Do people just not do them? Is it a thing you are either raised to do or not?
I am bent out of shape because we gave each of Jane's teachers Christmas gifts this year and heard................nothing. You probably don't recall but I'd talked about what to get them as there was a 'group gift' option but, to us, it seemed too "skimpy", for lack of a better word. So, we went out on our own and gave gifts (money basically, they were gift cards) and gave what I consider to be a very generous one to her main teacher. We handed out the wrapped packages to them in person and they said thank you but nothing once they actually opened them.
Is this a faux-pas or am I being too sensitive? I've heard of opening a gift in front of someone and if you thank them in person you may be able to get away without a card, but they didn't actually open them.