(Closed) Do I REALLY have to handwrite my Thank You cards?!

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Can I get away with printed thanks?
    No - never! : (204 votes)
    54 %
    Yes - because you obviously put in some effort in the rest of the card! : (177 votes)
    46 %
  • Post # 17
    Member
    2305 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    @eocenia:  Even if the Bee thinks it’s a faux pas, it doesn’t change my opinion. I think people stress about it a lot more then they should. 

    Hand write the ones to people you think would care, type the rest if you want. Or if you think it’s a big deal, hand write them and try not to let your “clumsy handwriting” bother you. Or type them and don’t let it bother you some people may think it’s wrong. 

    Post # 19
    Hostess
    7556 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Those cards are so cute! Like others said, the guests may not know that you made the cards. I would write them by hand. 

    Post # 20
    Member
    1747 posts
    Bumble bee

    @eocenia:  I think if they’re the personal ones – the most heartfelt – to family members that I’d rather have them be handwritten even more.  Sorry. 

    Post # 22
    Member
    4524 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Your handwriting is gorgeous! Unless you really can’t handwrite, I would

    Post # 24
    Hostess
    7556 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I’m not going to lie…I might drop a few hints. Maybe you could tell the family closest to you that you made them and tell them to pass it on. Or you could write “Lovingly made by eocenia” on the back. 

    Post # 25
    Member
    2305 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    @eocenia:  For sure it’s also easier to be in my shoes in this equation, where your choice has no effect on me. Where as it does effect you!

    Have you considered using that program where they turn your handwriting into a font? 

    http://www.myscriptfont.com/

    Post # 26
    Member
    3682 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    90% of your guests will throw the card away immediately after reading it. I would handwrite them and not worry too much about how they look.

    Post # 27
    Member
    1747 posts
    Bumble bee

    @eocenia:  I get the bad handwriting thing.  I’ll put my bad handwriting against anyone elses – in fact sometimes I can’t read my own.  However, if I do slow it down a bit I can usually at least make out what I was trying to say.  So my thank-yous are usually very short and to the point:)

    Post # 29
    Member
    1680 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @eocenia:  oops. I misvoted. I didn’t realize your title and poll question were opposites!! I definitely think you should handwrite it. For starters, the typed would take away from your hardwork, plus it’s much more special!!

    Post # 30
    Member
    569 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @eocenia:  Wow your cards are beautiful! I’ve seen a few of your crafts here on the Bee and gosh I’m jealous of your talents!

    I was scrolling though and was thinking…oh of course you must handwrite the thank you cards! then I saw your post that these are going to be given out on the day of the wedding, with normal thank you cards after. So I must confess, we are also doing something similar. We are putting a bottle of mead in each hotel room (it’s a DW) with a thank you tag on it. But I have nearly 35 rooms to do! I thought about hand-writing these but with the amount of crazy in my life right now, combined with not very consistent or pretty handwriting, I gave up on this. But! What I did find, was a font generator that uses your own handwriting to produce a font that you can install on your computer and print. You can call it cheating but I love it! We’ll be handwriting the real thank you cards and mailing those later when we have the luxury of time. If you’re interested, I’ll go see if I can find the website again.

     

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