What a tough one this week's 'Yo Laura' was for me! Lynn sent me this:
"Love the show! What is the correct etiquette when one receives an announcement (no party invitation) for high school or college graduation, or baby’s birth etc. Required to send a gift or no? Would love to know what majority of listeners think. Thanks."
It was such a good question that the many people I asked around the office couldn't even come to an agreement. And it's a timely one too because UCF students JUST GRADUATED last week!
Since there were a few differing opinions, I had to gather the 'majority' because it's not a universal answer. To me, it was obvious.
Here's what I think is a solid answer based on reading several websites and etiquette blogs:
Miss Conduct's blog summed it up like this,
"A gift is not required; a card (addressed to the family if you don't know the child), phone call, or e-mail to the parents is sufficient."