Post # 1
My husband and I are preparing to move out of the country, so I’m doing so pretty thorough cleaning. While going through the mancave today, I found our thank you cards. Yep, all of them (besides the small stack that I personally mailed out) all signed, sealed and stamped. It’s been a year and a half since the wedding!!!! I gave them to my husband to mail out a looooooooong time ago and, according to the conversation we just had, he put them in the saddle bag of his motorcycle, forgot about them, and just found them when he finally cleaned it to so it can be shipped. Then when he found them he hid them in the mancave because he didn’t want me to be upset. Needless to say, that plan failed. And now I’m left with this…. What should I do? Mail them out a year and a half later? Just saying that makes me want to hide under the covers! I’m sure people already think we’re rude because they assume we never wrote them. Either way, I am extremely embarrassed!! I don’t exactly know where to go from here. Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated!
Post # 3
I would still send them out! Everyone one who did think “huh, weird I never got a thank you,” can banish those thoughts 🙂 for some of your closer friends, maybe you can even write a short note on the envelope? I.e. sorry, these got lost!
Post # 4
@sharkchomp: I totally agree
I would mail them out asap!
Post # 5
I would still send them out, and then maybe send out hand written letters about what had happened.. I’m sure your guests will appreciate your thoughts, and trying to make it right. Some of them will even think it’s funny! I know I do! Better late than never!
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I would still send them out – write a note on the envelope saying how they were misplaced whe you thought they’d been sent, etc. Oh men!!!
Post # 7
Oh wow! Since they are already stamped and ready to go, just drop them in the mailbox. Eek!
Post # 8
I would still send them and just write a little note or something explaining what happened. The same thing happened with my college graduation thank you notes, but I just stuck a little note in the envelope saying that I was sorry, but the thank you notes had gotten lost.
Post # 9
Better late than never? I would send them. You’ve already spent the time writing them our and the $ for the postage.
Post # 10
I agree, better late than never. And I just wouldn’t feel right not sending them at all. A note on the envelope is a great idea! Thanks ladies! 🙂
Post # 11
Oh, make sure to check the postage! If they aren’t forever stamps they made need some added. 🙁
I agree, send them with a note on the envelope. I’d be amused if I got one, especially if you later told me how they got lost lol.
Post # 12
@MrsTangerine: +1 on checking the postage. I was just going to say that.
@Cherylmarie2818: I agree with the other posters. Just send them now. Many people believe (though I’ve subsequently learned on WB that this isn’t true), that couples have up to a year to send their TY notes. Since so many people are under this impression, many of your guests likely will think that you’re just a little behind. 🙂
Post # 13
Thankfully I used forever stamps! Thanks again for all of the suggestions! I just finished writing the notes on the envelopes and put them in the mail (wasn’t trusting my husband with that one again!) 🙂
Post # 14
Glad to hear that you got them out! I would just add that you should make sure you get LOTS of dishwashing/laundry/bathroom cleaning/whatever-chore-you-hate-the-most from you husband for a while to make up for it! 🙂
Post # 15
@Cherylmarie2818: YIKES! I’d be embarasses too. Just send them, and on the outer envelope on the back just write, “I’m soo sorry these are late, they were lost!”
Post # 16
better late than never.
i’d write a little note on the back of the envelope.