5 months ago on 05/14/2017 at 5:21 PM
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Etiquette question please, I received a high school graduation announcement in the mail from a former coworker and friend whom I've not seen in about 10 years in Park Ridge. The announcement lists the commencement information but it is a ticketed event. There is no invitation to a party afterward, and we are not close enough to have a ticket to the. Commencement, I'm sure. What is the proper response, or is one even necessary? I'm assuming a card and perhaps a check would be appropriate? Help!

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5 months ago on 05/14/2017 at 5:27 PM

If you have not kept in touch in 10 years then i say toss it.

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5 months ago on 05/14/2017 at 5:30 PM

I find it strange that you even got it. Kinda like a "hey look at my kid. hes graduating. No party but still send him something"

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5 months ago on 05/14/2017 at 5:35 PM

Say congrats when you send your holiday card. I'm sure this was just a happy moment for them and they wanted to share the news. I doubt they expect anything.

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5 months ago on 05/14/2017 at 5:42 PM

I think it depends how close you were with the parent and child, regardless of it having been ten years. I got graduation announcements for kids I babysat. It made me feel old, but I sent a card and a 20. If you were never close to the kid, but were to the parent, maybe just a card. If you barely remember the person, toss it.

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5 months ago on 05/14/2017 at 6:47 PM

Um. no.

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5 months ago on 05/14/2017 at 6:52 PM

They are likely just sharing their proud moment with you and not expecting a gift.

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5 months ago on 05/14/2017 at 7:29 PM

I think Mom ordered too many graduation announcements and went to her Christmas card list! �

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5 months ago on 05/14/2017 at 8:16 PM

If I send you a card, could I get a check back?

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5 months ago on 05/14/2017 at 8:49 PM

When in doubt. TROW IT OUT!

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5 months ago on 05/14/2017 at 8:50 PM

If you haven't seen each other in 10 years then I would say a gift is not necessary. I also agree with others that you not being invited to a party is a bit weird. I'd say just toss it.

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5 months ago on 05/14/2017 at 8:51 PM

Send a card. it does not need to have a gift.

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5 months ago on 05/14/2017 at 9:26 PM

I would send a card to her with a handwritten note congratulating her and catching her up with your life

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5 months ago on 05/14/2017 at 9:38 PM

They mail them out its just an announcement. I got one from my niece in Arizona too.

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5 months ago on 05/14/2017 at 10:44 PM

Send a card probably not a gift, and maybe say you want to get together to catch up if you want

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5 months ago on 05/14/2017 at 11:02 PM

No harm sending a card. it's the thought that counts. who knows you may get a call. No cost for an act of Kindness.

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5 months ago on 05/14/2017 at 11:55 PM

I have a high school senior, and know some parents that buy the announcements as Part of their senior picture package. I think it's probably to share in a proud parenting moment, no gift is expected. :)

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5 months ago on 05/15/2017 at 12:09 AM

They may feel awkward if you send a gift. That probably was not the intent. A card would be a nice gesture and totally acceptable. If you don't want to do that go ahead and say congrats with your Christmas card.

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5 months ago on 05/15/2017 at 5:59 AM

Send a card. Gift certificate or check optional. Handwritten note of congrats or well wishes

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5 months ago on 05/15/2017 at 7:00 AM

Thanks, everyone - I will send a card with a note!

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