Post # 1
My coworkers were kind enough to host a shower for us, and bought us some wonderful gifts. I’d like to write thank yous for each person (there are about 15 people in my office), but I have a bunch of questions (of course!). I have no way of knowing exactly who contributed money for the gifts. My plan is to write cards for each person who attended the shower AND anyone who signed the card but didn’t attend the shower. Should I write a card to the couple people who didn’t attend and didn’t sign the card? Also, should I address the card to just my coworker, or also to his/her spouse (some spouses came to the shower, some didn’t)?
Post # 3
Maybe you could just bake cookies or buy a food gift basket and leave it on the central office table with a “thanks for the shower” note attached?
I’ve never received a thank you for a gift I’ve given at a work event (although we don’t celebrate weddings, just retirements).
Post # 4
@PinkMagnolia: Yeah, I was unsure at first about the thank you cards. We’ve had one retirement party, one get-well gift, and one baby shower. The woman who had the baby wrote us each an indvidual thank you note, which I thought was so sweet. Not that I thought the mass emails from the other recipients was a problem.
I also thought of just doing a thank you note for the two women who did all the organizing (and one had it at her house), but I don’t want to do that if that would be inappropriate.
Post # 5
My husband’s coworkers hosted a wedding shower during work hours. (I used to work at the same company.) Two ladies from his department organized the party, and many people put money in to give us several gift cards. Most of the department signed a card.
We wrote a thank you card to “Dear Friends in the Accounting Department,” (It’s a massive corporation, so we specified the department that celebrated) and went on to thank everyone for the thoughtful gift and shower (and cake that they sent home for me!) Darling Husband handed the card to the lady who spear headed the party, she hung it on the outside of her office door so evenyone could see it as they walked past.
I’m not 100% sure it was the most proper way to thank everyone, but it is the customary way to thank a group who held a party in that office.
Post # 6
My co-workers had a shower for us, and I sent everyone an individual thank-you (to our work address – I didn’t know some of their home addresses). I only included spouses if they were there.