No thank-you note? No more gifts

Sure, it's appropriate to expect some form of acknowledgement if you've given a gift. But it's also important to think carefully about what you want your gifts to others mean.



February 1, 2023 - 1:50 PM

Hello Carolyn: I went to your column specifically to see whether I am the only one hurt by not receiving thank-yous for gifts sent. I see I am not.

I thought maybe it’s just an “older generation” expectation. I don’t even mind a text or email … just something.

We give just a little card and present to young relatives to let them know we love them and that we are not going to forget that they are part of the family.

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