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Thank you cards - what is the etiquette?

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BellaMummy Sat 06-Sep-08 09:06:44

Just looking for some advice on sending thank you cards. My daughter turned 2 recently and had a little party. She was given quite a few presents in person; which she opened and said 'thank you'.

I have sent a thank you card for anything she received in the post - do I need to send them for presents she received in person? Is that the correct etiquette?

Any advice/views would be appreciated!

takingitasitcomes Sat 06-Sep-08 13:41:31

I don't think so - it would seem a little OTT to send cards too as there is no way your dd could do them herself at her age. Once she's old enough to sign her own name I think it might be a nice idea as it will help teach her about manners.

tori32 Sat 06-Sep-08 14:06:25

No, I wouldn't send them for gifts received in person and at 2 I wouldn't send them at all. I would ring the people up and get her to say thankyou on the phone. More meaningful than a card written by you IMO. smile

BellaMummy Sat 06-Sep-08 19:57:19

Thanks for the responses. I felt as though it was probably just appropriate to say thanks at the time. When DD was born and when she turned 1, we were living in Ireland and so I sent thank you cards for stuff received in the post, which made me wonder.
Thanks again smile

Overmydeadbody Sat 06-Sep-08 19:58:39

No need to send cards when she's only two.

Wait till she can at least sign her name in them.

chapstickchick Sat 06-Sep-08 20:01:43

when my boys were smaller they used to 'draw'on a postcard which i would then send to the sender of the gift,to little friends a personal thankyou at the time sufficed but for aunties godmothrs and grandparents to this day they still send note saying thankyou- except to my nan who rather crossly announced it was a waste of first class stamp to send a thankyou card shock

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