Post by kittymeowbark on Aug 7, 2015 15:25:43 GMT -5
My shower is this Sunday and I began receiving large gifts since yesterday. Do I bring them to the shower? I feel like that defeats the purpose of having it sent to my home.
Do I thank them via phone before the shower, Thank them at the shower if they still attend, or do I send thank you cards along with everyone else? My H thinks I Should mention their gifts when I am opening the other gifts and say thank you?
Post by speedymarie on Aug 7, 2015 20:58:12 GMT -5
If your shower is this Sunday, I would hold off on sending thank you cards for gifts sent to your home until after the shower. Some people who send gifts will bring a small gift (like an outfit) to the shower. At this point it would be silly to mail a card and then have to mail a second. If people do bring a second gift to the shower, I would mention the mailed gift while opening it. "Oh, thank you Aunt May for these adorable pajamas. And thank you as well for the pack n play you sent!"
Then send thank you cards promptly thanking then both for attending the shower and for the gift(s).
There's no need to bring the gifts to the shower. Open them when you receive them at home. If the person who sent a gift to your home goes to the shower as well, thank them in person too so they know you received their gift. Send a thank you note. If they bring an additional gift to the shower, include that in your thank you note for the large item, or, if you already sent a thank you for the large item, send a separate note for the additional item they sent to the shower. I don't see any need to announce gifts that were sent to your home to the group at the shower. If the person attends the shower, thanking them as you greet them should be sufficient.
ALL of this.
I would hope they sent it to your home to make it easier on you. I've heard of people who send it to the MTBs home and then actually expect the MTB to lug the gift to the shower AND back. I don't get that at all and it makes NO sense. If they want you to open the gift at the shower, then they need to bring it to the shower.
And definitely no "announcement" of what they gave you. They may not want you to do that, and again, if they really want everyone to know what they gave you, they should have brought the gift to the shower.
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