What if I forgot to say, "thank you"

Real Question...

I screwed up. I did not send out thank you notes after our wedding 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️
I got married in October 2020. Right after the wedding, we got pregnant in the honeymoon and I had a horrible pregnancy, had such bad GERD I couldn’t function, got Covid twice, was hospitalized, had an infant and worked full time etc etc.. I have so many excuses but it got so late, I felt too ashamed to send them out.
Now 3 years later I would really like to send them. I’d like to be able to look my in laws and relatives in the eye and not feel so guilty. I mean, one guest sent a check for $400 and it was never acknowledged. I just feel awful.
Would you send out notes 3.5 years later? If so, how would you phrase the apology/thank you? Thank you in advance for any guidance.

Answer

A late thank you is better than no thank you at all. 
Here is a sample response: Thank you for the lovely wedding gift (mention the item or check). It meant the world to us that you could celebrate with us. Now as we celebrate our 3rd anniversary, getting through a pandemic and the birth of our beautiful child, please accept my heartfelt thanks and apologies for the delayed thank you.
When I look at (gift) I think of you and am so grateful you are part of our lives. (Or if cash - we used your generous check for…)
Final Thoughts
In this case late IS better than never. Trust me, they will appreciate it.

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