Post # 1
I wanted to know how y’all would feel about typed thank you notes.
A little background on me:
I’ve had 5 wrist surgeries on my writing hand, with a 6thsurgery to take place the week after our honeymoon. I physically cannot write anything without being in excrutiating pain.
I’m considering typing my thank you notes. I would include a little section apologizing for typing it and a brief explanation why and then of course personalize it to each person/gift.
would you be offended? our friends, my family, and fiance’s immediate family know about my situation.
Post # 3
Have your future husband write them.
Post # 4
Fiance wanted to do this and we talked about it for awhile. I think it’s okay for gifts because it’s very easy to personalize. The part I was concerned about was when guests gave us money. Since many people give money I feel like it’s harder to personalize those. I think in your situation it should be fine though. Maybe if guests give you money, try to personalize it beyond “thanks for the gift, we will be using it for…” And include something specific to that guest or their family so they know that you didn’t just print off a ton of the same invite.
Post # 5
I think thank you cards should be hand written.
Post # 6
if you phisically cant, and the people know you, i dont think it will be a problem.. especially if you are going to explain.. Most people like to be thanked and they can over the fact that you typed it instead of wrote it.. or you could always call all of the people lol that would be EXTRA personal. 🙂
Post # 7
I don’t see a problem with it. You’re still taking the time to think of a personalized response, what does it matter if it’s written in pen or printer ink? I think the “must” of handwriting things like envelope addresses and thank you cards is outdated. It’s 2013… as long as you’re personalizing them go right ahead. I wouldn’t think twice if I received that.
Post # 8
I think your Fiance should hand write them. It’s not your job to do them all anyway.
Post # 9
As long as the note was personal and not just a general thank you, I think it would be ok. I personally wouldn’t be offended, but if you worried some people might be (such as older guests) maybe you can have your H do those ones.
Post # 10
@Pinkmoon: You might think it’s outdated, and others might agree…but not everyone who receives a thank you note will feel the same way, unfortunately. Therefore, she risks offending people with typed notes because of the general idea that thank you notes must be handwritten. Anyway, her fiance can do it, I assume.
Post # 11
This is a HUGE no in my book. I agree with the PP…have you husband write them!
Post # 12
For the record, I think they should be handwritten too. The issue is physically being able to do it. And my fiance can write. I just don’t think they’d ever get done if I have to solely rely on him…
Post # 13
You are physically unable to write them. Type them. As long as they are personalized and not a generic message sent to everyone, it’s fine.
Post # 14
@feech: what if you type the notes but sign your name. i’m sure your family and friends understand the circumstances.
Post # 15
I would definitely sign my name.
Post # 16
I would raise an eyebrow if I got a typed thank you note (and didn’t know why). In your situation I get why this is a better option for you, though.
Since he’s capable of the physical writing part, why not type them up as you WANT them and ask him to write/transcribe onto stationary? That way you can keep on him about timing (ask for him to transcribe like 5/day or something) and he doesn’t get to complain that he doesn’t know what to write.