A family friend said he is utterly mortified and disappointed that his daughter and son-in-law did not write any thank you notes for gifts received for their wedding. It was a large, formal and lavish affair paid for by the bride's parents. The wedding was four years ago. Here's a question for the younger TT members: Do people still write thank you notes for gifts given for weddings, graduations, births? Have Facebook and e-mail replaced this? My own experience is that my parents would have hogtied me had I not written prompt and effusive thank you notes on such occasions. After our wedding, my husband and I actually wrote all of the thank you notes on the airplane on our way to our honeymoon, and we mailed them waiting for our connection at the Miami airport. I asked my own young adult and teen kids what they thought about this, and reaction was mixed. My two daughters said no one writes handwritten notes anymore. Where they got this idea I cannot say, as our practice as parents was to not let them play with the gift until they wrote a note, any note. My son's view was that he likes to write nice notes because he believes it will pay off in additional gifts down the road and is a good investment. : sigh : For the most part (and to the limited extent I have noticed), people I know still send handwritten notes through snail mail. Is that still done nowadays?