I personally love thank you cards: I love giving and receiving them. In my opinion, they are quickly becoming a lost art. But a national debate recently emerged after one mom was "gifted" with not having to write baby shower thank you cards.
At my baby shower yesterday, one woman said, before I started opening gifts, “Can we give you the gift of no thank-you notes?” And everyone gasped and I DIED and now I’m going to be that lady at every shower I go to.— Laura Turner (@lkoturner) April 15, 2018
As you can imagine, the entire internet had an opinion on this.
While some cheered on the gesture, saying this would be the gift they pledged to give future moms-to-be, others balked at the thought of throwing away tradition.
As much as I love and appreciate hand-written cards, I think if there was ever a time to give someone a break on writing thank you notes, the pregnant mom deserves a free pass.
Instead of a formal thank you card that adds more stress in the weeks leading up to labor and delivery, perhaps new moms could send us a cute picture of the baby after she's born?
Regardless of whether baby shower thank you cards remain or die off, a healthy dose of gratitude is always welcomed and appreciated, in whatever form it takes!
- BOB Strollers