It seems that we are on way to many special mailing lists Today we received a wedding announcement in the mail telling us that the young couple had recently been married and it requested that no gifts be sent but prepaid MasterCard and Visa gift cards would be acceptable. A reasonable request I imagine. We received an invitation to an anniversary party of some friends of ours and this would be their fourth anniversary party that we have been invited to. We received an invitation to the Baptism of our ex-son-in-law's new baby. Normally not an event you attend but it is our grandson's half sister and he was really proud. He asked us to go. We went, brought a gift, and had a good time. Enough is enough. In response I drafted the following letter to explain our new policy on gifting.
Dear Madam or Sir,