(Closed) Thank you note etiquette

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Hehe, the engineer’s handwriting curse, unfortunately I have fallen victim alongside you!  I think it’s more meaningful to receive a handwritten card, bad handwriting and all.  When it comes time for me to write notes, I’m just going to sit down, thinking pretty handwriting thoughts and write slowly.  So what if it’s chickenscratchy and barely legible-I’m sure all our friends and family know and love our little quirks like this 🙂 

Now if we were writing say physics equations, we know deep down we’d write circles around everyone else….

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

P.S. Are you from Columbus, Ohio by any chance (saw your profile said ‘Columbus’)?  Just graduated from OSU and miss Ohio so badly, well not the snow!

Post # 5
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Worker bee
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  • 10 years ago

hm..if you decide to handwrite and are afraid of making spelling/gramatical errors because you’re concentrating so hard on writing neatly, maybe type out your thank you card messages first, then slowly copy it into your thank you cards.  i hope that’s helpful~!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2007

I agree with AOEBuckeye…bad handwriting is much better than printed.  A cousin of a friend sent out printed thank you notes….and I never heard the end of how tacky it was.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

It just seems so impersonal, so yeah..bad handwriting is better than printed.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

Does your FI have better handwriting, and can you rope him into helping?  My handwriting is terrible, but my FI’s is awesome.  I’m writing the ones to my family (who can already read Tricia-ish) and he’s writing a lot of the rest.  Just a thought!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

I’m not sure I understand your question. A pre-printed "Thank You" is fine, but you NEED to add a handwritten sentence or two, even if it is illegible 🙂

Post # 11
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161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I think I would be tickled if I got a thank you card that was all chicken scratchy.  At least you tried!  I would probably like it more 😉

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

You know, your thank yous don’t have to be long.  A few sentences are probably adequate.  If you want to include an actual letter, so that people would have to read a lot of your handwriting or it would take a really long time, maybe you can do your letter on the computer (update on our married life!) and handwrite your three sentence thank you on the card or at the bottom of the letter.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Engineer’s curse, too…….HERE HERE!!

<span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-weight: bold”>ALWAYS hand write the thank you notes per Emily "gets on my nerves with all her dang etiquette" Post….. 

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