E.W. asks from Howard City, MI on July 01, 2008
Thank You Cards for Graduation
A good friend of mine who's son recently graduated is sending out his thank you cards from his graduation party. What my question is should he include the amount give on the thank you card or just thanks for your gift. Example " I just want to thank you for your gift of $20.00 it will really come in handy toward expenses for college" or " I wanted to say thank you for your gift it will really help toward college" We were really not sure which way would be more " Appropriate ", do not want to offend anyone, so I told him I would ask the great Moms of Mamasource. Thanks
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WOW !!!! So much helpful advice, my friend whom happens to be his Dad read all of your responses and wants to thank each and every one of you for your advice and also ask is it alright for a Dad to join Mamasource......
W.F. answers from Jackson on July 02, 2008
I think "Thank you for the thoughtful gift" is appopriate, however my son usually writes "Thank you for the gift of money". Either way it is nice just to get a "Thank You"!
G.B. answers from Detroit on July 02, 2008
I just helped 3 grandchildren with their cards and I recommended they just call the gift "cash" or "money" but they sometimes wrote down the amount. I don't think it's a big deal either way. They main thing is that they write to each person to express their gratitude, and do it as soon as they can. It's greatly appreciated.
B.V. answers from Detroit on July 02, 2008
Whenever we received a monetary gift I have always written thank you for the generous gift of money it will help with ____ (whatever you received it for)
K.A. answers from Detroit on July 02, 2008
I agree with Darcy. I think it would be totally appropriate just to say thanks for the gift.
D.H. answers from Detroit on July 02, 2008
He should write, "thank you for your gift of money it will come in handy with college expenses."
S. answers from Detroit on July 02, 2008
I'd put "thank you for your generous gift" with no dollar amount because some people might get offended.
L.A. answers from Detroit on July 02, 2008
Personally, I think he should stick with "thank you for your generosity," or "thank you for your generous gift," or something similar. Some people might read too much into the mention of dollar amounts. As I think was already mentioned, for non-money presents he should actually say what he's thanking them for.
Congrats to your friend's son, and good luck to him in college! :)
T.M. answers from Lansing on July 01, 2008
I don't think you need to include the amount, but I do think that they need to be in his handwriting - not his mom's.
K.P. answers from Detroit on July 02, 2008
My son just graduated and he did not mention the amount. I don't think that is necessary, especially since most people give what they can. The examples you gave are perfect. The only thing they may want to discuss is how to address the person or people they are sending the thank you to i.e., Dear Mr. and Mrs. or "Grandma", etc. I hope the enjoyed his special day!
S.K. answers from Detroit on July 02, 2008
I was told that you never say the amount in the thank you. My daughter sent out her graduation thanks this year and I told her to say something about what the money is going towards.
C.H. answers from Grand Rapids on July 02, 2008
I would say "thank you for your generous gift" and not refer to the specific amount.