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Several PPMD and Senior Manager level colleagues that I’ve worked with over the past year have recently asked for my mailing address. My assumption is that I’ll receive a holiday card from these people or… a gift? 0 expectations here but is this a common practice? Should I be sending them something in return?

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I asked because I was planning to pop by with my family and surprise you :)

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I got a handwritten “thanks for your hard work” card from my Market Offering Leader once.

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Most likely a holiday card. If it’s from me, feel free to toss it 😂

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Likely a holiday card. There is no need to do anything in return. It just means they think fondly of you and want you to be part of their holiday spirit

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No need to send anything in return. Any gift will be project or otherwise firm funded.

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I would also be extremely uncomfortable, and wouldn’t be sure what to do with it. Would not recommend. Anything I send over to you is firm funded, so don’t consider it as a gift per-say even if it’s from “leadership” it’s like a bonus. Would you reciprocate when you get your bonus?

Side note I hope it's not a family holiday card.. I feel awful about it but I'm prone to tossing those..

I usually stick them all up on my wall. It’s my way of feeling close to all these wonderful people who I don’t get to see anymore. Lol

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No need. If you're doing a card, consider adding them! It's a great way to keep in touch with folks after you roll off a project and a little reminder to reach out to them every so often just to say hello.

We have the gratitude email templates, USPS is so last year.

I don't think you need to send anything in return but a simple "thank you got your card or appreciate the gift" is always nice. I find it amazing how rare a simple act of acknowledgment is.

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