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Old August 3rd, 2020, 06:30 PM
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Etiquette Question

Is there a proper way to acknowledge a birthday card?



[I'm crabby/out of sorts about this - The fact that I'm worked up about something that is no big deal is making me grumpier]
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Old August 4th, 2020, 04:49 AM
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Re: Etiquette Question

A phone call?

Maybe you'd like to talk about what is making you worked up? Is it connected to the Birthday card?
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Old August 4th, 2020, 02:41 PM
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Re: Etiquette Question

I'm pizzy about calling that I received a card - but I return texts to people who wished me a happy birthday via text.

I don't see a difference, in theory, but in practice I get mail - I don't think to call, I get a text & reply as its convenient.


I didn't like my DH getting a call from a family member, who was put out that I didn't call upon receiving a card. Then he's reminding me to call that person. I just want to dig my heals in like a little kid. (I have called though)
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Old August 5th, 2020, 02:51 PM
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Re: Etiquette Question

Ugh, I understand!

DH has a cousin who writes, and I had written her back in the past, but I haven't written her in months. So she called to ask why I DH didn't respond. DH didn't respond. He said, "I'm not a writer." Then the question was, "Why didn't Lucy write back?" Because you're not MY cousin???

A "thank you" is not required for a card, but some people expect an acknowledgement. If this is someone you want to keep in a good relationship, a call is nice, but still not really required imo.

How did the family member respond to the call?
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Old August 8th, 2020, 06:52 PM
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Re: Etiquette Question

I got voice mail...so I left a message.
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