On the Lighter Side

Traditions that Need to Go Out of Style: Thank You Notes

Thank you notes. Were they foisted upon us by greeting card companies, or is there someone else I should blame? I have nothing against thank you notes themselves, just the social compunction to write them. Most of the time, I still dutifully snail mail my “thank you” when somebody gives me a gift. I guess it’s one of the die-hard remnants of my Very Traditional Upbringing. But if this point of etiquette were to join those that have already fallen by the wayside in modern  ...

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