When a new baby arrives you can be sure to be inundated with new baby gifts. Having a baby can be a chaotic time as you and your partner struggle to come to grips with the new bundle and the dramatic change to the demands on your time. Sending out thank you notes might well be the last thing on your mind however try to get thank you notes sent out within a week or so of receiving the gifts if you are fit and able.
Again it may be tempting to simply scribble a generic thank you on the card to everyone who has been kind enough to send you a gift. Try to make time to personalise the card in some way. Keep a note of the names of friends and family that give the baby a present and a note of what the gift was. It’s surprising how soon you become confused about who bought what. With your list in hand you can then at least make a reference to the gift that was given making the card more personal to the recipient.
Baby gifts from friends and family are invaluable at a time when you are being hit with some major expenses, so take the time to thank everyone for their thought and kindness.