(Closed) Announcing engagement in a Christmas card…

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
540 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We did this last year. We knew that everyone has heard through the grape vine already but we wanted to show that we were engaged. We added a picture of all newly engaged, with ring visible into the card. We didn’t write anything different. We figured that was enough.

I do think it would be cute to write something like love future Mr. and Mrs. _____

Post # 4
3254 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I haven’t seen this done before, but I love the idea. Go for it!

Post # 5
2006 posts
Buzzing bee

Could you go somewhere that already has a public Christmas tree up and take a picture in front of it with your ring in the foreground (similar to peacegrl) and use that in your cards?

Post # 6
3378 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I think this would be cute, but the one thing you would want to consider is whether or not everyone getting your cards will be invited to the wedding.  If so, I don’t think there’s any issue, but if not you want to make sure the wording isn’t confusing (having it seem like an informal engagement announcement, but then not inviting some of the people who get it may feel like a snub).

Post # 7
22 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

I received a Save the Date Christmas Card.  The card had a big ornament on it with the details in the ornament.  It was super cute! My cousin referred me to who she got them from for my Save the Dates..she found her on Ebay and Wedding Bliss Lane.  I will have to look up her name again!

Post # 9
1871 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

We got one that was a Happy New Year’s/Engagement card that just said “New Year, New Beginnings… Jane Smith and John Doe happily announce their engagement. Best wishes to you and your family for 2010.” (or 2011 now!)

Of course, the trickiness can be that some etiquette gurus advise that it’s impolite to send engagement announcements to anyone who won’t be invited to the wedding. And some people will mistake an engagement announcement for a STD or invite, especially considering mailed announcements aren’t done as much as they once were. Do consider how you’ll feel or handle it if you send them out and then receive congratulatory checks/gifts back from people you aren’t intending on inviting, for example.

Post # 10
1056 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You could put it in a christmas letter.  My parents do a letter every year for their cards.  You could put it in a letter saying what you’ve done for the year.  Adding that you got engaged in Aug.  It’s just informing people of that and other things you’ve done w/out asking or making people feel like “Am I invited”.  Add a couple pictures of you guys if you wish.

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