I am a saddened and a bit annoyed at how few of my friends seem to think it is important to acknowledge the receipt of a posted present. Ideally a thank you would be great but at the moment I don't even know if they have received them. Personally I am quite keen on thank you notes for presents, but would be happy with a quick text/email just to say - "got the .... - thanks" type thing.
Over the last 2 months or so I have sent out 3 presents for friends' children - nothing particularly expensive but not one has even let me know that they have received the parcel. I always get proof of posting but bit pointless when you don't know if they got it or not. I find this happens quite a lot these days (not with all my friends I should add) and find it a bit embarrassing when you end up asking - did you get..... by the way? I know everyone is busy but surely it doesn't take two seconds to send a quick text even?
you are making me feel more reasonable already - thought it was pregnancy hormones making me grumpy! I always do thank you notes too - DS is a bit young to do anything on them yet, except the occasionaly scribble but will be ensuring he does them when he gets older - I think it is rude not too and is good for teaching children to be grateful for things but thought perhaps I was being old fashioned about this. Glad to hear that perhaps I am not.
My DN always writes thank you notes within days of receiving birthday/christmas presents - nothing fancy but she would not dream of not doing so; she is only 11.
yanbu, i sent my cousin 3 bin bags full of dds old clothes for her dd (that she had actually asked me to give to her as she didnt have money for new ones for her, i didnt offer them iyswim) and nothing.. no call, no text, not even a facebook message!