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When to send out Thank You notes?


I'm only 5 months pregnant and have already received several gifts from close family and friends. So I'm wondering what is the right thing to do when it comes to sending them Thank You notes: Do I send the card now while everyone still remember the gifts? Or do I wait until the baby is born? I'd rather send them out as soon as I receive them because I don't want people to think we are ungrateful. But knowing my friends/family, the gifts will keep on coming and the people who bought me gifts already will continue to buy more stuff.

What should I do? :)
Mar 29, 2008 @ 07:48 pm

6 Replies

Ali de Bold


That is so exciting! I don't know the rules for this, but I think the most sincere is when it feels natural. If you want to do it now, it will be top of mind, whereas later you might forget a little. I'm so happy for you!
Mar 29, 2008 @ 09:53 pm


Congratulations on the baby news!! I wish you a continued healthy pregnancy.

Re: thank yous ... no idea. Maybe just call them and thank them personally. Then send them a thank you when you send out all the others? On the other hand, once the baby arrives, you probably won't have time for much!
Mar 31, 2008 @ 11:47 am

You are both right!

Thanks for the suggestions! I think you are both right, do it while it's still fresh in everyone's memory. And Spotty brought up a good point: I'm not going to have time to do things like this after the baby is born. :P Hahah...
Apr 01, 2008 @ 10:18 am

I'd send as soon as you can

It is never too early to acknoledge the gift and say your thanks. People are sending them to you early so you can prepare for the baby and they will like to hear that it is something you can use and that you appreciate their thoughtfulness.

I, personally, wouldn't wait. Once the baby is born you are going to be a very busy woman and thank yous are something that should never fall byt he wayside (even if you don't intend them to)

Congrats btw.
Apr 17, 2008 @ 09:19 am


I agree with khourianya. Because if you send it early... it shows that you appreciate their thoughtfulness.

Also a bonus, you're gonna just keep getting more gifts. If you send out the cards now, then it's less work for you to do later on! So don't delay and procrastinate. I should speak for myself, haha! ;P
Apr 17, 2008 @ 11:52 pm

late thank yous

I think thank you notes that come 2 months or more after the gift are forgetful.

You can ask the manners lady here: http://www.tip-topliving.com/notebook/
May 28, 2008 @ 10:24 pm

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