Post # 1
I am getting married on Ocotber 12 and we have slowly been getting gifts in the mail. I have been writing thank you cards as the gifts come in and sending them out so that the gift senders know we got them. I am obsessive about thank you notes and have been my entire life.
Last night we got a gift card in the mail to one of the store where we are registered but there was no name on the card. I called the phone number for the store and asked them if there was any way they could tell me who sent it but since there was not a tracking number they could not. I have called my mom and my FMIL to let them know that we got a gift card without a name attached so that if one of their guests mentions it we will know who it is from.
What should we do now is my question. I don’t want to be seen as someone who didn’t send a thank you note but at the same time they did not give any indication of who the gift card was from. I guess they might assume that it got lost in the mail as I have done on occasion when I have sent a gift card and have not gotten a thank you note in return.
I don’t know if there is anything I can do in this situation to find the sender of the gift card. Any advice?
Post # 3
@DCbride123: Did it come directly from the store, or was there a return address on the envelope?
Post # 4
Not even a return address on the package or the invoice? 🙁
I think there’s nothing you can do, except for some sleuthing and patience!
Pre-write the note and just put a post-it on ther “mystery gift card thank you” until you figure out who it is!
Post # 5
@kb7: it came directly from the store. When I called they said that they can’t track gift cards. Ugh!
Post # 6
@CakeyP: The return address on the envelope was to the store’s corporate HQ.
Writing a thank you not without the name and putting a post it on it to send once we figure out who the gift is from is a great idea!
Post # 7
That’s so weird that the store didn’t keep track of that for you! When we registered one of the stores told us that they keep track of the purchases in case something gets delivered without a name. How frustrating that they didn’t do that for gift cards for you!
Could you post something on facebook?
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
@DCbride123: We had two gifts that arrived in the mail with no name or anything, Same thing, they can’t track the sender :/
I think when I’m done with all the thank you notes, I’m going to bcc email the people who aren’t accounted for asking for help trying to figure out who it’s from…. I don’t want to shame anyone who didn’t bring a gift, but idea of not thanking people for generous gifts is way worse!
Post # 9
Honestly, I wouldn’t worry about it. THEY forgot to put their name on it, not your fault. Don’t stress so much about it, you prob got plenty of other things on your mind. If they were truely thinking about getting a thank you card, they wouldn’t have forgot. And of course if it was an honest mistake, well then maybe they will bring it up to you, like ” Hey did you get our gift card from ___ ” thats just what i would do, in a situation like that.
Post # 10
Don’t worry about it. I plan to send thank you cards to everyone who attends the wedding, whether or not there’s a gift. You could do that and whoever sent it will probably think the thank you was for the gift as well.
Post # 11
Thank you for all of your advice. I am hoping that someone will bring it up at the wedding to make sure we got it.
Post # 12
I got an email from my godmother last night asking me if we had gotten the gift card she sent. She had sent us other gifts and I had sent out the thank you note for those gifts already. When she got the thank you note she saw that the gift card was not listed and wondered if it had come in the mail. She ordered it at the same time as the other gifts but it came a week later and in a different package.
So now I am walking to the post office to drop off the new thank you note for the gift card.
Thank you for all of your help and suggestions.