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Being overwhelmed with the new arrival in your life is no excuse for not sending a thank you note to someone who gave you and your little one a present. At your baby shower, hand out the envelopes that go with your thank you notes and ask your guests to address an envelope to them (or ask the party's hostess to do make the request for you). You still have to write the thank you notes, but you don't have to worry about updating your address book or tracking down Great Aunt Marie's zip code.
It is completely tacky to ask guests to address their own thank you card. Do not do this. Prepare a list and ask a friend to circulate and confirm correct addresses. Your guests took time to select and send a gift and to attend the shower. You can address a few envelopes.