Post # 1
I don’t actually have a question.
I’ve been writing out my save the dates for the past couple days. I knew I had lousy handwriting before I started but I was just looking at them (trying to avoid looking at the writing for this reason before) and man they’re bad. I guess the writing itself isn’t really messy, it’s just that I have a tendency to not actually write straight which makes me think that it looks like a ten year old wrote them.
And – I just looked at a couple and the names and addresses aren’t even centered! Ugh. Like I started WAY too far to the left when I wrote them out.
I know (more like hope) that I’m the only one who cares this much about how the outside envelope looks but it drives me crazy.
Post # 3
No one expects them to be perfect–that’s part of the charm of handwritten! I wouldn’t worry.
Post # 4
I felt the same way.. that’s why I asked other people to write them! My mom has gorgeous handwriting (catholic school in the 50’s writing). I write like a 5 year old doctor. I wrote thank you’s for our engagement party and it’s a win if anyone can understand/read what I’m writing.
Post # 5
Mine are the same way. It super frustrates me. I try not to worry about it though and I’m just sending them out as is.
Post # 6
My handwriting is bad too…so I used printed address labels!
Post # 7
I can’t even read my own handwriting, so don’t feel bad. I swear I have to re-write what I’n writing as I write it because I KNOW I won’t be able to understand what I wrote the next day. Doesn’t that suck? It means it takes me twice the effort to write one friggin note to myself.
Post # 8
lol, exactly the reason I used labels 🙂 No one needed to be subjected to my chicken scratches after writing the 40th, 50th, 60th one.!
Post # 9
@msfahrenheit: I thought about using labels but I felt like it was going to be too much effort. In theory it sounds great, but I would have had to buy the labels make sure I had ink to print them with and get the labels printed on my computer. I know that sounds lazy but it just seemed easier to be able to write them while I was doing other things.
@Dina2013: This is going to sound crazy so I shouldn’t even say this, but I think even my signature is terrible. I have been known to get caught up while signing checks and not actually sign my name correctly and void the check and start again. How crazy is that? I think it’s because, as my mother says, my fine motor skills have always been fairly poor.