Thank you cards – what did you do?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: What did you do?
    Hand written short but sweet note : (37 votes)
    84 %
    Hand written letter : (4 votes)
    9 %
    Typed but personalized before printing : (2 votes)
    5 %
    Typed fill in the blank : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1817 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I personally think its kind of lazy not to hand write your thank you cards, but I think some other bees don’t think its that big of a deal.

     

    With that said after my wedding I took a list of who gave us what and literally typed out all our thank you’s (keep with me here). I then printed them out and my husband and I had a goal of writing out at least 5 a week and each time we wrote one out we just crossed it off! It was great since the letter was already composed and we just needed to copy it. We shared the work and got the thank yous done in no time.

    EDIT: Also I should note that my husband is a mechanic and maybe has better handwriting than a doctor, but its still legiable so I made him write them. As long as we could read them, they were fine. I also dont have the best handwriting so it all worked out.

     

    Post # 4
    Member
    975 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

    I think typing out the message but changing it before printing is what we will do. Fill in the blanks is SO lazy. FH has some wrist issues and not the prettiest writing so I would be stuck doing them all. Yikes, paniful. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    149 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    We are sending ours out with the xmas cards, We always print a xmas letter to go in the card so will still do this but we will also hand write a thank you letter to go with this because I believe a hand written letter to say thank you looks nicer and we can make each one personal so that people know we appreciate each gift they gave. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    2125 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    (I got a great deal on thank you cards, so I already bought them.) I left the inside blank so they could be handwritten, but also included a little typed message at the bottom, a quote. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    6510 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    They sound very lazy to me. I think if possible that they should be handwritten and personalized. I know it takes awhile and it sure hurt our hands after awhile but we really wanted to show our appreciation. I don’t think people put very much thought into typed notes because I would assume they sent the same thing to everyone.

    Post # 8
    Member
    258 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    All hand written and personalised, short and sweet. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    4468 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @Redroc_13:  We had cards made with a wedding pic on the front and back, then did personalized, hand-written notes in each. This was an easy, small job for us as we had a small DW and no registry:)

    Post # 10
    Member
    634 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I believe that all thank you notes should be hand written and personalized, but after not receiving a single thank you for any of our friends wedding that we’ve been to over the last two years (two of which DH was the best man and one where he was in the wedding party) I’d take anything. I just can’t believe that people can be ok with getting gifts and not saying thank you!

    Post # 11
    Hostess
    2787 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Redroc_13:  I printed out a general message on the card. Then I wrote a note on the top section for all the guests that gave gifts and helped out. 

     

    Post # 12
    Member
    4511 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    fill-in-the-blank?! Please do NOT do this!!!

    Post # 14
    Hostess
    2787 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Redroc_13:  I mainly did it so the cards can look nice, I started hand writing, but my hand was cramping, and honestly I had no idea what to write to those few guests that showed up, at the food (complained and judged my wedding) and gave nothing, not even a card….so the generic one, without a message is what they get

    But my cards are nice, peopel appreciated the cards and the note (to those that got a hand written note that is)

    I have gotten written thank yous, that just have 2 sentences….so that to me is still not personal. 

    This is the card without the writen note…usually a note would take up the whole second half of the inside of the card (written quite small) so it’s still personal. 

    The cards came with a magnet for each personand the note…and haha used mail merge on the envelopes (so much easier). 

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