(Closed) Thank You Cards-Handwritten or General Typed Note

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Do you prefer Handwritten or Typed Thank You Notes
    Handwritten : (74 votes)
    97 %
    Typed : (2 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    5001 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I would never type thank-you notes and I would be offended if I received one. Don’t even get me started on a thank-you note being 6 months late, hand-written or not!

    Post # 4
    5660 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    It’s totally tasteless IMO not to write a hand written thank you. It’s not that hard.

    Post # 5
    2600 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @Daizy914:  Tacky.  Way to show your guests how much you don’t appreciate their gift or attendance at your wedding.

    If writing a thank you expressing your gratitude is too much work, then don’t accept gifts.

    Post # 6
    7271 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Daizy914:  was it personalized in any way (like mentioning the gift you gave them)? At least if it’s personalized it shows they put some thought into it but if it’s just a generic message I would almost rather just not receive one…


    Post # 10
    201 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I received a thank you card from my Future Brother-In-Law about 3 weeks after their wedding which I thought was awesome they got them out so fast.  The cards were really nice and had a great picture of them on it but it just had a general thank you message inside that was printed, they didnt even sign their name.  Totally felt impersonable and like they didn’t really care.

    Post # 11
    953 posts
    Busy bee

    I prefer handwritten thank you cards, because they’re more personal.

    Post # 12
    164 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Definitely handwritten, way more personal! 

    Post # 13
    3823 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Daizy914:  handwritten. unfortunately i couldn’t write super specific notes about the gifts because some of them got separated from the card, but i wrote about how happy it made us to share our day with the guest.

    Post # 14
    732 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    @Daizy914:  I’d be peeved too! For the life of me, I’ll never understand why some brides fight so diligently against basic etiquette and common good manners. The countless threads I see here at the Bee concerning how to “get out of” handwriting a simple thank you note in a timely manner is appalling to me. 

    Post # 16
    817 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

    We sent personalized thank you notes. Technically we typed them because our guest book was a vintage typewriter and we had hand-stamped ‘stationary’ that had our initials on it and had a ton left over. So we used that and the typewriter to write our notes, but they were all personalized and different and we hand-signed our names so I feel like it basically counts as hand-written. Generic thank-you notes barely count as a note–that’s what making a speech at the wedding is for.

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