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Wow, so I guess I should be thankful for a printed generic thank you note. I really don't understand why people can't take the time to write a note.

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Another old fashion person when it comes to etiquette.  Like you, I perfer hand written thank you notes.  As well as hand written letters.


Now pre-printed thank you notes w/o a hand written signature is poor etiquette in my "old fashion" personal opinion. 




P.S.  At least you did get a "thank you" note.  Be thankful for that.  Most of these "youngins" don't even know what that is! whistling.gif



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@KathyLFan wrote:

Be thankful you received a Thank You note.  My close friends & I are all in our 60s & our group does nothing but e-mail thank-yous, not even phone calls - we thank them when we receive the gift & follow up with e-mail.  I don't need my friends to have to spend almost half a dollar to mail a note.

Well, that may be different if you are all exchanging gifts within a group. HOWEVER, when I spend $100-$300 on a wedding gift for one of their kids, you better believe I think it is only appropriate that they write me a HANDWRITTEN Thank You! If they don't, I find it VERY difficult to gift when they start in on baby showers. Just sayin.

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I appreciate everyone's comments. There were maybe 25 people at the Baptism, I'm not talking about 100-200 people. Even so, I would take the time to hand write a thank you. So glad for the QVC forums because I could never post this on FACEBOOK. LOL

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Re: Thank You notes

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I understand your disappointment in todays times.  I have to add that many people under 50 years of age can barely spell correctly much less hand write - they barely print and not too legibly.  It's too bad that so many lost arts concerning courtesies and mannerisms of the past are gone and not encouraged.

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I am of the generation that still believes in handwritten thank you notes and that is the choice I use when I have received a gift.


However, I also think "What do I do with this now?"  "How long should I keep this?"  So, if someone sends me an e-mail or text thank you, I'm grateful to have at least received one.

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Getting a pre-printed "thank-you" note is far better than getting NO "thank-you" of any kind, at all.



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Re: Thank You notes

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I believe in Thank You notes and hope I never stop sending them out.


Just yesterday I hand wrote, on stationery, a Thank You to a local business man (whom I just met over the phone) for doing something nice for me that was totally unexpected, and he waived his fee.


I bet he will be surprised that I sent him a note.

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I'll take it a step further.......... Some of the young ones just give us folks a 'blank stare' when they receive a gift in person.  It's almost as though they cannot utter a 'thank you'; their minds just won't permit it.

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I am with you all the way and agree with MaggieMack.  Call me old school, but I appreciate receiving personal (that being the key word here) notes.  As a matter of fact, it is one of my pet peeves.  I believe that it is good manners to drop a small two sentence note to let the gift giver know that you acknowledged their time and/or money spent, or even simply enjoyed their company at the affair, if that may be the case. Sorry, but I don't want a text, don't want an email, and don't want just a signature on reprinted forms.