I know this is not a popular opinion and I'm headed for a smackdown by Miss Manners.... but it has been three weeks since my sons' birthday party and as I'm seriously procrastinating on the thank-you notes I'm wondering whether email thank you's have gained any semblance of social acceptance. Heck, everyone sends evites and no one gets all huffy when a friend emails their holiday cards (okay, I do prefer mailed cards but I'd hide my disappointment and suspend judgement). Does not having a written card make the sentiment any less sincere? We use kindles instead of books, we tweet or email or IM instead of writing notes. Think of the paper that would be saved if we did away with the thank you cards!