(Closed) Received Baby Announcement in Mail…

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Hmm…I have never heard of sending a gift, and I have received them before. Hopefully I’m not in the wrong. I would be curious to know others opinions as well! I assume If they wanted gifts, then the baby shower was for that.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’ve always responded with a congratulatory card or phone call. At least in my circle, there’s usually a baby shower for gifts.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@msfahrenheit:  I like that idea.

Disclaimer: I’ve never received a baby announcement and don’t have children.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Well we just sent wedding announcements and received many gifts wiht cards of congrats. If I ever received an annoucement of any kind I’d always respond with at least a card and likely a gift if I hadn’t given one previously.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Also, my sister received many cards and some gifts/money when she sent her baby announcements.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I expect nothing from an announcement.  Gifts come at showers around here.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If I wasn’t invited to the baby shower, then no, I wouldn’t send a gift. I mean, maybe, but most likely if I’m not invited to the shower, we aren’t that great of friend anyways so I’d probably be slightly surprised to receive an announcement anyways?

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve never sent a gift just for getting an announcement. If I’m close enough to the person I would have been invited to the shower and gifted there. Depending on relationship, they’d also get a gift when the baby is born (close friends/family). I don’t feel the need to gift beyond that.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

What if they didn’t get a shower for any number of reasons? Not everyone gets a shower or a shower that they can invite everyone too.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

if shes a casual friend or not often seen relative i would sends something small ($25 and something practical like oneies and socks/simiar) but otherwise just a card of congrats

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I don’t think you need to send a gift. Send a Congratulations card or call them.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I don’t think you need to send a gift.  I think if you are invited to the shower then you should probably get a gift.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I recently read up on the etiquette of this…  We’re making a list of who to send baby announcements to, but we didn’t want to compel random friends and acquaintances to send gifts.  Apparently no gift is required, but a nice note congratulating the couple on the new baby would be nice. 

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