Q: I once received a card with a gift for my newborn requesting that I not send a thank-you note and use the time for my family.  I found it very useful at such a busy time.  I would like to send the same thing to a friend but am not sure how it should be worded.  This one was very simple and polite.  Do you have any suggestions?

 

 

A: You may simply say what you wrote: “Please don’t feel it’s necessary to send a thank-you note.  I would rather you just enjoy the time with your family and new baby.”

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