(Closed) Notifying the family with Christmas Cards?

posted 7 years ago in Proposals
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think you should just keep spreading the word. I mean if you have the address of these people, you should just call them. ^_^

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think mentioning it on the Christmas card is a great idea…you’ve already told the people closest to you.

Post # 5
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1962 posts
Buzzing bee

Photocard from vistaprint maybe?  I can’t decide if showcasing your ring in this way borders on distasteful though.  I think I would be happy to receive one but I am laid back.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t see anything wrong with doing that, but make sure that you plan to invite these people to the wedding.  It might cause some confusion if you don’t.  I know it’s not a save the date, but they might assume you will invite them because you sent them something in writing rather than them just hearing about it through other family. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Congratulations on your engagement!

Some minutes ago Fiance and i were talking about the same. His mother still doesn´t know we´re getting married (she knows we´re engaged), and he doesn´t like the thought of calling her and telling her we´re eloping but with my parents as our only guests. No one else is invited, and honestly we don´t want to have her there.

So i came up with the idea of sending a christmas card that has a little stocking inside, and we could put a “we´re getting married”-card into the stocking.

So it´s two cards in one, and she will know it is not meant as an invitation. We´d kill two birds with one stone, and Fiance will be more than happy that this way he can avoid a pretty awful conversation with her Tongue out

 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with handwriting: “We’re happy to announce our engagement this Christmas!” inside the card along with wishes for a happy holiday.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Fiance and I did this! We got engaged last month. I called and emailed all of the people that I’m really close to, but I have a huuuuge family, so I thought it would be cute to send out holiday cards with a little announcement, just in case someone didn’t hear. I made them on Zazzle and it was really fun. I got a friend to take a picture of Fiance and I (holding up my left hand). Fiance photoshopped the image a little so the ring was highlighted and gave off a faint lens flare. Then I put it on a card template that I liked, and added the line, “May your holidays sparkle and shine! Love, [McVerde] and [McVerde’s FI]”. Super cheesy, I know, but I just couldn’t help myself. I just got them yesterday and they look really cute. I was surprised by how nice the quality is.

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