(Closed) Thank you cards

posted 9 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
401 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You don’t write generic thank you notes. Personalize the ones for people who you know got you a gift. Start with detective work on the gifts to find out who gave you what. Check with family and friends: “I got the most beautiful serving dish, but there was no tag. Do you happen to know who sent it?”.

Post # 4
5229 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

You should do whatever it takes to find out which gifts are from whom. Your parents can help. It’s really not polite to send a generic note. They should be personalized and mention the specific gift(s) and how you plan to incorporate that gift/those gifts into your new life.

Post # 5
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Ditto on finding out who got you the ghost gifts. Generic notes will rub people the wrong way. Good luck!

Post # 6
3354 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 1900

To echo the previous posters, ask around and avoid writing generic thank you notes.

Post # 7
467 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Generic thank you notes bother people.  If you look through old posts you’ll see more than one Bee feeling a bit slighted that she spent time and effort to choose a gift for someone (even selecting from the registry requires some time & effort!) and they couldn’t be bothered to spend five minutes writing a personalized thank you.

Do everything you can to find out who the mysterious gifts came from.  For any last straggling gifts, if the givers don’t get a thank you note in a normal amount of time they may ask your parents if your recieved the [serving platter] that they gave you.

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