Where did you get your Thank You cards from? Other TY card concerns…

posted 2 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
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Sugar bee

We ordered our cards from Vistaprint in the same theme/colors as our wedding invitations.  A lot of invitation suites I found online had matching thank-you cards for sale.  We did not want to wait on photos because our photographer takes up to 8 weeks to deliver photos after the wedding.  Ours are pretty simple and say “Thank you from Mr. and Mrs. [new last name]” on the front.

I also wouldn’t combine holiday cards and thank you cards.  It’s not too much to send both around the same time because they are being sent for completely different purposes.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We ordered our cards from Minted and we didn’t use photos because I didn’t want to wait to write them. I actually wrote thank yous as the gifts arrived as we had a lot come before the wedding. 

We should get our pictures back soon, and we’re going to use one of those on a holiday card! 

I think it’d be best to do them seperate.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Kacie209:  If you wait on photos, you might not have a chance to send them out by Christmas. (Likely, but not definite, depending on your photographer’s timeline).

I would send separate cards. We just used blank TY cards from the store that had our colors, and then included photos in our Christmas cards. That worked well because we could include a photo that meant a lot to the person instead of just one of us (i.e., photo of extended family for my grandmother, photo of baby to her mother, etc.)

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Kacie209:  I’ll share because I’m super-proud of the crazy-cheap thank you card deal I just got for my baby shower thank you cards.  Instead of getting a folded card, which were around a buck a piece, I ordered postcards from Vistaprint’s marketing department, $7.50 for 50 cards (I paid a little extra for the recycled matte paper).  You can design them or use your own photo for the front and choose what you want to say on the other side.  I ordered envelopes in a coordinating color from Amazon, it saved a ton of money.  Here’s the link: http://www.vistaprint.com/postcards.aspx?txi=14949&xnid=TopNav_Postcards+(linked+item)_Marketing+Materials_All+Products&xnav=TopNav

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Kacie209:  It’s perfectly acceptable to ask your photographer for 1-5 suitable ‘sneak peek photos’ for thank you pictures and asking for delivery around 2-4 weeks after the wedding. Just talk to your photographer about it. If you want to include photos with your cards that would be the best way of doing it. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I got my shower thank yous from Papyrus. Our wedding thank yous matched our invitations that we ordered fro Minted. They weren’t photo cards because I wanted to get them out ASAP and didn’t want to wait a month for our photographer to get us the disc and then wait again to have the cards printed. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I just picked up blank cards from Target. Simple on the front and blank inside. I had my shower on Sunday and had them personalized and in the mail on Monday night. I know if I waited I’d never get them done.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Honestly, I got mine at Office Depot and then used a monogram embosser to make them a little nicer. I figured it was more important to get them out than to do fancy cards. Though I really, really wanted to do TY cards with a picture on them! I was just worried that if I waited for our pictures to come, then select one, then wait for the order to come in, I would end up taking forever to write them! And my mom is super naggy about TY cards, haha!

So basic cards = getting them done faster = no worry about hearing my mom nag me every time we went out to lunch lol!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Kacie209:  I got married the 2nd week of September and thankfully my photographer wasvery prompt on getting me my wedding pictures 4 weeks after the wedding. I was able to order my custom thank you cards and have all 120 handwritten and mailed by the 2month mark. 

I ordered these thank you cards.I never saw anything like them and I liked I could put more than one picture on them

http://www.peartreegreetings.com/Wedding/Wedding-Thank-You-Cards/2775-13376TYFC-Newlywed-Monogram–Unique-Wedding-Thank-You-Cards.pro?sSource=base&kw=13376TYFC&gclid=CjwKEAjww8eiBRCE7qvK9Z7W_DgSJABfOjf2B_xZixgDqF9hM_aa07B_JSpWQoop44whTIs–Y6lqxoCZDjw_wcB

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Kacie209:  I got mine at Target. They say ‘Thank You from the new Mr and Mrs’ on the front and are blank inside. I think they are cute. I like hand written notes better. i’m ashamed to say I just started writing mine out. My wedding was 3 months ago. The Target ones are cute and cheap.

Post # 14
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427 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Sunshineliz22:  I got the same ones from Target.  I love them! I am working on mine now, a couple a day and they’ll be done in no time.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I bought them from Joanns.  They were cheap and simple, and I could get them out fast.  I thought about putting a wedding photo on them, but in the end I thought it was better to promptly thank my guests, rather than to wait for my photographer to give me my wedding photos to start to put them together.  My photographer sent the link to my wedding photos to my wedding guests, so anyone who cared about them looked at them anyways.  I had a friend do that, and it was 5 months until I got a thank you, and I found it to be quite rude, and others at her wedding were talking about it.  If you are able to get a pictured one out promptly, then go for it if you would like.  I would probably avoid sending 2 picture cards at the same time.   

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