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Your friends will never forget the look on your face when you opened that gorgeous baby cradle that they all chipped in for. The wood was pure mahogany with angels carved into each end. The rails were smooth and the size was perfect for a newborn baby.
No doubt everything you got on the day of your baby shower was wonderful. Maybe you got some organic cotton baby blankets, extra baby crib bedding sets, and even some new mother gift baskets just for you!
There's still a few weeks left before the birth of the baby, which is the perfect time to sit down and write up the thank-you cards. The best way to write a thank you card is to keep it brief, but meaningful in some way. Sure it's meaningful to say “thanks”, but add a little comment about how you intend to use the item. For example, for the baby cradle, you could say something like, “Thank you for your generosity! This will stay in the family for generations to come.”
During the excitement of the baby shower, it's possible you've actually forgotten what a few people bought. If you think of it, have someone keep track of that while you're opening the gifts. If it's too late and the day has already come and gone, you can still send a generic thank you card. You could even write a personal note that says something like, “Thank you so much for the gift! I'm really glad you could make it to the baby shower.”
Now, find a comfortable spot (assuming you can!), and start writing those thank you notes.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|