Post # 1
I’m working on writing thank you cards for our wedding gifts, and I have a situation that has me stumped. We received a generous gift card from my group at work (about 40 people). The card with it was signed by about half of the group, but it was noted that the gift card was from the entire team, and I’m sure it was paid for 100% by my company rather than by a collection of personal funds. How do I write a thank you for this? I certainly want to express my gratitude, but it seems like overkill to be expected to write 40 individual notes…
Post # 3
In that case I would send a heartfelt, wordy and thoughtful email to everyone. Be very sincere and thankful. If I was a recipient, I would understand you not writing individual ones.
Post # 4
In my place of work, we usually get a communal thank you card from the newlyweds. I’ve never heard anyone complaining about that.
Post # 5
@arf149: I got something like this at my “work” bridal shower, and this is what I did:
I got two cards – one came with an AMEX gift card and those who signed that card pooled together for the AMEX gift card. I got another signed card as well from those who did not contribute.
What I did was bake a couple loaves of banana bread and brought them into the office as well as some candy. I set them out and BCC’ed everyone who chipped in for the AMEX card that I thanked them all for the lovely gift, and as a token, I made banana bread so hurry up to the break room before it’s gone. About 15-20 minutes later, I sent a BCC email to the non-gift group informing them of the banana bread – that way the gift group got dibs on the bread. Also, at my company, it’s not on the company dollar, people actually chip in themselves. I had to work quick b/c a few people who didn’t even know my name were helping themselves to it as would be expected. :/
Post # 6
@arf149: Yes, I would send a group email. I would also try to find out who organized the gift and send that person a personal email or note.