Post # 1
I’m writing out my thank you cards from my shower, and my mom and grandmother went together and got me my Kitchen Aid mixer (aka. “My Precious”).
I just feel really awkward writing a thank you card to my mom.
Thank you cards, in general, feel a little awkward for me- how can I sincerely convey my thanks for a gift in a note? No matter how hard I try, I feel like I come off a little fake. I just feel like there is no “good” way to say “Hey, thanks for the stuff that I obviously loved b/c you bought it for me off a list of things I wanted.” That’s how I feel when I’m writing a thank you note: no matter how I word it, I feel like I’m saying “Hey, thanks for the stuff.”
But for my mom, in particular, it feels strange.
Does anybody else feel a little weird about thank you notes? Would you send a thank you card to your mom, or would you prefer to just thank her in person?
Post # 3
Does anybody have a suggestion on this one?
I feel like I need to thank my mom for coming and for the gift, but I really don’t feel like a note saying “Thanks for coming, loved the gift” is sincere enough for my mom.
(FYI, my mom isn’t helping me plan the wedding, otherwise I would be thanking her for that as well.)
Post # 4
I always include things that I plan to do with it. Example:
Thanks so much for the mixer it is going to be so useful in so many ways. I can’t wait to use it to bake my first cake. I was also really happy that you came to my bridal shower, it meant a lot.
The mixer was a GREAT gift. I cant wait to try and make your famous red velvet cake. I am sure I will use it hundreds of times in years to come. I also apperciated you coming to my shower.
Post # 5
I didn’t send my mom a thank you note for her shower gift, I just told her thank you. I agree with you, I think it would be weird and awkward.
Post # 6
You know…whatever you write, as long as it’s from your heart will be right. My daughters wrote me novels in their thank you cards to me and I cried while reading them. I have no idea what kind of relationship you have with her, but anything sentimental and mushy is sure to melt her heart. Maybe even get her a special card that will say what you want to say but can’t find the words?
Post # 7
I wrote a thank you card to my mom and I spent so much time thanking her for supporting me while wedding planning I ended up writing “P.S. thank you for the food processor” in tiny letters at the bottom. I don’t see why its weird to write your mom a thank you card, everyone loves getting written notes.
Post # 8
Thanks for the suggestions 🙂 It has put me at ease a little, even though it still feels weird writing a thank you note to someone who I’ve always just thanked in person!
Also, she absolutely knows that I love the mixer already- I made cookies with it as soon as I got the chance, and I talked to her about it on Facebook the day I made them!
I think that’s the hardest part- saying “Thanks for the mixer, I’m going to get lots of use out of it” is an understatement, and she knows it 😀
Post # 9
I write my mom thank you’s for a lot of stuff (christmas and birthday) and I’ll definitely be doing it for the wedding and shower. Just be sincere. She’ll definitely appreciate it, even if it is corny.