April 24, 2008

Things We Loathed: Thank You Notes

The moment all the wrappings hit the floor on Christmas and birthdays, we faced the harsh reality that 12 present-free months lay ahead. To make things worse, an even greater evil lurked: Thank You Notes. Sadly, they are the way to go. Emily Post, the grande dame of Etiquette, believes one can never start this painful process early enough. The Emily Post Guide to Good Manners, advises parents to strap a pencil to their three year-old’s hand and have the kid force some grateful thoughts onto paper. Pain for the child, delight for the gift giver.

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