Always send handwritten notes. Regardless how brief, a handwritten note (as opposed to a preprinted one) illustrates sincerity and your appreciation for the gift.
Holiday Party Cards – Festive holidays like Christmas or New Year’s Eve are always celebrated with parties so all kinds of cards are sent out. Such times are reasons to be jubilant and throw a party. People just love celebrating any event, milestone or holiday with a bang. No matter what the occasion, an invitation card is always important. Unlike wedding invitations, the holiday cards are usually very informal and don’t need to be delivered weeks ahead.
Christening or baptism invitation cards are usually sent to godparents, friends and family. Regardless of denomination, in this special day the child is officially named. It gives everyone the opportunity to welcome the child into the Family, the Church, and the Community. The invitation includes the baby’s name, and the date, location and time of the christening. It may also state the place for the reception afterward.
Write a thank you note to the whole group, don’t send a card. Since they went to the trouble to chip in for a gift, writing short but sincere note is the way to go.
Don’t procrastinate! Formal etiquette dictates that thank-yous for shower gifts should be sent within ten days and those for wedding gifts should be sent within two weeks after returning from the honeymoon. Moreover, gifts received prior to the wedding should be acknowledged immediately. That being said, if you happen to fall behind, rest assured it is never too late to be gracious!