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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:02 PM
friends of ours had twins last week, do you give 1 card or 2? I know for birthdays, of course it is 2 but then I was like the birth card is actually for the parents, not the new babies and because there is only 1 set of parents...I have over thought it now and confused myself!
please help me!!!
Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:06 PM
Tricky one. In that situation I think I would probably give one card, seeing as its a card to the parents and not the child.
But mention each twin individually in the card.
I might be way off though, I've never had to give a twin card before
Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:12 PM
I'd give 2 just in case. It never occurred to me to expect 2 cards when my twins were born, but EB has taught me that a lot of twin mums are incredibly precious about it.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:17 PM
I don't think anyone gave me 2 cards when my twins were born, as you say it's really for the parents. There are congrats on your twin cards around - I was surprised how many different ones I got actually.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:21 PM
I don't think anyone gave me a card for each of mine. I got quite a few 'congratulations on your twins' cards. As they are to congratulate the parents and other siblings I wouldn't expect to receive two cards.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:21 PM
I would give one. What if it is quadruplets? It just gets out of hand if you give more than one lol
Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:26 PM
Actually, thinking about it, most people gave me those "congrats on your twins" cards too, but with two identical presents/keepsakes.
Geez, it's confusing enough for me to navigate the "twin etiquette" maze and I have twins! Must be hell for you singleton mums!!
Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:27 PM
I would give one twin card. It's pretty special to receive one of those, not many people do!
Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:30 PM
awesome, thanks guys. I will go to the newsagent today and see what they have
Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:32 PM
I don't think I received two separate cards from anyone upon the birth of my twins, and to be honest I wouldn't have even thought of it! As pps have said, the congratulatory cards are for the parents. I think for most twin mummies the two-card/two-gift issue is about the children themselves, we just don't want them to feel they've missed out.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:33 PM
I would do a congrats on your twins card, but 2 separate presents
Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:39 PM
I'd give one card and then very slowly step away from the friendship - there are too many landmines to navigate with twin mums!
PS I am a twin mum
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