My birthday is December the 24. Christmas gifts and birthday gifts get muddled together, and I'm not sure about how just to send the thank you notes I'm very scrupulous about. I'm wondering if it's okay to save myself some time, effort, and postage by sending a single thank you note to people, especially when gifts have been wrapped together? It seems sort of like I'm sending sort of a subtle dig by sending two thank yous in that case. But even when gifts have been kept separate--which I appreciate tremendously--I feel it's a bit weird for people to get thank you notes in the same day's mail, like I'm overemphasizing myself somehow. Can I combine like, say, this:
"Dearest Aunty, thank you so for putting the time and thought into tracking down just the right Christmas sweater and matching holiday pompom hat* for my Christmas and birthday gifts. That exact shade of red is my favorite, and I will think of you fondly whenever I "don me now my gay apparel. Warmly- Lellah"
*this happened, by the way. I'm the proud owner of a hat shaped like a reindeer. Whee.