Dear Ms. Cards Etiquette,
The folks at work threw me a going away party, and I’m wondering if I need to write thank yous to all of them separately or if I write one to the group.
Moving to Tennessee
Well Tennessee, congratulations on your move!
It depends on if people at the party gave you individual gifts. If so, then you’ll probably want to send thank yous to those people mentioning the gift they gave you.
You’ll also want to send one thank you to the group as a whole thanking them for giving you the going away party. You may also consider sending the business a cookie flower basket from a local bakery so everyone can enjoy a little snack.
Keep in mind, you don’t need to write a lot on your thank you cards, a line or two thanking the person for the gift and how you will use it is just fine. Many people get nervous about writing thank you cards because they think they have to go into a dissertation about how this gift will affect their lives. No so. Simple is perfectly fine.