Posted on January 31, 2017 at 7:15 AM
Thank you note etiquette It is always appropriate to send a hand-written thank you card when you receive a present. The basic guideline is that you should always write a thank you note anytime you receive a gift and the giver was not there to be thanked in person.
Here are some specifics:
Engagement or Bridal Shower - Even if the gift giver attended the party in your honor and you had a chance to say thank you for the gift, a hand-written thank you note should still be sent to giver.
Wedding - Within three months of when you received the wedding gift it should be acknowledged with a hand-written note. If you are delayed, better late than never is the rule. It is good practice to send a thank you note as soon as possible after a gift arrives. Even if someone just sends you a card to congratulate you on your marriage, you should send a note in return. What to write: -Be personal. -Convey genuine appreciation. -Be specific about their kindness. -Mention how you will use it or how you will think of the gift-giver each time you see / use the item.
Success = timely, hand-written, & heartfelt!