for when you don’t want to say what you did with the money. I added a new “template” and 5 examples. you could also look at the examples in the wedding post and be sure to leave out anything referring to how money was spent: https://tonsofthanks.com/wedding-thank-you-note-examples/.

      When writing your notes, leave out anything about what you did with the money. Instead, you can add a sentence complimenting the person (or couple). examples could be “we are glad that you are in our life” or “We feel blessed having you as friends”.

      If you have one or two people that might appreciate knowing you are using the money towards debt, you could say something like “we will be using the money to pay off debt” and leave out that that debt is wedding loans.

  21. Hi Heidi,

    I hope all is well, i sold on of my product to a company, and they transferred the money by bank. how can i thanks from them. Please help me.

    Kind thanks,

  22. My estranged father gave my kids Christmas gifts. He gave them a card and $25. This man is no body to me I want nothing to do with him, but unfortunately my brother gave them the cards and to save them any future therapy I smiled and said “how nice of him” now I need to send a thank you to somebody I do not like and never want to speak to again.

    any idea on wording?

    • Your situation sounds difficult. Perhaps, a very simple thank you would be best. Could you have one of the kids write “thank you for the money” in a notecard and then have all the kids sign it (if they are old enough)? And then give it to your brother to deliver.

  23. During this pandemic, so many of us are struggling. A virtual stranger started a go fund me for my family and I then gifted us with a very large check. How do I even begin to thank her? What should I write in the thank you card? Help lol. I need go convey my extreme undying gratitude.

    • Wow, that is an amazing gift. I hope your family is doing okay.

      For your thank-you note, you can write stuff like:

      thank you for doing a Go Fund Me for my family. The funds have helped my family during this difficult time.

      and then list how the money has helped you and your family. And include some compliments of the person. About how generous they are to use their time to help you by setting up the fund and helping it be a success (I know many go fund me campaigns don’t work out very well, but it sounds like yours did).

      You may also want to mention that you will pay it forward someday when you are able to help someone else in need.

  24. My car got stolen 2 weeks ago with all my money for the month for rent bills food and a lot of my clothes. My boyfriend neighbor listen to my story, we both gave each other Air Hugs….thank we return and she was trying to slip a envelope under the door. She than handed me and I go in our apartment open the envelope and it’s a check for 200.00. I’ve only seen her maybe 2 times before this. I cried for almost 10 mins. God keeps his angels close when we need them. Please how do I say thank you. I am native and am drawing a hummingbird with our Native language that says thank you. Also painting on the board. She informed me not to return the money. Is my gift ok

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