September 2013 Moms

Thank You notes

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edited August 2014 in September 2013 Moms
Will you give out thank you notes from your child for their birthday gifts?

Thank You notes 101 votes

Yes
73% 74 votes
No
20% 21 votes
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5% 6 votes

Re: Thank You notes

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  • Asivec said:

    I have sent hand written thank you notes plus a picture and will do this again. I bought photo paper (I did this for Christmas) and printed out a picture with LO and the gift. I just did a photo shoot and whatever face she made was what they saw! People actually commented how nice it was to see her with the gift.

    Love this idea! I think I will steal it for LO bday!
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  • Yes. Always do them from LO. I wrote them from his point of view, like "I can't wait to play with my new train set!" When LO is old enough we will write them together but for now I am his ghostwriter.
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  • I came across this little craft and since DD's birthday will be ladybug themed I decided I'm going to use the craft to make our thank you cards.

    I love that idea to send a photo with the gift though!
  • Yes, but I will be signing them with my name, not LO's
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  • I forgot to answer myself last night. ... It isn't common around here to send them for birthdays and I didn't even think to at Christmas either. Which is wired since I from the south you'd think it would be common. I have gotten them from 1 friend and her boys which is what prompted me to ask. So I've been undecided on them for birthday but we absolutely did them for all the shower gifts!
  • We always do them for any parties we throw ( bdays, baptism) but do not do them for Christmas.

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  • SS: We asked for no presents. I know lots don't agree with this practice however we have some compulsive shoppers/borderline hoarders and it is getting out of control. At this point, we don't even know what to get LO because others have jumped the gun and bought everything, including some "firsts".
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  • I will but I honestly don't think it's necessary.  I'm all for thank you's for showers, baptism, etc. but for birthdays and holidays I do not think they are necessary.  In my opinion that's just what happens at a birthday and Christmas....everyone gets and gives gifts and it all evens out.  I don't ever remember sending a thank you when I was like 7,8,9 etc. after my birthday parties but I always opened the presents while everyone was there and walked around and gave thank you hugs and kisses and told them in person. That being said, I will send thank you's because a lot of my friends did so I feel pressured into it.  
  • I will but I honestly don't think it's necessary.  I'm all for thank you's for showers, baptism, etc. but for birthdays and holidays I do not think they are necessary.  In my opinion that's just what happens at a birthday and Christmas....everyone gets and gives gifts and it all evens out.  I don't ever remember sending a thank you when I was like 7,8,9 etc. after my birthday parties but I always opened the presents while everyone was there and walked around and gave thank you hugs and kisses and told them in person. That being said, I will send thank you's because a lot of my friends did so I feel pressured into it.  

    Same here. Never done thank you notes for birthdays or holidays.

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  • @jojo1112 said:
    I will but I honestly don't think it's necessary.  I'm all for thank you's for showers, baptism, etc. but for birthdays and holidays I do not think they are necessary.  In my opinion that's just what happens at a birthday and Christmas....everyone gets and gives gifts and it all evens out.  I don't ever remember sending a thank you when I was like 7,8,9 etc. after my birthday parties but I always opened the presents while everyone was there and walked around and gave thank you hugs and kisses and told them in person. That being said, I will send thank you's because a lot of my friends did so I feel pressured into it.  
    I'm not sure we are going to open presents at his bday party. If we do and the people are there then, no a separate thank you isn't going to be sent. With 30+ people at the party I'm just not sure we want to make people sit and watch the presents being opened. Not sure what to do. Is everyone going to actually open the presents at the party? The last few 1st bdays we've been to they didn't open gifts there. I'll change my statement to say if you open a bday or Xmas gift in front of the person a verbal thank you is totally fine. If not, a note or a phone call to thank them and to let them know you received the gift is warranted.
    I like this. Growing up, we opened everything at the event, for lack of a better word, so maybe that's why we never did any thank you cards for birthdays or holidays, because I grew up knowing that thank you cards are a big deal in other cases.

    I have no idea what we'll do in the future, but we always opened gifts for birthdays when I was growing up, and people like to see you react to the gift that they brought, so as far as I know, that's what we'll be doing. For her first birthday, I don't know, but probably.

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  • Attended 5 first bday parties this year and none opened the gifts at the party nor sent thank you notes. I don't think formal thank yous are needed for birthdays.
  • It will just be my husband's and my immediate families and after birthday celebrations we do not send thank you notes. We say thank you in person and as a PP mentioned, give hugs and kisses/show our appreciation in the moment. I do send them for showers, to work colleagues when they give holiday gifts, and big events.
  • I also feel that verbal thank yous are appropriate if the gifts are opened in front of others.

    That being said, I plan to send thank you notes because we have 40+ people there so will probably note be opening gifts while everyone is there.
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