Group Gifts: Writing the thank-you note

by epi on June 10, 2013

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.

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Lilli June 10, 2013 at 1:12 pm

I think group gifts are one of the exceptions to a handwritten note. I like EPI’s advice, but if you really want to be certain that everyone sees your thank you I would also send a group email thanking them all.

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Winifred Rosenburg June 10, 2013 at 1:45 pm

No, group gifts are not an exception to the rule. The above advice should be followed.

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