Do You Really Have to Send Thank You Notes for Christmas Gifts?

January 10, 2012 by Mom Jeanine
shefinds | Kids

Now that it’s January 10, more than 15 days after Christmas, and there’s neither stamp nor thank you note to be found in my house, I’m going with no.

Believe it or not, I actually do still believe in sending paper thank you notes. If someone lets us stay over at their house or does something nice for my daughter, I usually send a thank-you. But for Christmas gifts? It’s just not happening this year.

For one, isn’t it sufficient for my daughter to thank you in person or over the phone when she receives the gift? Why does she have to write a note, too? And speaking of that note, my daughter is only three. She can scribble a few letters, but the fact is I’d be doing most of the writing. Between keeping my New Year’s resolution and chasing after a toddler, I hardly have the time to scratch off a bunch of thank you notes.

Now I don’t want to come across as ungrateful. I am thankful that so many people thought enough of my little girl this holiday season to buy her a gift. But we said thank you once. That’s all you’re getting this year folks…

What about you? Do you send out Christmas thank you cards? Do you write them or do your kids write them? Share your strategy in the comments.

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