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Bipet1984 Tue 07-Jun-16 13:39:55

My little boy's 1st birthday is 18th December. How would you go about thank you cards for his birthday presents?

Would you write a thank you line in the Christmas card?

Would you send a separate Thank you and Christmas card?

Would you wait till after Christmas and send a thank you card for both birthday and Christmas presents?

Just curious, as no one in our family has a winter birthday so this whole December baby malarkey has thrown everyone off ;)

FeliciaJollygoodfellow Tue 07-Jun-16 13:41:54

I would call or text.

sonlypuppyfat Tue 07-Jun-16 13:41:56

You like to get organised in advanced don't you!

Squiff85 Tue 07-Jun-16 13:45:17

I send Christmas cards well before 18th (usually around 4th/5th) so I would do cards then thank you notes after his birthday

Bipet1984 Tue 07-Jun-16 13:45:38

Yes, I am quite the planner, how did you guess? ;)

mouldycheesefan Tue 07-Jun-16 13:45:57

Call or text or send thank you cards after Xmas combining both. Or thank people when you see them at Xmas. No need to send Xmas cards, thank you cards for birthdays and thank you card for Xmas it's card overkill.
Could send ecard?

Buckinbronco Tue 07-Jun-16 13:48:28

Thank you card in the envelope with Xmas cards but you'll have to get them out fast to make the last post!

hollie11 Tue 07-Jun-16 13:52:31

I WhatsApp photo of them opening present/playing with toys they brought and say thank you he/she loves it

hopeful31yrs Tue 07-Jun-16 14:36:46

When they are a bit older make videos of them saying thank you. Went down a treat with my DD who was 2 just after Christmas

LunaLoveg00d Tue 07-Jun-16 14:40:25

You do know it's the first week in June, don't you?

Paintedhandprints Tue 07-Jun-16 15:06:58

Email pictures!

Voteforpedr0 Tue 07-Jun-16 15:21:46

I would stop thinking about it now and revisit it after the summer is done

BranTriLlygaid Tue 07-Jun-16 15:54:24

Thank you cards are such a waste of paper, especially in this day and age. A phone call or an email with picture is more personal and saves the planet. Oh and yabu, just for the fact it's June confused.

CaptainCorellisBanjo Tue 07-Jun-16 16:00:50

I have a December baby too. I write the Christmas card and put the thank you for the gift message on the opposite side. DH was worried about their birthday being so close to Xmas but it is lovely - his party always marks the start of Christmas proper!

Enjoy your baby

Bipet1984 Tue 07-Jun-16 16:07:50

Thanks ladies!! Yes, I know it's only June and I am not writing cards now, just had a little thought about this as December birthdays can be tricky smile

Goingtobeawesome Tue 07-Jun-16 16:08:54

By the 18th all my Christmas cards would have gone so it would be a separate thank you card.

Notso Tue 07-Jun-16 16:13:44

I don't tend to send thank you cards for birthday presents as we see nearly everyone who gives a gift and thank them at the time.
DSIS lives a few hours away so I FaceTime her and the kids open their presents and thank her at the same time.

Cupoftchaiagain Tue 07-Jun-16 16:13:46

I thought u were just late in sending them!

HowManyMoreTimes Tue 07-Jun-16 16:14:55

My daughters birthday is also late December. To be honest, I've been quite up front about hoping people would buy her separate birthday and Christmas presents. With that in mind, I feel I need to send separate thank you letters!

CleanHankie Tue 07-Jun-16 19:40:18

I have a late December birthday and oh, the joy I had in only writing one card, thanking friends and relatives for both my birthday and Christmas presents while my sister (early December birthday) had to write 2! Mwaha haha! My DD2 has a similar birthday to mine so I've let her into the secret of how it's actually better than birthdays at any other time of the year grin

kinkytoes Tue 07-Jun-16 19:53:46

How sad that someone on this thread thinks they are a waste of paper. Is it not bad enough that no one writes letters any more, you want these to stop too?

BettyCrystal Tue 07-Jun-16 19:57:29

My wedding was near Christmas, so I sent my thank you in a Christmas card. Nice ones I'd done myself, not naff festive ones.

BranTriLlygaid Tue 07-Jun-16 20:17:25

Yes, kinky I genuinely think there's not much need for such things these days. I'd much rather see trees than a pile of waste paper. Especially when we are so lucky to have technology that does the same job. As long as a 'thank you' has been made - I actually don't get why a TY card is meant to be so personal anyway - 'dear Aunt Blah, thanks for blah, it got used once then put in the cupboard/broken/given to charity. Look forward to more blah next year with the exact same response'. Such old fashioned nonsense on my opinion.

kinkytoes Tue 07-Jun-16 20:43:31

Well not sure what OP is planning but mine include a nice photo (my dc are too young to write themselves) and I hope the recipients will hold onto them as a little memento of someone they thought enough of to buy a gift.

Don't get me wrong I'm also a tree fan, but i think these are important too.

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