Call me old fashioned, but I'm BIG on writing thank you notes. For example, I was very appreciative of what we were given for our wedding and spent many months after our wedding writing every single person who gave us a gift and included a personal note, special to each person, in each one (I still feel bad for the tag that got lost off of the tea kettle and muffin tin that I couldn't sent a thank you note to. If that was you- thank you!). That's why I appreciated this from Emily Post:
QUESTION: I attended a wedding four months ago and gave the couple a check as a gift. The check was cashed, but four months have passed and still no thank-you note! Isn't that too long? (this can be applied to baby shower , bridal shower gifts, etc. too).
ANSWER: The most common complaint-by far- from wedding guests has to do with overdue thank-yous. When a guest goes through the effort of thoughtfully selecting and giving a gift and then nothing happens- sometimes for months- he begins to wonder! "Was the gift ever received? If it was, why hasn't a note been written?" Thank-you notes should be written promptly-at the very least, within three months of receipt of the gift. If you haven't received a note three months after the couple received your gift, it's okay to ask the bride, the groom, or one of their parents if the gift was received. With any luck, a gentle nudge will get your point across and you'll find out if the gift was received and appreciated.
4 days ago