Sending out thank you notes for gifts at a baby birthday party

posted 2 years ago in Parenting
  • poll: Would you send out thank you notes for gifts at a baby birthday party?
    Yes, I would send thank you notes to everyone who gave a gift : (32 votes)
    74 %
    No, I would thank the gift giver in person : (5 votes)
    12 %
    Maybe, I would send thank you notes to people I co.uldn't thank in person : (6 votes)
    14 %
    Other, I'll explain below : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
    8387 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I personally would send out thank you cards, I think it’s a nice gesture, however I don’t think it’s mandatory.

    Post # 3
    517 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I would send thank you notes. It’s a nice and polite thing to do, and I don’t plan on stopping just because most of the world now thinks it’s unnecessary 🙂 

    Post # 4
    2727 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I personally send out thank you notes all the time, and would definitely send them out after the birthday party.

    Post # 5
    42082 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would send thank you notes. It will be easier to teach your chilld how to write their own thank-you notes in the future, if you make a consistent habit of doing so yourself.

    Post # 6
    206 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013


    Bichon Frise:  I would send out thank you notes. However, I attended a dear friends daughter’s 1st birthday 2 months ago and still have not received a thank you note for the gifts we gave her (even though she had a friend write down everything that was given and who it was from.) I always say it’s best to write a thank you note.

    Post # 7
    11593 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would send thank yous.  It’s a general politeness thing that I still appreciate, even though it’s becoming a lost art these days.

    Post # 8
    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    Yes, you write the thank you notes now and when your child is old enough you teach them how to write them for themself.  It’s a lost art that is very much appreciated by the gift giver.

    Post # 9
    1734 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 1998

    The general Emily Post rule of thumb is that you can send thank you notes for any and every occasion…if the person is not there in person to thank. While thank you notes are commonly associated with big events, like showers or weddings, I don’t think they are necessary for a birthday party (in my circle, it would be seen as strange; if someone isn’t there to thank in person, phone calls are usually made).

    However, it is still a nice gesture.

    Post # 10
    6446 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    In my family we thank the person when they give us the gift and we follow up with a thank you note. It seems as though people are veering away from notes but I will always send them even if I thanked the giver in person.

    Post # 11
    1472 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I just did send thank you notes for my son’s first birthday (well, a few months ago). I think it’s important. 

    Post # 12
    4634 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I just received a ‘thank you’ card from a first birthday present. I was surprised and very pleased that the person took time to personalize a card for each person thanking them for their gift.

    I don’t think its necessary (I went to another first birthday party the same weekend and didn’t get one), but its certainly appreciated and makes me think highly of the person for being so courteous.

    Post # 13
    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I can’t remember the last time I got a thank you note for a kids birthday, or anyone’s birthday for that matter. Which, seems interesting since it’s customary and pretty much required of a person to send thank you notes after having a bridal or baby shower or wedding etc… Why the double standard? Food for thought… I’ll have to remember that come my son’s birthday’s.

    Post # 14
    2690 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I used to do that all the time, but I don’t anymore. No one ever does it, ever even if I was not thanked In Person, I still don’t get a call to say if the person even liked the gift, which is another issue. 

    Anyway, we thank in person. However, I had my daughters party yesterday and we opened gifts at home after the party so no one was thanked in person, so I am doing thank yous, especially since she got some super awesome gifts and I want people to know how much she love them.

    Post # 15
    856 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Bichon Frise:  My daughters first birthday party was Saturday. We will be sending out thank you notes. I’m not sure why you wouldn’t.

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