However, I also appreciate hearing from the recipient that the package successfully made it into their hands, undamaged and intact. The number of thefts from people’s porches has recently increased, so I don’t think it’s unreasonable to expect an acknowledgment that a package arrived safely. I didn’t receive a reply for another week, and when I did, it was: “Yes, she loved it.”That was the complete text. I’m glad my great-niece loved it, but it almost felt like my niece was put out for having to reply. But why are people -- it’s not just you -- ashamed to admit that they want to be thanked for their generosity?