It’s really fun to receive gifts, but not so fun to write thank you notes. Jump start the process with these mini-guides that’ll help every Bar/Bat Mitzvah kid write a thank you for each type of guest and gift. Remember, adding a personal line here and there make recipients feel special.
It was wonderful to share my Bar/Bat Mitzvah with you. What a great family we have! I really appreciate your generous/thoughtful/beautiful gift, too. Insert sentence about the gift (see bottom for suggestions.) Thank you for helping make such special memories. I can’t wait until we get together again to celebrate a happy occasion! Choose Your Closing, Your Name Here
It was wonderful to share my Bar/Bat Mitzvah with you. You being there made it so special. I really appreciate your generous/ thoughtful/ beautiful gift, too. Insert sentence about the gift (see bottom for suggestions.) I’m glad to have a friend/friends like you! I hope we can get together soon and thank you again for being part of my Bar/Bat Mitzvah! Choose Your Closing, Your Name Here
Out of Towners
Thank you for coming to my Bar/Bat Mitzvah. It means a lot that you would travel so far to celebrate with us. I really appreciate the generous/ thoughtful/ beautiful gift you shared with me, too! Insert sentence about the gift (see bottom for suggestions.) It was wonderful to see you and thank you again for being part of such a special weekend. Choose Your Closing, Your Name Here
Thank you for Zooming in for my Bar/Bat Mitzvah. I was so glad we were able to be together virtually! I really appreciate your participation and for your generous/thoughtful/beautiful gift, too. Thank you again for part of such a special moment in my life. I hope we can see each other "live" very soon. Choose Your Closing, Your Name Here
Didn’t Attend but Sent Gift
Thank you so much for thinking of me on my special day and for your thoughtful and generous gift. Insert sentence about the gift (see bottom for suggestions.) You were missed, but it was wonderful to know that you were with thinking of me as I became a Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Choose Your Closing, Your Name Here
Gift Acknowledgement Ideas
Thanks for the money. I wanted to spend it on (candy/a pet iguana/other silly item here) but my parents say it goes in my college fund.
I love the beautiful jewelry item/clothing/Judaica and look forward to wearing it on special occasions.
How did you know Amazon/iTunes/Barnes & Noble/gift card place is my favorite place to shop? I can’t wait to use the gift card to get something I’ve had my eye on for months.
Spice it up by sprinkling in some funny lines, if it fits the writer’s personality:
I hope you enjoyed the celebration. You have some awesome dance moves!
Come back! It was so much fun having you here that I wish we could do it again next weekend.
For non-Jewish friends: Congratulations, you’re now an honorary member of the tribe.
The lights are dimmed, the kids are (mostly) quiet, and it’s time to roll the photo montage. What’s the soundtrack that sets the mood for your Mitzvah kid’s story?