(Closed) Thank you notes to parents?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Send another TY note?
    Yes, it's only polite : (13 votes)
    46 %
    Yes, to be safe : (5 votes)
    18 %
    Why not? You're already writing eleventy billion other TY notes... : (7 votes)
    25 %
    No, you already thanked them : (3 votes)
    11 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    290 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    i say why not. if they did that much PLUS a gift, i am sure it would only make them smile.

    Post # 4
    1940 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We also wrote thank you notes that we gave to our parents at the rehearsal dinner.  We wrote another thank you note after the wedding as well.

    Post # 5
    1057 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    You also have to think that you’re getting them a gift as well. Them giving you a gift+ you giving them a gift= no need for a thank you note? I always thought it cancelled it out. Like, you obviously thank them for the gift but if you’ve already written them a thank you note I say wait until you get a thank you note from them for your gift. If you get one from them, then yes because they’ll be expecting one. But if you don’t get one from them they’re not worried about it. 

    Post # 6
    566 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    A verbal thank you will be enough.

    Post # 7
    1664 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Depends on the family.  My parents would think I was crazy if I sent them a thank you card after saying thank you in person, but my FI’s parents would expect one.  If you aren’t sure, I’d err on the side of caution and send the note.

    Post # 8
    2867 posts
    Sugar bee

    I write thank-yous for everything (from staying at my in-laws place during christmas or for taking us out to eat).  I just feel it’s good manners.

    Post # 9
    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I say it doesn’t hurt to send them a card. We sent ones to our parents just for the gifts they gave us. 

    Beyond just being polite, we got custom made photo cards, so I knew they would want a copy.

    Post # 10
    2154 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I think that whether it’s superfluous or not, they will be happy to get it. So why not?

    In other news, eleventy billion is MY favourite number! But I will let you use it just this once. 😉

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