Post # 1
Hello Hive – I am getting ready to order my pretty Thank You cards (for wedding gifts, etc) and have the option to custom text the front of the card (blank inside). I’m curious if there is a standard or etiquette to follow . . . what I’d like to put on the front is:
Chuck & Maegan Lastname
There would not be the words "Thank You" on the card, of course we would write that in our personalized message. For some reason I’m hesitant to order and am curious if anyone did the same or knows what is proper for the Thank You cards.
Post # 3
I woulnd’t be this is what the stationary places call "Informals" I think that you should go with your persoanl style, as long as the inside says a thank you in the way you want it said, it shoulnd’t matter if there’s a photo, your name or nothing at all on the frint. Besides I think the style you described is quite the "norm" these days.
Do what makes you happy, how many more times in our life will we have excuses to buy expensive, pretty stationary anyway!
Post # 4
Sweeney2Be – You are right, I should do what I’m happy with. I think I will purchase a batch of just our first names (to use before wedding) and a batch with our married name for after. Thanks, it’s nice to talk it out and get feedback, you helped!
Post # 5
I think it would be a great idea to go with blank on the inside and just your names on the front – then you can use them for thank you’s but if you had leftovers you could use them for something else if you wanted to.
Post # 6
Some etiquette sources say it’s tacky to have a pre-printed "thank you" anywhere on the stationery that’s used for thanking. I’m not sure why (maybe it used to mean the letter writer was lazy?). In any case, what you’ve proposed sounds good to modern ears *and* the Emily Post types.