I am new here and I recognize some names here from the eBay forums and I can already tell I will like this forum a lot. I was reading the wedding posts and I just felt the need to rant a little. Has anyone noticed how no one writes Thank You notes anymore? My mother and I have both noticed this has gotten really bad in recent years. Example: my husband's nephew got married last July. We gave the new couple a VERY large sum of money as a wedding gift. To this day we have not heard a word from them. I realize they have a year to write cards, but I feel that 8 months is too long. Also, I have stopped buying birthday and graduation gifts for the children of other family members because we never get an acknowledgement of any kind- not even a phone call. I read your posts here ladies and I get the feeling you were taught the same way I was. I can remember writing thank you notes to my grandma when I was in kindergarten. My father insisted upon it, and I still write them to this day. As my Mother says, "Nice matters". Why does NICE not matter any more for so many people???