32 Ways to Word a Thank You Note for Money


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A thank you note is a simple way to let someone know you appreciate them. With so many people leading busy lives, taking a few moments to say ‘thank you’ is a powerful thing. While it might sound small, you never know what your thank you note might mean to someone. 

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Whether you’re writing a ‘thank you’ for funeral money or a birthday gift, finding the right words is often a challenge. Most of us don’t write these notes often, so it’s easy to feel like there’s a lot of pressure for the message to be perfect. 

This is especially challenging if someone gifted you money. In our society, we’re conditioned not to talk about money, whether it’s in a funeral thank you card or online. In reality, taking the time to thank someone lets them know you appreciate their kindness. Use these wordings below to thank someone for money in a card or online. It’s not as difficult or awkward as you think! 

Tip: If someone you know recently lost a loved one, our post-loss checklist can help them sort through the complicated tasks and challenges they might be facing. 

How to Word a Thank You Note for Money on Social Media 

Example of a thank you note with images of flowers

As our lives become more focused on technology, it’s more common than ever to thank people for gifts on social media. While you should try your best to individually thank those who give you something, these social media posts below are an acceptable option.

1. To everyone who helped me celebrate ____, thank you for the thoughtful gifts and money. I plan to put this cash towards ____, and your support means the world to me. 

This message is perfect for thanking several people at once. It’s also polite to update the gifter about how you plan to use their money. 

2. Thank you to everyone who gifted me money after _____. It will go to good use! Your friendship means everything to me. 

If you were gifted money after an event or towards a specific cause, this is a great message. It reminds your giftee that you’re thinking of them and that you value their friendship. 

3. For everyone who donated to _____ cause, thank you. Your kindness is not unnoticed! 

Social media is a popular fundraising tool. Whether you’re raising money for something you care about or a local cause, thank everyone for their generosity. 

4. I am so grateful for the money gifted to me by ____. Your support is so helpful, and I can’t thank you enough. 

By naming the individual who gifted you money on social media, you share their support publicly.  

5. Thank you for all the thoughtful gifts I received for ____. Having so many supportive friends and family is the biggest blessing. 

If you’re not comfortable sharing the individual gifts or cash contributions, a simple thank you like the message above is more than enough. 

6. I can’t believe I have so many wonderful people in my life! Thank you to everyone for your help with ____. Your gifts mean the world to me. 

By keeping the focus on your friend’s support, you highlight the importance of your friendship above all. Everyone wants to feel noticed. 

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How to Word a Thank You Note for Money in a Card

If you received money from someone for a birthday or holiday, it’s appropriate to send a thank you card in return. You can order an assortment of thank you cards online to keep on hand for these instances. This is proper gift-giving etiquette, and the card recipient is sure to appreciate your effort. 

7. Thank you so much for your generous gift. I plan to use it to save towards ____. I’m blessed by your kindness! 

If you plan to save the money, let your recipient know. This lets the giver know that their money helps you achieve a long-term goal. 

8. Thank you for your gift! I really appreciate you being there for me on this special day. 

If you’d rather not share your plans for the money, that’s perfectly acceptable. However, make sure you thank the gifter for their kindness and also point out if they attended an event in your honor. 

9. Thank you for the birthday money. I used it to order ____! It was so nice to treat myself in this way. 

It’s common to use the money from a birthday gift on something for yourself. If you do so, let them know what you used it for and why it’s made your light a bit brighter. 

10. Thanks for the gift card to ____! That’s my favorite place to shop, and I can’t wait to put it to use. 

Gift cards are a common way to give money, so this message is a great way to show you have plans to use it. 

11. The money you sent me is very appreciated. I can’t thank you enough for thinking of me! 

Sometimes it’s the thought that counts. Let the gifter know that you appreciate them doting on you. 

12. Thanks for the money! This was a very nice surprise when opening the card. I really appreciate it. 

If the money was a surprise, let the giftee know how special it was to find. 

How to Word a Thank You Note for Graduation Money

Example of a thank you note for graduation money with an image of a card and flower

It’s common for people to gift money to recent grads. This is a great way to celebrate the big milestone, but make sure to say thank you! 

13. Thank you for the thoughtful graduation gift! I’m planning to use it towards ____. 

When people give money to grads, they often want to know that it’s going towards something important. Update your giftee with this message. 

14. Thank you so much for your support. I appreciate you attending my graduation!

If the individual also attended your graduation, thank them for taking the time to be there. 

15. This gift will definitely come in handy for preparing for college! Thanks! 

If the money is going towards your college savings, let them know what this means to you. 

16. I am so grateful you made the trip to my graduation. Your gift was too kind! Thank you. 

Generosity should always be rewarded, so show your thanks with this simple message. 

17. Your gift card is perfect for preparing for college. My new apartment needed a few things, so this is great timing. Thank you so much! 

Again, it’s useful to share what you plan to use the funds for. If you were gifted a gift card, let them know how you’ll spend it. 

18. Thanks for supporting me on my new journey. It means so much to know that you care! 

Graduation marks a big change, so thank everyone who’s coming along on this new journey with you. 

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How to Word a Thank You Note for Funeral Money

If you’re planning a funeral, many people offer money as a form of condolence. This generous gift not only lessens the financial burden, but it shows that you have supporters in a time of need. Say thank you with these messages. 

19. Thank you for your thoughtfulness at this difficult time. 

Sometimes less is more. This simple wording is all-encompassing, and it’s useful for most types of contributions. 

20. Thank you for sending such a lovely flower arrangement. Your kind gesture is very appreciated. 

Instead of money, many guests send funeral flowers to show their support. This is a small kindness that deserves many thanks. 

21. Thank you for your generous donation in honor of ____. The world is a brighter place because of people like you. 

Instead of gifting money directly, many people request donations in lieu of flowers. Thank guests for their donations with this message.

22. I cannot thank you enough for your generous gift after the passing of ____. You helped make this difficult day much less painful. 

Financial gifts reduce the burden of a very stressful event. Thank your giftee for thinking of you in your time of need. 

23. Your support meant so much to my family. Thank you so much. 

You also might thank someone on behalf of your entire family. 

24. Your kindness is the biggest of blessings. You have my unending gratitude. 

If someone helps financially, let them know what a blessing this is by sharing your thanks in a thoughtful card. 

How to Word a Thank You Note for Wedding Money

Example of a thank you note for wedding money with images of flowers and leaves

It’s no secret that weddings are expensive. If someone gifted money for the best day of your life, let them know what it means to you. 

25. Thank you for attending our wedding! Your generous gift is unbelievably kind, and it made our day extra special. 

The gift of money helps make wedding dreams a reality. Let them know you value their kindness. 

26. We had the best wedding, and it’s thanks to your generosity. Thank you!

If this was a large, impactful wedding contribution, don’t be shy about how it affected your big day.

27. Thank you so much for the gift towards our honeymoon fund! We will surely send a postcard!

Many guests also donate to the couples’ honeymoon. If so, don’t forget to send them a postcard from your destination. 

28. Thank you for your gift! We used it to purchase ____ for our big day!

If you used the money toward a specific purpose, let the giftee know. This is a great way to show they made a difference. 

29. Your gift card was much appreciated. It made planning our wedding so much easier!

Gift cards are another common wedding gift, so make sure you say thank you. 

30. Your contribution meant the world to us. Thank you for sharing in our celebration!

If you’d rather keep what you spent the money on to yourself, feel free to use this type of wording. 

31. We were thrilled with your gift! Thanks to you, we were able to book ____ for our honeymoon!

Money gifts are easy to put towards your honeymoon plans, so let the individual know how you’ll be using their kind gesture. 

32. Thank you all for the generous contribution! We are lucky to have such caring friends!

If you’ve received a group gift, thank everyone collectively with this message. 

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Mastering the Thank You Note

In our society, talking about money feels weird and awkward. While you appreciate financial gifts from those you love, it’s not always easy to share your thanks with confidence. These messages above make it simple to highlight the generosity of your friends and family, no matter the occasion. 

With so much focus on future plans, it’s easy to start thinking about what comes next. Are you prepared? Start end-of-life planning to take control of your financial future. 

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