Q: The people in my office recently held a baby shower for me after work. They gave me a collective gift. How do I write a thank-you note?
A: It’s okay to write a collective note for a joint gift, especially when there have been many people involved – say, more than three. (If only two or three people join together, it’s better to write each one.) Write your note, with the salutation “Dear Friends,” thanking everyone for the shower and the gift. Mail the note to the office manager, the main part organizer, or the person who seems like the best communicator. That person will be responsible for routing the note to everyone involved.