My wife’s grandparents sent me some money for my birthday, which was very kind of them. They are also very old school, so they expect a thank you letter. But they are actually kind of funny about it – if you don’t send a thank you card, your next birthday present will be a boring and/or tacky shirt or sweater of some sort. The year following, you get another chance, and so on. I love it.
So, naturally, I messed up last time, and I don’t want to do that again. So as soon as I got the money in the mail I sat down and wrote out the following Thank You Card, which I dropped in the mail today:
“Dear Grandparent In-Laws,
Thank you very much for the birthday wishes and the gift of money! I have used some of the money to purchase a new spaceship for myself, and am thinking I will use the rest to buy a new shirt for Sunday mornings. Thank you!
PS – See enclosed photo of new ship.”
Wish I could be there when they open it!