Sep 10, 2010
I sure hope not!
As far back as I can remember my mom made my sisters and I write thank you cards. Even before we could write our own name. She would give us a piece of paper and we'd draw or color a picture for whomever gave us the gift.
Now that I am older and am more on the giving side I understand what it means when someone says thank you. I don't give to receive a thank you or a pat on the back but there's a certain etiquette I fear we may be losing. Now I understand there are circumstances that can prevent thank you notes from happening. Anyone that sent something to little man after he was born didn't receive one, I'm embarrassed to say. I was alone (hubby was out of town) in taking care of a newborn for the first time and completely overwhelmed. I'm still upset at myself for not sending those few out.
Around this past April and May we received the usual graduation invitations. We sent money accordingly. I was surprised at who we never received a thank you note or a verbal thank you from! (not even a facebook thank you) Again that's not why we gave the money but it's just manners to do so. Maybe it's just a southern thing or a change in times. But I really hope that we don't lose the art of showing gratitude. I hope that we are not too consumed in ourselves or that we feel a sense of entitlement to what people give us, that we can't take 5 minutes out of our day to say thank you. (that reminds me I have a thank you card I keep meaning to mail!) :)
I am stepping off my soap box now. Back to our regular blogging program.