For Christmas I received a number of gifts and gave a number of gifts to the same people (BF, BF's family, my family, a few friends, etc). Since gifts were exchanged should I be writing thank you notes? I have never done this in the past, and I have also never received thank you notes from people I gave holiday gifts to. I was hosted at my BF's parents home for a few days and sent a handwritten thank you note as well as a hostess gift (in addition to xmas gifts).
Just curious. This falls into the category of "etiquette I've never thought about". Personally I feel it's overkill, I don't think anyone is fuming about the lack of thankyou note for the xmas gift when I thanked them in person and also gave them a gift.
What are others' thoughts?