(Closed) Typing rather than writing Thank You cards

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
1798 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Can your husband write the cards? Hand written is really so much more personal and a lot of people feel like they’re just getting something generic if it’s a typed note.

If you do decide to type them, make sure the content is very personalized for each guest.

Post # 4
7904 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Honestly, I’d rather get the note later hand written.

Post # 5
2616 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

As a recipient, I would’t care, so long as the note was clearly written to me and not a form thank you note!

Chances are, you have quite a few people in your life who wouldn’t care and a smaller percentage who would, so I’d go ahead and type them up and have Darling Husband handwrite to everyone else.

…Waaaiiiittaminute–shouldn’t Darling Husband be writing his fair-share of thank you notes anyway? I dunno, a broken finger seems like an excellent opprounity to punt πŸ˜‰

Post # 6
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Muckenthaler Cultural Center

I think it’s fine! My FI’s cousin typed hers and we were not offened. The note was clearly written to us about our gift πŸ™‚

Post # 7
4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would make your Darling Husband do it. But if he also broke his finger on his writing hand, then typed is fine. Just make sure its a really personal note. If he complains btw, tell him you can dictate lol.

Post # 8
585 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@clover32512:  seeing as ur not in the position to write them typing is fine. just explain to some people and have them pass it on. 

Post # 9
1158 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t think it matters. Good for you for trying to get them done in spite if your injury.

Post # 10
2233 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Make your Darling Husband do them, it’s only fair πŸ™‚

Post # 11
705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Typed is fine as long as it’s personal.  Put forth the effort to really convey that this is not a form letter–it will be mentally painful and possibly worth it to have FH hand write them.  πŸ˜€

Post # 13
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I was thinking this exact same thing as I was handwriting 150 thank you’s. I was thinking, damn, I wish I could type them. You know the crowd that is being sent the notes. Would they be offended? I do sort of agree with the PP’s who said that a handwritten thank you would really be best at a later time when your finger heals. But this is the 21st century, not the early 1900s, so etiquette is more flexible now. If you do type them I think the note should possibly even be more heartfelt and detailed, etc. Like you don’t want someone to think that you just typed in the same thank you’s to everyone and printed them off, but that even though you had to type, you really did put the same care into the note as a handwritten note has. 

ETA: I read your update. Sounds like a great idea! Good luck!

Post # 14
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My cousin typed hers out, and Fiance and I were kinda offended. If she had a broken finger that I knew about, we would be less offended. We also would have been less offended had the note been more personal and not just “thank you for ____. we were thrilled to have you share in our special day.” So if you personalize them, it should be fine.

Post # 15
3257 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would find it rude, unless you include a little note explaining the situation, because if someone has the time to come to your wedding, you should take the old-fashioned time and effort to write out a note. However, your situation is a bit exceptional! You could even put a funny little photo of you looking sad with a broken finger if you decide to type out the letters. πŸ˜‰

Post # 16
1833 posts
Buzzing bee

i think it is totally fine to send a typed thank you to those people who know you have a broken finger, they will understand, still make it super personal though.

As for the others, great aunt millie and the rest… have Darling Husband write them in his best penmanship

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