Recipe Requests - Community - Allrecipes

the buzz

Welcome to The Buzz

Recipe Request Request a recipe  |  Learn More

Log in to add a comment to the recipe request. Join now to use this free feature.

Requested by:

My Profile | Cooks I Like
Reviews | Photos | Recipes | Menus | Blog

Witchy is looking for: (3 recommendations)
OT--what is procedure for acknowledging sympathy e-cards and/or sympathy e-mails? does one send a formal thank you note or does one respond in the same way that the message was received?

Recommend a recipe

Last updated: Jan. 5, 2013 7:25 pm
Posted: Jan. 5, 2013 6:02 am
Commented by: Indiana Peggy
Jan. 5, 2013 6:24 am
Whichever you prefer. Sometimes I'm just in the mood to get out some of my pretty little cards and just write a note by hand. Especially if it's to someone I really care about. But I don't see how anyone who sends an email would care if the response was an email. Seems appropriate to me.
Commented by: manella
Jan. 5, 2013 6:30 am
Good morning witchy, that's a question i have never heard asked.I usually mail cards out.I know people do it.Guess i'm old fashioned,myself i would send a thank you note,but with everything being done on the computer now,it seems to be acceptable.I'm sure you will make the choice that is right for you.My sympathies to you if you had a loss.{hug}
Jan. 5, 2013 7:12 am
Hello, Witchy. Computer étiquette..oh my...tough one. At any rate, a hand written note is just so nice.
Commented by: Paula
Jan. 5, 2013 7:47 am
Wow! You can tell I'm not up on etiquette. I didn't know one should acknowledge cards at all. I thought only gifts.
Jan. 5, 2013 8:10 am
I agree, unless it includes some sort of gift/money, etc. there is no reason to send a 'thank you for the card' note. If someone sends you a birthday card, I don't anyone expects a 'thank you' note in return.
Jan. 5, 2013 8:23 am
Couldn’t find a federal gov’t. procedure addressing this matter but surly they’re working on one.
Indiana Peggy
Jan. 5, 2013 9:05 am
Only if there is a well- funded study first, CJ. I mean, if it costs tons of money, it'll be more valuable.
Jan. 5, 2013 9:09 am
You get it, Indiana Peggy. I'm glad to read you're doing better . . . luved the courage and positive attitude you showed!! Best wishes . . .
Jan. 5, 2013 7:25 pm
I prefer handwritten thank you notes even when people "only" send a sympathy card. If you don't have time to write them all out, check with the funeral home. They usually have preprinted ones that say something like "The family of _______ appreciates your kind expression of sympathy." Then all you have to do is fill in the name of the deceased and sign the bottom. Add a short personal note at the bottom if you wish. If there are a lot to send, enlist the help of other family members. When we had a family loss, we divided the thank you notes cards to be sent along the lines of who knew the person who sent a card or came to the wake/funeral. That way they recieved an acknowledgement from someone they knew instead of an anonymous family member.
We do our best to make sure that Allrecipes user contributions are appropriate, but if you see anything questionable, please let us know so we can address the issue.
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Salsa from Mild to Wild
Salsa from Mild to Wild

Salsa is the fresh condiment you can make at home and put on everything.

Healthy, Delicious Recipes
Healthy, Delicious Recipes

Whether you're going low-carb, low fat, paleo, or gluten-free, we have recipes just for you.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Most Popular Blogs

Recently Viewed Recipes

You haven't looked at any recipes lately. Get clicking!
Quick Links: Recipe Box | Shopping List | More »
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States