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07/04/2013 at 17:28
my two have been to several parties recently and I've noticed almost no one has given thank you notes, or if they have its a general one that's been printed out and isn't personalised or mentioned what the child received. is this just not the done thing anymore?
07/04/2013 at 17:29
I always do them after people give G things and we handwrite them.
07/04/2013 at 17:48
I always do handwritten ones for all of us, which reminds me I need to get some for S's birthday last week!
07/04/2013 at 17:56
Quite a few of the children in my class have brought cards and notes into school for their friends after their birthday parties.
07/04/2013 at 17:59
It is definitely the norm to do hand written thank yous amongst Zoe's friends. I have failed this year - a party for 30 children and me being ill for 9 weeks around the party means they are still sitting in a pile waiting to be written 2 mths after the event.
07/04/2013 at 18:17
I always do thank you cards, it's one of my things and I always like to be prompt with them. I find constantly though that people are really surprised to receive them and having had a few lots to do since E was born (baby shower, newborn gifts, xmas, naming day) people have started making a joke of it saying stuff like "thanks for another thank you card, you keep royal mail going!" that kind of jokey thing so it doesn't seem he norm anymore to do that but I just think it's good manners to acknowledge gifts with personalised, handwritten thank yous x
07/04/2013 at 18:30
I always write thank you notes (or rather, get C to write them).
My Mum is a carer, and one of her service users got my boys an Easter egg each. (neither I or my boys have ever met the woman). I got C to write her a thank you note, and my Mum said she cried, she was so touched at recieving it.
For J's party last year, I admit, I did have pre-printed ones. There was one put in each loot box.
07/04/2013 at 20:19
I always do them, in S's class he has had thank you notes from less than half of the children which he went to the parties of
07/04/2013 at 20:21
Always send them. I can't wait for them to be able to write their own!!
07/04/2013 at 20:22
No experience of children party thankyous, but I always write thankyous for things people have given me. Don't get many back though.
07/04/2013 at 20:54
We always get a nice picture of O printed and write a note with a personal message....just going through pics for his birthday ones now x
07/04/2013 at 21:11
We always send hand written thank you notes. It may take us two months to finish writing them but they get there anyway!
07/04/2013 at 21:28
we do thankyous, so far have got cards printed up with pics of discobaby and then written a message on each mentioning the specific gift etc... I can't wait until he is big enough to write his own
07/04/2013 at 21:32
Ordinarily, yes. However, the packet of cards is still in cupboard from two months ago. Such a slacker. Kleeksters aside, they don't seem to be the done thing amongst my family anymore.
08/04/2013 at 07:58
L is 2 years old this year and I have always wrote out thank you notes from him to people when they have bought him something and i personalise them, everyone who has received a thank you note from L has always been really appreciative especially the older generation.
08/04/2013 at 08:31
We always do them (but generally very late!). Depending on time/money/effort/number we either do totally handmade, handwritten, or personalised printed ones with a personal handwritten message on each. I appreciate people are busy but it's nice to get a thank you if you didn't actually see the child open his/her present (and I don't particularly like the generic 'thank you for my wonderful present' type cards but they are better than nothing!)
I also think it's important for children to learn manners and that they SHOULD thank people who are kind enough to give them presents - helps to mitigate the expectation for a big pile of pressies!
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