Post # 1
We spent way too much money on everything and now are trying to pinch pennies. I work for AFLAC and have blank cards with the AFLAC emblem on the front.
Is it tacky to use these for thank you cards for the bridal shower gifts? I will obviously invest in formal thank yous for the wedding gifts, but is it really that bad that I use these? The FI says it’s tacky, but I figure it will save some money and be cute because everyone knows what I do for a living.
Post # 3
I hate to say it, but I’m going to have to agree. It’s not AWFUL, but if I were in their place, I’d much rather you write me out thanks on a regular piece of paper and envelope.
Post # 4
I have to agree too. I would rather have one of those package cards from Hallmark or CVS or whatever. You know the little ones that come like 10 to a pack? If you have a factory card outlet or something like that around, you could probably get them for almost nothing.
Post # 5
As a nice compromise, maybe you could hit up the $1 bin at Michael’s? Sometimes there is really cute stuff there.
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
Yeah, I think I might avoid the aflac cards as well. Some people might be a little ‘eeh’ at receiving that as a thankyou. Sorry to be a wet towel. :-/
Post # 7
Is there a way you could put a flower sticker or something over the emblem or spruce up the cards a bit so they won’t look like aflac cards?
Post # 8
Maybe you can use those cards but cover the emblem with something, like use scrapbook paper and make it fancy so you dont have to spend too much. You can buy the paper from Michaels or Joanne’s on sale or use a coupon! Or cover it with paper flowers or use stickers!
Post # 9
Yep, unfortunately people will talk if you use them.
Post # 10
I agree… especially if everyone knows you work there! I agree with checking out Michael’s. My brother had to write thank you cards for his Confirmation & my mom picked them up there! 40 cards for less than $5. I would suggest just shopping around for some deals 🙂
Or perhaps you could semi-DIY… somehow spice up the front w/ a mounting or something to cover up the emblem? The time and work involved almost doesn’t make it worth it, unless you love crafting.
Post # 11
My question is, is it okay for you to use work supplies for that reason? Sometimes the rules get enforced at the wrong time… I’ve known 2 people to get fired for stuff that seems trivial like that.
You can probably find cards in the $1 bin at Michaels, too, as others have suggested.
Post # 12
Yeeeah don’t use ’em with the obvious emblem. Cover them up or go cheapie on the thank you cards. I think you risk being *too* financially savvy =]
Post # 13
I agree – tacky. Hit up Michaels or Target and see if you can find blank cards for super cheap. Or look around your house for some, I know I have a TON of blank note cards that I’ve purchased when they were on super clearance.
Post # 14
There are very inexpensive alternatives (others have mentioned the $1 bin). A way to save money might be to hand deliver the notes to people you can and save on the postage.
Post # 15
I would prefer using notebook paper or something similar then work cards. Also, whoever brought up getting in trouble for using them has a point. My husband is a lawyer and he won’t use the firm letterhead for anything but actual paying client work. I can’t even get him to write me a strongly worded letter on it. Something about ethics, malpractice, blah blah blah. LOL
Post # 16
Ok fine!! I got started on them and have them about halfway done, but I will stop and go get new ones. boo….