Post # 1
I will be including thank you-notes in about 12 gifts, should I hand-write them in my atrocious lopsided writing or type them?
The notes are for my bridesmaids and some aunts that have helped out with various things pertaining to the wedding. 🙂
Post # 3
I’m confused. You’re giving gifts and thank yous? Who are the gifts for? If it is bridal party gifts, I think you’re fine with typed.
Post # 4
I have terrible hand writing and I still wrote mine out. I just took my sweet time and tried to focus.
I think thank you cards are more genuine when hand written.
If you really can’t stand to write them out at least sign them with your own handwriting to include a small, special touch.
Post # 5
Handwritten is always more personal IMO.
Post # 7
@Fanciful: I know etiquette states that they should be handwritten, but so many people have horrendous unreadable handwriting these days. I haven’t thought about this issue much, but here are my reactions to thank you notes I received this year:
– I just got a typed thank you note (for a baby shower) that was typed on a TYPEWRITER! I immediately said “so cool!” And put it on my fridge.
– We got a cute thank you note on Kate Spade stationary with a simple sentiment of gratitude handwritten inside, and mention of our gift to them. I said “Aw cute” and tossed it.
– We got a typewritten thank you note from a huge wedding that we attended 9 months ago, with a generic message on the inside, and then a printout stuck inside that generically thanks us by name (no mention of gift). I was like “uh okay” and tossed it.
I know there are a lot of etiquette sticklers out there, but I think if I received a typewritten thank you note that was personalized, timely, and gracious, I would be pleased with that person’s tact. If I received a handwritten card that satisfied those three characteristics as well, I’d think it was special, but only because it’s so rare to recieve a handwritten note these days.
Post # 8
Handwritten, for sure .I don’t have great handwriting either,so I practice before I start writing so it’s the best it can be.
Post # 9
@Fanciful: Handwritten…there are only 12 so you can take your time, or have you FI write them if his handwriting is better? Unless it’s specifically a thanks from YOU only
Post # 10
Hand written. Even if you have a typed card, it would be nice to add something hand written to personalize it.
Post # 12
Handwritten is more personal.
Post # 13
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
It would mean a lot more to me to get a TY in horrible handwriting than one that’s typed.
While doing our weddings TYs, I found it helpful to do drafts before hand, so I wasn’t messing up too many cards. You could start these 12 now -one a day and they’re done before the wedding. I also addressed other TYs beforehand to help save on time after the wedding.