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Birthday party thank you's?

So my dd is having a b-day party-are you expecting a thank you note after the party? I say YES! My hubby says it doesn't matter?

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Asked by girliemom0406 at 6:29 PM on Oct. 25, 2012 in Parenting Debate

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  • I don't. Saying thank you when the gift is open is enough in my family.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 6:30 PM on Oct. 25, 2012

  • I don't expect one, I am actually highly surprised when I get one. DS does send ones out most years to non-family members.

    Answer by kmath at 6:33 PM on Oct. 25, 2012

  • Yes I make sure I send them out within 2 weeks.

    Answer by liss05 at 7:20 PM on Oct. 25, 2012

  • Yes, absolutely. Proper etiquette. You don't want to look ingrateful.


    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 7:44 PM on Oct. 25, 2012

  • Yes. Here in the south it is definitely expected.

    Answer by missanc at 10:28 PM on Oct. 25, 2012

  • Yes, absolutely. Proper etiquette. You don't want to look ungrateful.


    Answer by Anonymous at 10:44 PM on Oct. 25, 2012

  • I think that it's a choice personally. I live in the South and yes, thank you cards are a must. But, I am also aware of the numerous gifts at a party that children can get from adults and children. At certain ages, kids don't understand what thank you notes are for so sending one to a kid who's give your kid a pencil box that he got out of his closet that wasn't used because he didn't like it in the first place is a little ridiculous to me. Older kids need to be encouraged to do it on their own not forced.

    Answer by blondie805 at 9:13 PM on Nov. 5, 2012

  • I take a group shot of the party and use that as a thank you- you can have them made in to cards cheap at Walgreens-

    Answer by soyousay at 8:18 AM on Nov. 6, 2012

  • Yes

    Answer by booklover545 at 11:41 AM on Nov. 6, 2012

  • Absolutely. They went out of their way to pick a gift for your child, so it's the proper thing to do. I have had my DD help with them since she turned 3.

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 6:40 PM on Nov. 8, 2012

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