Creative Cash Gift: Word Search eTransfer

Creative Cash Gift: Word Search eTransfer

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Dear Leslie and Jessie,

We have sent an email money transfer to Leslie, for $XXX.  Find the bolded words in the puzzle, to uncover the hidden words.  They will be in order, right at the top.  Enter the password in all lowercase, with no spaces.   While you were both recently full of zeal at your bachelor and bachelorette parties, you have now sealed your vows.  As you unite and accept responsibilitysmile at your ball and chain.   May your honeymoon be full of laughterpassionromance and memories.  Thank you for sharing the big day with us and we look forward to seeing you back home as newlyweds.

Lots of love,

Pat and Chris

Creative Cash Gift Word Search eTransfer

As I have mentioned before, an interact email money transfer is one of the safest, easiest and best ways to give cash at a wedding (plus, cash is the best wedding gift!).  Out come the naysayers, “cash is so impersonal,” “cash is so boring,” “cash doesn’t have any thought put into it.”  Wrong, wrong, wrong.  Here is a way to make that cash gift fun and fabulous: Use a custom word search to provide the password.

First off, set up an email money transfer.  You may even have a few per month that are free; otherwise it will probably be $1 or $2.  You may wish to send it the day after the event, when the couple has had a chance to go through their presents.  Pick a fun word or phrase to use as the code word.  Note how you enter the password, all lower case with no spaces, one capital, two words with a space, etc.  Write these specifics in your card. 

Go online to the Discovery Education Puzzlemaker and set up your puzzle, using the tips below:

Step 1 – Other title ideas: The Key to the Cash, Your Ticket to $XXX

Step 2 – Pick something fun, or relevant, but also words which will be really obvious to the recipients.  While you may bond over the dino comics at, identifying qwantz as the password might be rather difficult!  (Note: it’s important your password meets the bank’s criteria, so make sure you set it up first.)  For the example, I picked July First, our fake couple’s wedding date.

Step 3 – Don’t make your word search too big, you don’t want to aggravate the newlyweds, who probably have other things on their minds!

Step 4 – Also check the output type that you would like to use.  Text will be the most versatile for printing and adding to a card.

Step 5 – There is lots of room for creativity here!  You can either just use words, or use your words in a message to the newlyweds.  This is a good place to get in a lot of references to your friendship, memories you have together, jokes, things that will make the couple smile or laugh and more.  The example here is obviously for good friends who are okay with jokes about being married!  See the bottom of this post for a huge list of word inspiration, stolen liberally from around the internet and my noggin.  To be nice, make your words longer, so the puzzle is faster to solve.

Step 6 – Copy and paste that sucker into your word processor of choice.  Pretty it up as you see fit!

Step 7 – This is an important one: check your word list against the word list at the bottom of the puzzle, to make sure you don’t have them hunting for words which aren’t included!  You could also consider including the “hangman” spaces, like on the website generator.



Below is what this example looks like, after I solve it in Paint (yes, advanced graphics, I know).

J U L Y  F I R S T


The example used 19 words and a 15 x 15 area.  I think I would recommend about 20 words and a 10 x 10 area.  The generator splits apart every word, so “ball and chain” was three separate words.  Using mostly longer words makes it less frustrating and faster to solve.

To see our full list of unique and creative ways to give money as a gift, please visit the Cash Gift Ideas page.
This list of wedding inspired terms was stolen from various places on the internet and from my noggin.  They include some from various traditions and religions that you may not know.  

affection dear husband proposal wali
aisle declaration idiosyncrasy qazi walima
altar décor imam zamin rabbi wedding band
attendant devoted in law reading wife
bachelor dine invitation reception willingness
bachelorette dinner join relationship wisdom
ball and chain dowry joy respect wonderful
beloved dress ketubah responsibility yichud
best man drinks kilt rice zeal
big day emotion kiss ring zestful
blessing endear lace rite  
bouquet engagement laughter romantic  
boutonnierre eternity license rukhsat  
bow family limo sacrament
bowtie fascinator love shoes  
bride favours maid of honour shower  
bridesmaid fiance makeup silk  
budget fiancee marriage smile  
buffet flower girl marzipan soiree  
bunting flowers mate spinster  
buttercream fondant memory stag  
cake forever mister sweet  
calligraphy fountain mrs sweetheart
candles gala music symbolize
ceremony garter nails tails  
champagne gifts nerves temple  
chapel grin newlywed tender  
chocolate groom official tie  
church groomsman officiant toast  
clergy hair partner together  
commitment happiness party traditional
companion hattabin passionate train  
congratulations heart pastor travel  
corsage hitched photos tuxedo  
couple honeymoon piping union  
courtship honour pomander unite  
cry hope present usher  
cummerbund hora priest veil  
damask hug procession venue  
dance huppah programs vow  


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