Post # 1
Hi everyone! It has been a while since I have been on the boards but when thinking about how I should do this I knew that someone here would have some great ideas / advice for me on this topic.
We were married on July 17 and I have only recently sent out my thank you cards (for a few reasons …. I incorporated pictures from the wedding on the cards so I had to wait for the disk from my photographer – and there was a death in my family before Christmas so I feel it was appropriate to send out the thank you cards at that time. The reason is my aunt actually died at her sons wedding in November and I didn’t want to be all – hey thanks again for coming to our awesome wedding during such a senstive and terrible time for our family.
I am having a hard time writing out the thank you card for my uncle (who’s wife, my aunt, recently passed) as they attended together, danced all night together, and were such in love that I hope my husband and I are continue to have the same love that they had for each other after all the years they were together…..
Any suggestions? Thanks everyone!
Post # 3
@Pammyd: So sorry for your familiy’s loss hon. But I think your final line above said it perfectly!
“Thank you for coming and sharing in the celebration of our love. We could only hope that we share the same depth of love that you and aunt (name) did in all your years together. Wishing you our sincere thanks and heartfelt blessings….”
Something along those lines…
Post # 4
I would just try to be really honest. You can’t really pretend she wasn’t there or that she’s gone now. Chances are really good that reading it will make him sad again, but that’s kind of expected when something so awful happens. Maybe something like this:
Dear Uncle Martin:
I’m really glad that you and Aunt Cindy were able to attend the wedding before she passed. You are both in our hearts, and we’re glad we got to share our wedding with you.
Thank you for coming, and thanks for the toaster oven. When DH and I use it, we’ll always remember you and Aunt Cindy out on the dance floor. Please let us know if we can do anything for you.
Post # 5
Ladies, thanks so much for the suggestions – I think incorporating the two responses will make for a great card. You are right no matter what I write may make him sad remembering but the situation can’t / shouldn’t be ignored. This is a great starting point.
Post # 6
I think what either one of the PPs said is perfect!
Post # 7
Agreed – I was going to suggest something like, “We are so blessed to have such wonderful memories of Aunt from the wedding and will always cherish them”