Post # 1
Since I got my thank you cards on Friday, I started writing on Monday. Everyday I have been coming home from work, writing cards, eat dinner, write mire cards. I am about half way through. DH is not good with writing cards, so this is all me.
MY HAND IS ABOUT TO FALL OFF. Seriously, right now I am laying in bed because I am done for the night and my hand is burning LOL!!!
My goal is to have them mailed by the end of next week. Because our two month wedding anniversary is next Thursday and I want to send them out before the end lf this month and at the rate I am going, i think its very possible. All together, I will have written 108 thank you cards!
Anyone else get frustrated with this process? Lol My thank you cards are beautiful, I had them custom made, so I am very excited, but the writing is killing my wrists.
Post # 3
I had to write about 70 and they took me 3 days I think. I disliked writing them, but they’re a necessary evil! Glad they’re done though, my hand was hurting too!
Post # 4
Figure out how many you need to do a night, at minimum. If you want them mailed in 5 days and you have 20 cards left to write, write 4 a day. If you write those 4 and still feel like you can keep going, do a couple more.
That’s the only advice I can give… I know it’s tough! But it’s nice you’re hand writing your guest a message. I feel the impersonal typed up generic messages are all too common these days!
Post # 5
@MrsGatito: Yea, it was important that I do hand written. I went to visit a friend this past weekend and saw she got a thank you card and I picked it up bc I had met this couple before and I said how cute the card was and then she said yea, its nice, but it would have been nice if they had put a personal message. And it was nice to hear what a guest at my wedding was really thinking. So I know it will be appreciated.
I mean I am using some of the same words for every card, but then I am also putting personal notes to the each guest. For example, one of my friends I said, we went from fighting at recess, to laughing so hard in school we peed our pants to having babies and getting married. Where did time go. Glad you were a part of my day… etc.
Post # 6
I created about 15 different thank you card templates. (15 different ways of basically saying the same thing). I had to create this many because I have a lot of cousins and aunts that love to gossip about everything (it would be tragic in their eyes if they all got the same thank you card… and i would never here the end of it).
My FI and I would just scroll through the templates, select one, copy it word for word onto a card, and mail it out…..
The templates (which were a bit tough to come up with) made the process a whole lot easier…….
Post # 7
@MrsGatito: however, I can understand if people do it when they have a hugeee wedding of over 300 guests! I had a wedding of 165 guests so its doable to write them all! Just tiring LoL
Post # 8
@Daizy914: Yeah I know guests appreciate it. Even if it’s a generic thank you (when a guest gives money I wouldn’t say thank you for the $50! I would say Thank you for the gift) but hand written means you took the time to do it and think about each and every card.
I can imagine having 300 guests would be tiring to do up the thank you cards. But if it’s spanned out, 10 a night, they’d be done in a month.