(Closed) Another thank you card question. Can I type out the messages and print them?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

People prefer hand written than you notes. Will people be able to read your writing at all? But if you do type them, then make sure it’s personal to everyone.

Post # 5
3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I think if your hand writing is bad, than what you have planned would be absolutely fine. As long as the message is personalized, that is all that really matters. And then sign your name:)

Post # 6
2105 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Have your fiancé write them or take the time to make them legible. 

Typed thank you notes reek of laziness. I would rather have a handwritten, sloppy note than one typed up.

Post # 7
1856 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I have horrific handwriting (like, I often can’t read it) and I think I would be doing it the way you’re planning as well. I think as long as you have clearly personalized it for the person, specifically mentioning them by name and their gift and making it clear it’s just for them, that it’s fine.

Post # 8
1513 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

i think unless everyone knows your handwriting situation, it might rub some folks the wrong way to get a typed out label inside a card…

but i feel your pain. i have dreadful handwriting and am not looking forward to having to write all those cards… if you do type them, is there a way you can print them directly on to a card? and use a nicer font? and make the content SUPER personalized? and then hand sign? that effort will go a long way i think!


Post # 10
11 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

I say go handwritten. Get your man to help you write them! 

Post # 11
2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think its the thought that matters. If your writing is that bad then I say go for typed up thank you messages and then hand sign your name. Just make sure each thank you is well thought out and personal and no one should have any reason to complain.

Just don’t make a generic thank you that you just change each guests name and gift they gave you, people may compare!

Post # 12
2335 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Handwritten, 100%.  Work on your handwriting or get your husband to write them.

Post # 13
56 posts
Worker bee

Handwritten, most definitely. I would be put-off if I received a thank you card that is typed. Maybe I’m just a prude, but that is me. If you can’t seem to work on your hand-writing, get someone close to you to help you write them. 

Post # 14
3267 posts
Sugar bee

100% handwritten.

Even if you personalize it is too easy to just cut and paste or do a mail merge, which is what I would think if I got one.

If your writing is so terrible, then have a friend help you, or your Fiance.  I am a very tidy printer, and have helped a number of people write thank you notes, and address envelopes.

Post # 15
11747 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

is there something wrong with your husband’s handwriting?

Post # 16
1375 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hand-write them.  Split them 50-50 with your beloved, and just make the effort to write every letter legibly.  They’ll take longer, but will be much more appreciated than a printed note.

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