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How do you write a birthday thank you note for a cash gift?

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To write a birthday thank you note for a cash gift, express your gratitude for the cash gift and explain your plans for the gift. Close by mentioning a time when you might see or communicate with the person again and with another expression of thanks.

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  1. Write the greeting

    Begin with "Dear," and double check that the greeting matches the tone of your relationship with the person. For example, if writing to a grandmother, beginning with the salutation "Dear Grandma," or a variation thereof, is usually fine. Ensure the name is spelled correctly.

  2. Write the body of the note

    Open with a sentence that begins with the reason for the card, such as "Thank you for my birthday gift" or "I want to express my thanks for the birthday gift." Explain what you are doing with the cash gift — what benefit you are receiving from it. Possible plans include putting it into savings or using it toward an important purchase. For example, "I have put the cash into my savings account for a college fund," or "The cash brings me one step closer to my dream of owning a car."

  3. Close the letter

    Mention a time when you can communicate with the person again. For example, "I look forward to seeing you at Bobby's party," or "Let's set up a visit next week." Restate your thanks, and end with a closing such as "Sincerely" or "Many thanks." Sign your name.

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