(Closed) Encouragement and Advice to finish thank you cards?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: How late can you send thank you cards?

    Within 3 months of wedding

    within 6 months of wedding

    within 1 year of wedding

    better late than never!

  • Post # 2
    3383 posts
    Sugar bee

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    HeartsandSparkles:  I’m sorry you’re having a tough time right now. I hope things get better for you!

    As far as the thank you cards, definitely try to get them done ASAP. I would simply thank them for their gift(s), and then explain that due to extenuating circumstances, you hadn’t had the time to get them out sooner. And apologize. 

    ETA an example:

    “Dear Aunt Sally,

    We would like to thank you for our Lowe’s gift card. We used it to purchase home decor which we love! We are deeply sorry that this thank you didn’t come sooner! Due to extenuating circumstances we hadn’t been able to complete these earlier. We hope you understand!

    Thanks again!

    -(Your names)

    • This reply was modified 6 years, 1 month ago by BMoreBecc.
    Post # 3
    3108 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Even if you can only do ten a day, you should have them all done relatively quickly. They don’t have to be fancy. 

    Post # 4
    722 posts
    Busy bee

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    HeartsandSparkles:  oh, I am so sorry you are going through a rough time currently. I really hope things get better for you and your DH. I agree with 
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    BMoreBecc, just be apologetic and sincere. People will understand, as long as they get one. Maybe do a certain amount a day, like at a certain time. Like say to yourself, I could do 5 a day while watching TV, or something like that and then you’ll be done before you know it. 

    Post # 5
    6331 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Sorry about all the recent stresses in your life. I think any thank you card will still be appreciated now.

    It’s great that you want to share your pictures and video with your guests. If they are links, I wonder if it would be more accessible to them as an email. I do like your idea of including a card with the info though. You can still include a way for them to share pics with you, but people don’t tend to be good about sharing their pics, especially if the event was awhile ago. 

    Post # 6
    730 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    My personal feelings on the matter are ‘the sooner the better’ but also ‘better late than never’

    As a procrastinator I am all to familiar with the feeling of needing to make it more special the longer it takes. It sounds like you’ve had a long few months and while the insert sounds nice it’s probably not worth stressing out about (Sounds like you’ve had enough stress!) I’d get the cards written ASAP, and if you can do the insert quickly and easily go for it.

    What size of cardstock are you hoping for? If it would fit all the info you could pick up some printable business cards from somewhere like walma or staples? or you could go to Michael’s and pick up some plain 4×6 cardstock and print onto that. Either option could be super cute with minimal effort!


    do you have any friends who you could bribe into helping you out?  Not with writing them obviously, but if a friend bought me pizza id definitely come sit around addressing envelopes or attaching stamps or cutting cardstock!

    Post # 7
    591 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    There are so many couples who take months and months to send them out. Yeah you should have sent them sooner but better late than never. At least you are sending them as some people also never send them. Rare but true 

    Post # 8
    284 posts
    Helper bee

    We’ve finally finished the last of ours this weekend (3 months after the wedding), we did have a 6 week honeymoon after the wedding and then we were back at work and getting into the swing of things, did some a few weeks ago and did the rest this weekend. I got my husband to do half of them so it wasn’t all on me.

    You can get all those extra details printed on the back of the card rather than getting a separate cardstock which will also save on cost/effort and then you don’t have to write it individually.

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