Post # 1
I’m a long way off from having to do thank you cards yet, but we just received one in the mail from another couple and I was a bit surprised by it… I haven’t been to many weddings, but I always assumed that thank you cards were meant to be hand written little note cards.
The one we received had a cute little picture of the couple on the front, but a fully typed out note on the inside with fill in the blank spaces to personalize it for each person.
I’ll add that I was a little disappointed about the typed thing, but more so when I realized that the brides dad was the one who filled in the names and gift sections (recognize his handwriting) and the bride and groom just signed their names at the bottom.
Is it just me being weird though?
What did you do for thank you cards?
Post # 3
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
- 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
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
(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
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
All hand written and personalised, short and sweet.
Post # 9
@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
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
@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
fill-in-the-blank?! Please do NOT do this!!!
Post # 13
@Hippos: Hey, thats a great idea! I’ll have to remember that one! Thanks!
@AllieBee12: I was glad that we got a thank you at all, especially since we couldn’t make it to the wedding and just sent a cheque and card, but that also kind of makes it worse since the message is mostly “we are so glad everyone could join us”.
@KingsDaughter: Thats not so bad, at least then those who helped out and gave a gift know they weren’t just lumped in with everyone who attended.
Glad to know I’m not the only one who prefers hand written! It would be a bit backwards for me to type the thank yous, as I’m hand writting the addresses on the invites, lol.
Post # 14
@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).