I'll be the first to say, I am a thank you card fanatic.
I write thank you cards for just about anything and everything. Someone gives a gift to my kid, thank you card gets popped into the mail. Friend does something awesome and nice, thank you card is sent. Even with Jakah's birthday or Christmas presents. I write out the thank you cards, and he colors in them since he can't write yet. He even colors or puts stickers on the envelopes.
I may go a little overboard.
But really who doesn't like getting a little card in the mail saying "Thanks" for being kind?
That being said, when I don't receive a thank you card, it makes me upset. My husband thinks I am weird about it. But really I think its poor manners not to send a thank you card.
For example, we went to his cousins wedding in March. I usually always give money as a gift. I liked getting money and using it to pick out whatever we wanted. Anyways now that I am off track, the wedding was in March. I have yet to receive a thank you card.
I know with weddings, or babies things get hectic. A month grace period is usually enough time. But its been 5 months. And no thank you card.
I think its rude.
I usually have thank you cards sent out within a week of receiving a gift. Sure I am awesome. But 5 months? We haven't even gotten a thank you e-mail. (which for a wedding gift would be quite tacky)
Is this normal? Am I being a crazy thank you card fanatic here? Have people lost their manners? Am I the only one who sends out thank you cards anymore?
How do you feel about thank you cards? Do you write them? Do you have your kids write them?
Even though I have boys, They will be sending out thank you cards for things.
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