Post # 1
So I have bad writing, not sort of bad but the kind people can’t read and complain about. I work with my hands and because of that my writing has gotten very very poor. I was wondering if it is okay to type of message, print them onto large labels and place them onto the thank you cards so that people can actually read what I wrote. I would then sign my name after. They would know it was individually typed because I would be referring to the gift they gave and starting with “Dear XX”.
Is this okay or should people have to read my chicken scratch writing?
Post # 3
People prefer hand written than you notes. Will people be able to read your writing at all? But if you do type them, then make sure it’s personal to everyone.
Post # 4
@roxy821: I did not think it was that bad but people have actually told me it’s a problem and they can’t read it. I guess I can read it because I am used to it so I didn’t realize how bad it was until it was brought up by others.
Post # 5
I think if your hand writing is bad, than what you have planned would be absolutely fine. As long as the message is personalized, that is all that really matters. And then sign your name:)
Post # 6
Have your fiancé write them or take the time to make them legible.
Typed thank you notes reek of laziness. I would rather have a handwritten, sloppy note than one typed up.
Post # 7
I have horrific handwriting (like, I often can’t read it) and I think I would be doing it the way you’re planning as well. I think as long as you have clearly personalized it for the person, specifically mentioning them by name and their gift and making it clear it’s just for them, that it’s fine.
Post # 8
i think unless everyone knows your handwriting situation, it might rub some folks the wrong way to get a typed out label inside a card…
but i feel your pain. i have dreadful handwriting and am not looking forward to having to write all those cards… if you do type them, is there a way you can print them directly on to a card? and use a nicer font? and make the content SUPER personalized? and then hand sign? that effort will go a long way i think!
Post # 9
@bostongirl27: I can’t print them directly on the cards at all (ribbons and raised pattern, I might be able to print it on the thank you cards I might order after the wedding but can’t print on my current ones). I would definitely use a nice font not like Helvetica lol but one that looks a little more like nice writing. I actually don’t mind writing and wouldn’t mind handwritting them if it wasn’t for the fact that some people told me I shouldn’t already.
Post # 10
I say go handwritten. Get your man to help you write them!
Post # 11
I think its the thought that matters. If your writing is that bad then I say go for typed up thank you messages and then hand sign your name. Just make sure each thank you is well thought out and personal and no one should have any reason to complain.
Just don’t make a generic thank you that you just change each guests name and gift they gave you, people may compare!
Post # 12
Handwritten, 100%. Work on your handwriting or get your husband to write them.
Post # 13
Handwritten, most definitely. I would be put-off if I received a thank you card that is typed. Maybe I’m just a prude, but that is me. If you can’t seem to work on your hand-writing, get someone close to you to help you write them.
Post # 14
Even if you personalize it is too easy to just cut and paste or do a mail merge, which is what I would think if I got one.
If your writing is so terrible, then have a friend help you, or your FI. I am a very tidy printer, and have helped a number of people write thank you notes, and address envelopes.
Post # 15
is there something wrong with your husband’s handwriting?
Post # 16
Hand-write them. Split them 50-50 with your beloved, and just make the effort to write every letter legibly. They’ll take longer, but will be much more appreciated than a printed note.