When to send thank-yous
I lost my mom very suddenly on 8/27/07. All our family is out-of-state, but my parents have a zillion friends - and apparently I do, too. My dad is still receiving over a dozen cards a day. My husband and I have received about 80 cards (so far). I am at a loss to know if I should acknowledge each card with a thank-you. I sent thank-yous to everyone who either sent flowers, brought food, signed the guest book or sent a card and/or memorial to my dad. As I see my coworkers who sent cards, I thank them, but I don't know where I can find the energy to acknowledge every card. I also don't know what to do when he or I receive a mass card; we are not Catholic. This is all so overwhelming. For my coworkers, I was thinking of sending them an email of thanks and attaching a copy of her obit. Does this sound tacky or too impersonal? I appreciate any advice you all can offer.