One mom thinks the tradition of writing Thank You cards is environmentally unfriendly and a waste if money. She also just hates doing it, so she's opted out.
Momlogic's Gina: When my child and I get gifts I, of course, thank the person who gave it to us. I just happen to do it verbally in person or over the phone. I don't have time, nor do I think its necessary, to write a thank you card. Plus, I thought the whole point of giving is that you don't expect anything in return.
This is something that people think I'm incredibly rude for thinking and practicing. I really do think it's an outdated, wasteful tradition. It wastes paper, money and time -- all things we should all be conserving, especially in this day and age.
I also hate that this it is assumed to be the woman's job in a marriage. My in-laws are always asking me if I've sent a note to their friends who have send us gifts. I work just as much as my husband, thank you very much! This is just another completely outdated element. And what's so wrong with picking up the phone and actually calling the person and speaking with them? This is time WELL spent.
Call me lazy, but I will continue my boycott of Thank You notes although I'm pretty sure I'm alone in this quest. Next mission -- Christmas cards!
What do you think? Anyone care to join me? Thank you in advance!