(Closed) Thank You Card RANT!

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 17
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2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Random question

Would you (general you) be ok with a type written thank you card with a  personalized message for each guest?

I have handwriting that would make a grade school teacher cry. Im seriously considering this as an option

My way of looking at this is that it would have been so much better in any case if it was a personalized message. Thats the important part to me- that each thank you card be different and unique to the person its being sent to.

Post # 18
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2008 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

It’s beyond rude.

 

Post # 19
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570 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

WOW!! Some people are amazing. We’re planning on using our engagement photos to have thank you cards made (so that I can get them out quickly, not have to wait for the wedding pics to come back) with a blank inside for the handwritten message. Then I will probably do the same to have Christmas cards made, use the engagement pictures. I don’t think we’ll get the wedding ones soon enough to get Christmas cards made (wedding in early November)

Post # 20
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15 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@Bellanouva:  If it is personalized from the greeting all the way to the salutation, I see no harm in typing/printing.  Having each thank you note be personal and specific (as treejewel19 stated) is what really matters.

Post # 21
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3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

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@Bellanouva:  As long as you have a personalized message, that is all that really counts. Maybe you can sign your name, just to be on the safe side:)

Post # 22
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773 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If I dont send thank you cards, my mom will probley disown me. Honestly, shes someone who thinks is SUPER important. And it is!!! Im planning on doing thank you cards, and including a picture, so its sort of the best of both.

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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@lovenyc:  

 

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@ieatunicorns:  thats what I figured 🙂

Post # 24
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1856 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I wouldn’t be bothered by the pre-printed card, but I wouldn’t be impressed at all with no personal message and signature. It’s really frustrating when someone can’t take the time to properly thank someone for their generosity.

Post # 25
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546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I think that is in poor tastes.  Even if there was a typed message inside that was generic and they then wrote a little message to each person I would be okay with it.  I was invited to a wedding last October and couldn’t attend.  I sent a gift.  Never got a Thank You.  I was really irked by that. 

 

Post # 27
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@lovenyc:  Seriously. We’ve attended several weddings in the last few years and never received anything. Fiance was IN one of the weddings! I’ve also only ever received one thank you card for a baby shower, from FI’s best friend (their card was awesome, too). I attended BOTH of FSIL’s baby showers, gave a very nice gift, and helped with set up and cleaning. Nothing.

Post # 28
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247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have gone to three weddings this year and three bridal showers… I have not received one thankyou card.

Maybe they haven’t gotten around to it yet, but it seems like it’s becoming the norm – atleast in this area.

I personally think it’s rude though!

Post # 29
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908 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’ve never NOT received a handwritten thank you, so I would be super taken aback as well. 

Post # 30
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1748 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My mother would KILL me if I didn’t personalize a thank you card. It’s been ingrained in me the proper thank you card etiquette.

Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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@emileekay:  I would’ve give those people a gift in the future. It’s SO rude not to write someone a thank you card.

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