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The Art of Letter Writing: How Soon. . .



I’m just about as guilty as everyone else of procrastinating writing the seemingly endless amounts of Christmas thank you notes, but it’s always good to at least be aware of the deadlines your missing! I’ve put together a short list of deadlines (from research in Etiquette and elsewhere) you should strive to meet:


-Wedding RSVPs

-Party RSVPs

Within 3 Days:

-Birthday Cards

Within 1 Week:


Within 2 Weeks:

-Thank You Notes for holiday gifts

-Thank You Notes for birthday gifts

-Thank You Notes for other small gatherings

Within 1 Month:

      -Thank You Notes for larger parties: Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Graduation Parties, etc.

      Within 3 Months:

      -Wedding Thank You Notes

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