1. Say thanks and state the amount of money you received.
  2. Show how you will use the money.
  3. Express thanks again.


[Senders Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Letter Date]

[Recipients Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-

Dear [Recipients Name],

I am writing to thank you for the generous gift of $200 on the occasion of my graduation.

It was kind and very thoughtful of you. Rest assured that I will put the money to good use. I plan to purchase a camera, and this will offset the realization of my longtime dream of venturing into photography.

Thank you once again. I look forward to seeing you at Thanksgiving dinner next Saturday.


[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -