(Closed) Is it tacky?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

As a nice compromise, maybe you could hit up the $1 bin at Michael’s?  Sometimes there is really cute stuff there.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • 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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Yep, unfortunately people will talk if you use them.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
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Sugar bee

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
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291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2018

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

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