Post # 1
My FI’s coworkers threw him a suprise groom’s shower. He was so touched! About 30 people signed the card and gave us a generous contribution to our honeymoon. He doesn’t have their home addresses, so do we write one thank you note per person and he can hand them out at work? I have no clue what’s expected from a work shower, but I figure if you get a gift, you have to acknowledge it!
Post # 2
Definitely write each person a thank you note and hand them out at work
Post # 3
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
I wrote one thank you card and put it in the break room.
Post # 5
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
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 # 7
He doesn’t work in an office environment exactly. I’m thinking he can leave thank you notes in the break rooms for each of the different groups who attended. That way their department can get it, but he’s not writing 30 notes separately. (And I like the idea of leaving some kind of treat with it. Very thoughtful!)
Post # 8
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
I think bringing in some cookies with one note and mentioning it to people is good.
Post # 10
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.