Receiving a donation or gift of money towards the funeral of a loved one is a generous gesture. Once the funeral is over though you should send a thank you note or message to let whoever it is know how much you appreciate their kindness.

But finding the right words and knowing what to say in a funeral thank you note for money can be difficult. Most people send a thank you card or note after after the funeral and you’re likely to still be feeling emotional at that point.

And money is an awkward topic for all of us to talk about at any time.

So if you’re having a hard time writing a thank you note for a funeral donation or monetary gift use these example notes to help you decide what to say.

Funeral Thank You Notes for Money

Depending on the recipient the tone for your thank you note will be different. For those you know well you can be more informal and personal. Although whoever it is that you are thanking you should express your gratitude and make it clear how much their generosity helped.

For the Planning of the Funeral

People often send money as a gift before the funeral to help with the upfront costs. Use these thank you note examples to send your thanks for their help and support.

Dear ______,

Thank you so much for your generosity. The cost of the funeral has been a real concern and you’re donation will make a huge difference. We are extremely grateful and can’t say how much your support means to us.

Sincerely,

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Dear ______,

We were delighted to receive such a generous contribution to help towards paying for [names] funeral. Your support and care will make it possible to have the funeral that [name] deserves.

Thank you so much,

Love,

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Dear ______,

Many thanks for the gift of money to help with the funeral expenses. We feel blessed to have friends like you who do everything they can to help us when it’s most needed. The money has really removed the burden of paying for the funeral and feels like a weight lifted from our shoulders.

Thank you with all our heart,

Love,

thank you note for funeral money

For After the Funeral

Sometimes people wait until after the funeral before sending a card with money or gift. If so then you can thank them with these notes.

Dear ______,

Thank you for such a generous donation. We are incredibly grateful to you for thinking of us and helping with the funeral expenses. It’s so heartwarming to know we have friends who are there for us when we need it most.

Love,

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Dear ______,

We are touched by the donation you gave us to help pay for the funeral. It’s been an incredibly difficult time in so many ways and having your help is so appreciated.

We are truly grateful, thank you so much.

Sincerely,

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Dear ______,

As the bills have come in for the funeral it’s been so helpful to have the money you sent. We were worried we might not be able to afford everything but your contribution has made a big difference.

We are eternally grateful and can’t express our thanks enough.

Yours

thank you for funeral donation

For a Gift Voucher

Money can come in other forms than just cash. You may have received a gift voucher or gift card to help financially around the funeral.

Dear ______,

The gift card you sent was greatly appreciated. We’ve already used it to buy [items] and it has relieved the burden as we had a lot of funeral costs to pay.

Thank you so much for thinking of us and helping out. We won’t forget it.

Yours,

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Dear ______,

We wanted to reach out and say thank you for your generous gift card. We feel very moved that you would think of us and want to help out during this difficult time. It will go towards our groceries and ease some of the financial stress we’ve been out under.

Our thanks again,

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Dear ______,

Thank you for the gift voucher you sent. It has been very useful as we deal with the costs of the funeral. We are grateful to you for thinking of us and offering such assistance.

Sincerely,

thank you for funeral money note

For a Charitable Donation

If you asked for donations to a charity in the deceaseds name then you should thank people in the same way as you would for a regular gift of money. These thank you notes and messages should help to find the right words.

Dear ______,

Thank you for your generous donation in honor of [name]. [charity name] had such a special place in [names] heart I know he/she would have been thrilled you donated to them.

With all our love,

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Dear ______,

Your donation in [names] honor was a lovely gesture. Knowing there are people who cared so much about [name] and want to do right by him/her after they’ve passed away is very moving.

He/she would have wanted it this way and would have been extremely grateful for your generosity.

Thank you,

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Dear ______,

Thank you for making a donation in honor of [deceaseds name]. We wanted to have people pay tribute to [deceaseds name] in a way that seemed fitting and a donation to [charity’s name] made sense.

We really appreciate you respecting our wishes and giving so generously. Thank you from our whole family.

Love,

Do You Send Thank You Notes for Funeral Donations?

Yes, if there have been donations to a charity then it’s right to thank those who made them. You can thank them in person if you get the opportunity but sending a thank you card or note is the usual way.

If the same people also attended the funeral as well as making a donation then you only have to thank them once. Those who attend the funeral aren’t usually thanked specifically for doing so.

You should also send thank you notes for funeral flowers if you received any.

Do you Send Thank You Notes to Family for Funeral Money?

Yes, you should still send a thank you card or note to family if they have gifted you money. Acknowledging their generosity and thanking them for their help is a small way to show how much you appreciate al they’ve done for you.

How Long After a Funeral Do You Send Thank You Notes for Money?

Most people will understand that after a funeral the family of the deceased are feeling emotionally drained. So they won’t be expecting to receive a thank you very soon after the funeral.

The usual time for sending out funeral thank you’s is within a few weeks. If you require longer than they then tip shouldn’t feel bad. Take as long as you need – everyone will understand.

Conclusion

We hope these example funeral thank you notes for money have been helpful. Writing a thank you note is always tough, even more so after something as difficult as a funeral. But those who gave money or donated in the deceaseds honor will appreciate you taking the time to offer your thanks.

funeral thank you notes for money

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