What Do You Do When....
For the last several years, we've exchanged gifts with another couple. They began the tradition and it was a good idea so we agreed.
In early December, we sent a gift certificate to a shop they said they liked. In the past, we've send items from the shop, as well as a catalogue. As they sent us gift certificates, we though they would appreciate the same in return so they could purchase what they liked.
Normally, we get in touch with each other after the holiday. You know, thank you cards and general discussion about the season.
As of today, we've heard nothing from them. They are in town and have been for some time. As far as we know, nothing sad happened in their family so we just don't understand the lack of response.
We aren't looking for a thank you. We are concerned the certificate was lost in the mail.
Perhaps if someone else received it by mistake, they will be able to use it.
What do you do in these types of situations? How in the heck do you approach someone and ask if they received your gift? Do you just say 'whatever' and wait and see if they ever mention it or?