Post # 1
Writing thank you cards sucks. Yes, yes, I know they’re great to get, and it’s proper form to send them. I am very grateful to all my friends and family for their generous gifts. That’s why I’m getting the cards done in a timely manner. I just find it boring to write them, and my wrist hurts after just one or two.
Waaah, waaah, waaah, boohoo. Poor me. My life is hard.
Who else is with me? Go ahead and share your thank you card gripes here! I promise not to tell any of your guests.
(Refreshing this thread is a good way for me to avoid writing my next one. Please comment and help me procrastinate!)
Post # 3
I feel the same way! I did TY cards for our enegagement party…maybe 25 of them or so and I hated every second! Ugh! I mean, I was grateful for what we received but it is hard labor!
I can’t imaging what the wedidng will be like!
Post # 4
I had my first shower last week and have a second tomorrow. I told myself I should try and get them done next week, which will require going out and buying some. I am very very grateful but boy of boy is is tedious! The engagement party ones were the same way, I had about 40 to do. I don’t have address labels either, I was tempted to order some last week but it doesn’t really make sense to do since I change my name so soon!
Post # 5
I still have 54 to do. UGH.
EDIT: Okay, make that 39. I realized that I was counting the ones that DH needs to write, too.
Post # 6
I felt the same way. My wrist and fingers would cramp up….DH would whine “what should I say to my brother?” I’d snap back “what am I supposed to say to your mom’s cousin that I didn’t want to invite, never met, and I’m stuck writing her card?!”
I used some of the same phrasing throughout…and all of a sudden words that I knew how to spell would become misspelled and I’d grumble.
I’d complain about how to write the ones to people we barely knew/got us weird gifts we’ll never use or were in the ‘return’ pile. Lol.
But, with each one, you’re a little closer to being done!
Post # 7
@hisgoosiegirl: That’s what I keep telling myself…
Post # 8
I’m putting lots of effort into awesome address labels so I can avoid writing by hand on all my invites, but I see no way around thank you notes. No one’s even given us anything yet (long way to go) and I’m already dreading it. I broke my right forearm in three places this past fall and handwriting even a page is just a BEAST. My writing goes all wonky and my arm just gives out on me. Hopefully by the time gifting rolls around it will be better, because my fiance has Man Handwriting and he won’t be too useful.
Good luck! I fully support you in continually refreshing this post.
Post # 9
@GreenEyedMoon: How did you guys split them up? Based on who knows the person who gifted?
We have one to write so far, for an early gift. I need to print up our cards first. :
Post # 10
@atalante: I’m writing the vast majority. I’m writing all the ones to my friends and family, our mutual friends, and his family who I actually know. He’s writing the remaining few.
Post # 11
We’re going to split it up by who knew the friend first, or who is blood related. We got really cute blank thank you notes at Target… and we’ll be running the envelopes through the printer to put on our address and the recipient’s address. Hopefully that helps a little when the time comes…