When Should You Not Send A Thank You Note?

How soon should a thank you note be sent?

Don’t wait to send your thank you notes.

Generally, they should be sent within a week of receipt of the gift or gesture..

Is it rude to not send thank you cards?

If the person thanked you in person or over the phone etc. then a follow up note shouldn’t be required. If they haven’t thanked you in another manner then yes they should send a thank you note. If they make a habit of not thanking others for gifts, they may find that people don’t want to give to them.

How long should you wait to send thank you cards?

Send thank you notes before the wedding for gifts received before the wedding. The standard timeline for sending a note is is 2-3 weeks after receiving the gift. Thank you cards should be sent within three months of your wedding.

What is etiquette for thank you notes?

Be specific about what you are thanking the person for. You don’t want to simply say, “Thank you for the gift.” That may give the impression that you can’t remember what the person gave you. Even if you didn’t care for the gift, you should send a thank you note. State how you will use or have used the gift or service.

Are thank you cards outdated?

According to recent research, some 75 percent of Americans believe thank you notes to be antiquated and obsolete—though it’s worth noting that this leaves a full quarter of Americans who still expect a thank you note when they give a gift.