(Closed) Thank You Note Etiquette

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
436 posts
Helper bee

Definitely write each person a thank you note and hand them out at work smile

Post # 3
9575 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

If it was a group gift from 30 people I honestly wouldnt do individual thank yous. I would do a group thank you card, delivered to the lunch room with a treat for the office like donuts and coffee, or cupcakes/cookies etc. 



Post # 4
2623 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I wrote one thank you card and put it in the break room.

Post # 5
47448 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t think there is any expectation or obligation to send individual thank you notes. A group card and a treat would be appreciated in my workplace.

Post # 6
928 posts
Busy bee

I think he can send a department email, say thank you and that would be just fine. If you are giving a gift, you just want the acknolwedgement. With that many people to cover, I think that would honestly be the easiest way.

Post # 8
13606 posts
Honey Beekeeper

An individual gift should always be acknowledged individually. A group gift can be acknowledged by an individual or group verbal thank you or by one posted note in a common space. 

Individual notes, while not necessary are certainly not inappropriate. 

Post # 9
53 posts
Worker bee

I think bringing in some cookies with one note and mentioning it to people is good.

Post # 10
257 posts
Helper bee

Just commenting to add that whenever we receive a thank you note for our department at work, it usually goes to my boss and then he gives it to his assistant (me) to circulate through the department or he’ll bring it to a staff meeting to share with all of us. 

Our kitchen/breakroom is often full of other people from other areas, so if someone brought in cookies, its likely they would all be gone before the department folks even had a chance to know there was a note/treat.

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