Ok I am aware that I am a complete loserface. And that you're sick of hearing about my thank you notes. But as much as I know they're super important and I love getting them, I have awful writers block when it comes to some less-than-fantastic gifts. How do I say thank you for placemats??
Backstory: gift from a friend of my mom, who I don't know, who wasn't at the wedding. Placemats. Perfectly functional, the solid kind that are made of cork or whatever and then painted. With seagulls. They don't match any of our decor, so they aren't on display when they aren't in use. Since they're hard and flat, they're actually pretty decent to use when eating in front of the tv. What can I say about them that sounds genuine?
I guess my big problem is that I want people to know that I am appreciative (which I am!) but I don't want to sound over the top. I think I have a tendency towards over the top. Whenever I write an email, I have to go back over it and delete at least half of the exclamation marks. Help me, please!