Post # 1
Do thank you notes need to be handwritten? Is it tacky to send out ones that are printed out? They would still be personalized and not some template thank you note.
The reason I ask is because my handwriting aka chicken scratch is horrendous and 99% of the time illegible. I’ve tried to sit down and concentrate on writing nicely, but I’m concentrating so hard about keeping it pretty, I end up making spelling and grammar mistakes.
I wish I had pretty handwriting like all of my girlfriends. This is what I get for being an engineer and only communicating with numbers and greek symbols =(
Post # 3
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
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
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 # 6
I just moved to OH a year ago from San Diego. The snow was fun until I had to drive in it.
I guess my thank you cards will just take a little longer to get out. I can imagine myself re-writing each note at least twice before it’s passable to be sent out. Maybe I should photocopy samples of my every day writing and include a key. Kinda like "that mark that looks like an r" = n.
Or go back to the grade school book report technique and write lightly in pencil and trace in ink when I’m done. *sigh*
Thanks for the answer.
Post # 7
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
It just seems so impersonal, so yeah..bad handwriting is better than printed.
Post # 9
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
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
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
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
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…..