Post # 1
I got engaged!!!! (Yay! Insert clapping my hands together wildly here)
I notifyed most of my close friends and family via phone of our big news. I really couldn’t be happier. My question is… how do I notify the rest of the family/friends? We just moved to a far city, so this will be our first Christmas away from home. We were always planning on doing Christmas cards. But now I’m wondering if I should include a “Merry Xmas and We’re Engaged!” Christmas card?
Obviously this would be double notification for some people.. but would it be weird for everyone else?
Also, I should note, we aren’t setting a date right now. It’s common knowledge that we won’t be getting married for a few years. So we wouldn’t be sending STD cards out for a long time.
Post # 3
I think you should just keep spreading the word. I mean if you have the address of these people, you should just call them. ^_^
Post # 4
I think mentioning it on the Christmas card is a great idea…you’ve already told the people closest to you.
Post # 5
Photocard from vistaprint maybe? I can’t decide if showcasing your ring in this way borders on distasteful though. I think I would be happy to receive one but I am laid back.
Post # 6
I don’t see anything wrong with doing that, but make sure that you plan to invite these people to the wedding. It might cause some confusion if you don’t. I know it’s not a save the date, but they might assume you will invite them because you sent them something in writing rather than them just hearing about it through other family.
Post # 7
Congratulations on your engagement!
Some minutes ago FI and i were talking about the same. His mother still doesn´t know we´re getting married (she knows we´re engaged), and he doesn´t like the thought of calling her and telling her we´re eloping but with my parents as our only guests. No one else is invited, and honestly we don´t want to have her there.
So i came up with the idea of sending a christmas card that has a little stocking inside, and we could put a “we´re getting married”-card into the stocking.
So it´s two cards in one, and she will know it is not meant as an invitation. We´d kill two birds with one stone, and FI will be more than happy that this way he can avoid a pretty awful conversation with her
Post # 8
Thanks for all the comments!
My idea was that I wouldn’t necessarily send a picture of my ring, but more a “family photo”. Me and my FI and our dog infront of the Christmas tree. The note would say something a long the lines of “Happy Holidays” and at the end something like “PS – We got engaged!!”. Most of the people would be getting invites to the wedding, even though it is almost 3 years away.
I just didn’t know if that would necessarily be an appropriate way of sending some kind of notification. If I were to receive a christmas card with that kind of note, I think I would think its sweet that they thought of me to receive such a card. But I can also see someone thinking it was “in your face”, especially since there is no STD yet.
Most of our family and probably friends will hear from the grapevine. But I want to avoid any kind of situation where someone didn’t find out and like a year later is bummed that we never told them
Post # 9
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with handwriting: “We’re happy to announce our engagement this Christmas!” inside the card along with wishes for a happy holiday.
Post # 10
FI and I did this! We got engaged last month. I called and emailed all of the people that I’m really close to, but I have a huuuuge family, so I thought it would be cute to send out holiday cards with a little announcement, just in case someone didn’t hear. I made them on Zazzle and it was really fun. I got a friend to take a picture of FI and I (holding up my left hand). FI photoshopped the image a little so the ring was highlighted and gave off a faint lens flare. Then I put it on a card template that I liked, and added the line, “May your holidays sparkle and shine! Love, [McVerde] and [McVerde’s FI]”. Super cheesy, I know, but I just couldn’t help myself. I just got them yesterday and they look really cute. I was surprised by how nice the quality is.