Help me send my embarrassingly late birth announcements & thank yous
September 24, 2013 9:47 PM Subscribe
Okay, so mini me was born over 7 months ago and I spent a fair bit of money printing lovely birth announcements with matching thank you cards. Then, of course, I neglected to ever send them and now have no idea what the polite/appropriate thing to do is.
posted by annekate to human relations (17 answers total)
I'm sure people would still want the announcements as a memento, but the picture on them is clearly from when he was a newborn and everyone has almost certainly seen plenty of current pictures through Facebook or email. Would it be awkward to just send them out as-is at this point? (There is no room to write on them so a funny self-effacing note is probably out, unless I stuff something into the envelope with them. And I don't relish the idea of stuffing 50-some funny self-effacing notes into anything.)
As far as thank you notes, I only sent them to about half the people on my list. How do I go about sending the rest now, as late as they are? Most of the people I have left are the closest family & friends I wanted to write personal notes to, so I feel pretty awful about having waited this long. Is there something I can say in the note or should I just not even mention the time elapsed?
It's also worth mentioning that I don't have snail mail addresses for most of the people I would be sending these to, so there's kind of a double whammy here where I first have to reach out and solicit addresses so I can send the damn things. I don't have a good social approach to dealing with any of this so I'm just angsting and dragging my feet at this point. Help me MeFi!