(Closed) Thank you cards! what unboring wording are you using?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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3125 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I don’t have any exact tips, but I will say that I approach writing notes like a conversation – I write the way I speak normally. Unless it were a gift from someone I didn’t know and wanted to be more formal with, I wouldn’t hesitate to say something like “Thank you SO much for the pizza pan – it has been a lifesaver. Our pizza crusts come out perfectly now! Name the time, and we’ll bake you a slice 🙂 Thank you again for thinking of us! Love, MB”

Post # 5
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573 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@Melissabegins: That’s perfect thank you note form!

1. Thank them for the gift (say what it was, if it was cash, don’t put the amount)

2. State how you will use the gift

3. Mention seeing/talking with them in the future

If you follow this format, your thank you notes will be personal, yet super easy!

 

Post # 7
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402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

melissabegins — i think your tip about writing the way you speak is perfect! I would simply add to be genuine and very personal in your thank yous.  Thank them for their gift of course, and I really like the idea of perhaps how you might use it, though that’s fairly predictable, but I also like (and I’m writing mine now and hope to move them in a week or so — wedding was June 12 so wish me luck) thanking them for being there with us on the Big Day, saying something about the person I’m writing to — why it meant so much to us for them to be there.  I mean, I was genuinely psyched about all the people, almost 100% of a hundred, who said yes and who came… and these were people we really truly wanted to have there with us…. so I am telling them so and telling them why.. either something from our shared past or even something anecdotal that happened between us (them and you) at the wedding itself. 

 

Post # 8
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1702 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I agree that with some people I write more formal, and others I write jokes and conversation.  

I always like when the thank you card comes with a picture in it. But I plan on writing all of mine on the honeymoon, so that probably won’t happen.  Maybe I could ask the photographer to sent me just one. 

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