Call or Christmas card

by Ana
(Lexington KY)

Hi,

My son is living together with his girlfriend for 2 years. Should I have expected to receive a call or Christmas card from his girlfriend?

A month ago I send a Christmas gift, she did call to thank me.
I would like to know if it is ok not receive anything from her because they are no engaged.

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by: Ms P Etiquette

Hello Ana,

It is always poor manners to not acknowledge the receipt of a gift of any kind. However, it is also never appropriate to ask the party if she/he received the gift. Your son's girlfriend is not demonstrating proper social etiquette.

What a shame.

Ms. Practical Etiquette

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