Actual contents of birthday card just received from godparents, who live far away in California:
1. Check for $100
2. Note saying (direct quote) “With love, [Your Godparents] P.S. We would love to have more than just a ‘check writing’ relationship. Please call us when you are nearby.”
I’m not going to lie: part (2) left me feeling a little defensive. While I appreciate their generosity, I hardly expect, or need, a check in my birthday cards anymore. I think I’d rather have just the card, minus both the check and the guilt trip.
I’m a little torn as to how to respond, so I’m doing the obvious thing: asking the internet. If received such a card, what would you do?