But you’re right that his gift was what Miss Manners would call thoughtless. Her solution is to tell him how happy you are that he’s found a cause he’s passionate about. But since it’s his cause, not yours, in the future, he should donate on his own behalf. You’ll feel loved if you don’t get a Christmas present. (All of that is your speech to your son. Ms. Manners is not asking you to believe that you will feel less loved than you do now.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/advice/miss-manners-what-is-the-appropriate-email-greeting-to-use-with-overseas-colleagues/2021/11/25/b74d383e-4c9f-11ec-a1b9-9f12bd39487a_story.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=wp_lifestyle Miss Manners: What is the proper greeting email to use with colleagues abroad?