Post # 1
I had my bridal shower yeterday, and I want to get crackin’ on some thank you cards. I received many beautiful gift baskets with lots of items inside each one. When writing my cards, do I mention every item? Should I say the following:
Dear Aunt Janice,
Thank you so much for the beautiful basket with the bamboo cutting board, placemats, cotainer sets, dish towels, cook book, and casserole dish………
This all seems a bit excessive to me, but if that’s what etiquette dictates, I’m of course happy to do it. I just don’t really know the “norm.”
Thanks Bees! Happy Easter, if you celebrate it!
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza
Well, I’m not sure what proper etiquette is on this one, but for gift baskets I received my thank you card read something like this:
Dear Aunt Janice,
Thank you so much for the beautiful gift basket. I especially love the cutting board and casserole dish. And I can’t wait to use the cook book to whip up some new recipes in the kitchen!
I wouldn’t list every single thing the basket, just make mention of a few items and how you can’t wait to use them in your home. Hope that helps!
Post # 4
@Mrs. Coyote: +1 – I would mention the basket and then pick out a couple of items in particular to say how you are going to use them/how much those are just the PERFECT gift.
Post # 5
@occhimusicali: I would be more general.. do mention the gift basket, and maybe one thing you’re really excited about using, but you don’t have to detail everything inside of it! When I receive cash, I always thank them for the generous and thoughtful gift.. generic but it’s technically true…
Post # 6
@Mrs. Coyote: I agree. Pick a few items to mention specifically, don’t list them all. It’s assumed that you’ll use the measuring cups and wooden spoons, so mention some of the non-generic or more unique items like a cook book.
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OP, just wanted to say that you rock for getting those thank you cards out ASAP! I’m always sad when I see people trying to get out of writing them.
Post # 9
@occhimusicali: No, you don’t have to list every item but I do think its nice to include a comment that says why you love or how you will use the gift. As in, “thank you so much for the wonderful basket of kitchen items, I can’t wait to use everything! You can mention something about particular items as well such as, “the placemats and towels are the perfect colors for the house” or, “I’m going to try the recipe for (whatever) from the cookbook this weekend!”
The important thing is to show your gratitude and appreciation but its not necessary to list every single item.
Post # 10
Thanks for the tips everyone!
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