Note or not?
December 27, 2008 8:21 PM Subscribe
Should I send my parents thank you notes?
posted by ocherdraco to human relations (18 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I always send thank you notes when someone hosts me or gives me a gift. Now that I'm a (mostly) self-sustaining adult, should I send notes to my parents, too.
I've been told that such notes are for those outside immediate family, but mom and dad do so much for me. Why should I thank my aunt for the useless doodads she gave me, but not my parents' very thoughtful gifts?