As I sit here writing "Thank You" notes from Nathaniel for his birthday presents (2 weeks ago), I wonder do most parents even bother to do this?? I have always written "Thank You" notes for everything that we receive! I even used to go so far as to write them for Christmas presents but this year I decided to stop this practice! I believe that we exchange presents for Christmas so therefore it is a trade off and I am not expecting a "Thank You" note from everyone that we exchange gifts with! But on the other hand, I think a "Thank You" note for birthday presents is a nice gesture! They thought of you or your child on this special day so as a common courtesy, a "Thank You" note is nice! Now, I do not judge nor do I even give it any thought if we do not get a "Thank You" note from someone we have given a present to but I was brought up to send "Thank You" notes so we always do!!
What are your thoughts on this subject?? What is the norm?? Do you send "Thank You" notes??