Post # 1
I am thrilled to report that I just mailed out the very last of our Thank You cards from our January wedding! As I stood there with the stamp to hand cancel each and every one of the envelopes, I got to thinking about the cards and all of the energy and money put into them.
$70.00 on 100 cards and envelopes
$35.00 on the embossing plate for our return address
$70.00 on photos to include with the cards
$18.00 on foil seals for the return
$44.00 on postage
$6.00 on vellum paper
and we reused a punch and an embossing folder we purchased for the invitations.
Then factor in the time it took to hand write 100 cards, make 600 punches (6 for each card), arrange the photos and punches, address and emboss the enveloes, emboss the return address seals, apply the postage stamps and then hand cancel each envelope… We spent over $240 and several hours on thank you’s!
People commented on how much they loved our invitation suite so we carried that theme through to these. I hope our loved ones know how truly appreciative we are
How about you? What did you spend or do you plan spend on your Thank You cards, postage, photos, etc?
Do you think people will appreciate your effort or is this something we do as a formaiity but make the style and look of it a labor of love for ourselveS?
Post # 3
Sorry, I can’t answer your poll. I found the most amazing letterpressed cream and brown packaged thank you cards for $1 a package on clearance at Chapters. They totally look like they could go with our invitation suites, and they’re incredibly nice quality. So postage will actually cost us far more than the cards, but we definitely won’t end up going over $50 total.
Post # 4
If the deal is still available I’m going to print the free picture postcards offered on Vistaprint. Personal notes on each and postcard postage will keep it well under $50 for us.
Post # 5
We used the thank you letterpress collection from Target. I think it was 12.99 for a box of 50. And, we had our printer print our return address on the back (for free!), when we did our invites.
Including postage, we came out to just under $60 for all.
We didn’t do pictures or any other extras…. I’m still in awe you cared to hand-cancel the thank you’s. Then again, I didn’t even hand cancel my invites, as much as I wanted to 🙂
Post # 6
@linguo42: So sorry! not sure what happened to the less than $50 option and the >$300 option so I added them back into the poll.
Congrats on your wonderful bargain find! It’s always great to find beautiful things at a fraction of their worth! Kudos to you for being a frugal and fashionable bride 🙂
ETA: For some reason it will not accept the <$50 option 🙁 I keep adding it and I see it there when I clik save but it doesn’t appear when it updates—sorry!
Post # 7
@oracle: I couldn’t bear to put them through the regular postage machine… We spent so much time on those envelopes and I really wanted people to receive them looking as beautiful as they did when they left my hands. It was funny because the postal clerk was not one who usually works out of our post office and gave me a hard time about hand cancelling saying they aren’t allowed to do it anymore and that all mail goes through the machine. After asking more than a few times and then requesting a supervisor, it turned out that she didn’t want to sit and hand stamp each one so she told me they couldn’t do it. I had to explain again that I would stamp them, I just needed the darned stamp!