(Closed) New trend to Thank You Cards?

posted 10 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 18
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2011

We ordered folding cards with multiple pictures on the front and “Thank you” printed on the top on the inside where we’ll write personal thank you’s

Post # 20
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2011

We just ordered them from Shutterfly, can’t wait til they come! 

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

It may be a trend, or your friends may have liked the idea and done it as well. I personally think that you should thank the person for the specific gift they gave. So if you do do the picture thing, make sure it says, “Thanks for sharing our special day with us. We love the coffee pot and will use it every morning!” Or something like that.

Post # 22
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Helper bee

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@kitzy: @BlueChampagne: Totally understand what you all mean… Thanks for the advice.  My family tends to give the “wedding” gift at the wedding shower.  I will put on the photo thank you card something like, “thank you for coming…. etc.”…. 

 

Post # 23
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

A thank you is a thank you. Guests are too damn picky. Who cares if it comes on a postcard or a trifold or in your email. A thank you is a thank you. 

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Ugh. I totally agree it’s unacceptable. This seems to be a natural extension of photo holiday cards. I was just commenting over these past holidays about how many holiday cards I received that were nothing more than a photo with a generic “happy holidays” message. I must have received a dozen of these last year, most with photos of the family, some with just the kids/pets — and not a single one with a personal message or even a signature on the back! I found it so impersonal, and it seems that trend is now spilling over into thank you cards. I say, no, no, no!

 

Post # 25
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I got one of those from the FHs nephew, just the photo with a slip of paper with a thank you written on it.

Post # 26
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

P.S. We are typing ours out on folder cards. 

Post # 27
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve gotten a few of those, and to me they’re not something I would send out.  I think our guests deserve a specific acknowledgement of any gift they give us.

Post # 28
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

i have yet to receive any sort of thank you card for a wedding i went to 11 months ago.

Post # 29
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Maybe I am the minority, but I could care less about thank you cards!

We (as a couple) have been to 2 weddings together and havent recieved anything from either couple…Not even a card with a picture that says thank you lol

We didnt care! Especially my Fiance. We are still friends with those couples and nothing is gonna change that 😀

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

A handwritten note is beat, but any thank you is better than none. We plan on doing postcards with a photo, but with a handwritten thank you on the back.

Post # 31
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Helper bee

Pre printed thank you notes have been around a while and are not appropriate. in my opinion.  There is no thought or consideration behind these.

You are correct  You should write a formal thank you!  I would suggest ordering engraved thank you stationery if your budget allows.  There are some nice Mr. and Mrs. New Name cards out there.  If money is an issue, go the dollar store and stock up on generic white cards with gold or silver Thank You on the outside.

But if you have the money, it is well worth it to have engraved Mr. and Mrs. New Name thank you cards printed!  It shows a touch of class.

A great website for great looking but affordable cards is http://www.sandstone.cceasy.com.  Check out the budget petite ecru or white wedding side folder invitations which is under $40.00 for 100 with personal imprinting which may be chaper than ordering ‘thank you cards’.  Click ‘custom”.  under ‘verse.”  They are great to work with and the woman Jane who answers inquries via email is very helpful.   I’m sure they can print the invitation to read Mr. and Mrs. New Name on the outside of the card and inside is empty for your correspondence.  Just ask if they can print your name using landscape so that the fold is on the top, not the side like an invitation fold. If it isn’t possible, then order one of their personalized thank you notes.  I just like the size of the petite because it is less likely to get lost in the mail as those smaller thank you’s the size of an RSVP card.  If a thank you note gets lost, that’s a BIG DEAL.  But if an RSVP card gets lost in the mail, you end up calling the guest and asking whether they are coming or not, so all works out OK in the end.  For this reason I like the little larger card for the thank you’s.

Keep with tradition, and do it right. 

 

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