(Closed) Thank you card: Handwritten or a picture card?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Always a personal handwritten note.

Post # 4
Hostess
16191 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Pictures are nice, but there always needs to be a personal, handwritten note to accompany. We got cards that had picture frames on the front. We slid a photo in and then wrote on the inside. Easy peasy, plus cheaper than getting a really nice photocard printed!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

A picture is a style choice but handwritten is madatory. 

Post # 6
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1962 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I like Gemstone‘s suggestion!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Why can’t you do both? Handwritten is absolutely necessary

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

I was under the impression that thank you cards should ALWAYS be hand written. Even if you send a picture there needs to be a hand written something with it. 

It doesn’t have to be much and as long as you have your guest list paired with any gifts you reciefed just start with a standard and fill in the blank. It will go fast once you sit down and figure out the wording. 

Post # 9
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500 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

definitely handwritten, regardless of whether there is a picture

 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Definitely handwritten.  A picture card is okay as long as it’s not just a generic “thank you” and you include a personal message.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Absolutely handwritten. Feel free to get a card made with a wedding photo on it but absolutely handwrite it.

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Handwritten.  If I got just a generic pre-printed thank you card, even with a photo, I’d think it looked lazy and a bit rude, because you should be personally writing each one to thank your guests for their gift and attendance.

Post # 13
Hostess
16191 posts
Honey Beekeeper

@FloretteLiz:  Thanks! It worked great for us, and our friends and family seemed to enjoy them. 🙂

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

A picture is not a thank-you card. It would come across as the height of laziness and ingratitude if you can’t be bothered to take the time to thank the guest for attending the wedding, mention the gift specifically and say something nice about it and them.

Post # 15
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3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Those two things are not mutually exclusive.  I had a picture card on which I hand wrote thank yous to everyone.  I think in the case of thank you’s it should definitely be handwritten for that personal touch.  🙂

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Handwrite it. Definitely

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