(Closed) Thank you cards: Who writes ’em?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Who is writing your thank you cards?
    I am. : (36 votes)
    52 %
    DH is. : (1 votes)
    1 %
    We both are (and I'll explain how we're splitting them up in a comment below). : (32 votes)
    46 %
    Other. (Have to have this option. A friend told me that his wife's step-mother wrote all theirs.) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I started to write them all and it just became too much. I ended up having him write to his family and i wrote to mine.

    Post # 4
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    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    We did our own immediate familiies and close friends and split up everyone else that we both knew (extended family, shared friends etc).

    On some, we both wrote something such as to our parents and nannie and the reverand.

    Post # 5
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    307 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I’m writing them because of FI’s chicken scratch writing! He hate it when I sign for him though (for example, when I write a b-day card for my mom…he hates it when I put “love, J+L…He likes to write the J and he wants me to write the L), so we’ll probably sign it off that way.

    Post # 5
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    192 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I did the majority, but Darling Husband did ones for family / friends of his that I don’t know very well!

    Post # 6
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    1093 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Not married yet but for the gifts we got at our engagement party, I wrote the notes for my side and he wrote the notes for his side. I imagine we’ll do the same for wedding gifts.

    Post # 6
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    1014 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I wrote the vast majority of them, as most of the guests were my family. I did have Darling Husband write them for his family and friends. So I wrote about 50 thank yous, and Darling Husband wrote about 15. I had mine done and sent about 2 weeks before him. I tried not to nag him too badly, but after a week or so of mine being sent, I straight up told him he was being rude to his generous guests. surprisingly, he wrote them all in one sitting, and had them mailed in a few days.

    Post # 7
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    46419 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    It’s only fair that he pitch in and help. He gets the benefit of the gifts also.

    Post # 8
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    5786 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I wrote all our thank yous for expediency. His spelling is atrocious so I would have had to have him write drafts, proofread and then check his final version haha.

    Post # 9
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    13015 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’m going to end up writing ours because Fiance has terrible chicken scratch!

    Post # 10
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    1917 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I wrote all of them.  Otherwise people would never get them!

    Post # 11
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    11355 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I wrote all of the wedding Thank You notes myself. 🙂  (However, Darling Husband wrote the Thank You notes to his groomsmen prior to the wedding, when he gave them their gifts for being in the wedding.)

    Post # 12
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    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I wrote them for my side of the guest list and he wrote them for his.

    Post # 13
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    866 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    We sent ours on 2/6 or thereabouts. A few gifts came in later than that, so we sent notes for those when we got the gift.

    We split them using the same list of his/hers sides for the invitations, so I wrote for my list and he wrote for his. It helps that our lists were mostly equal, and none of our guests overlap at all. We sat on the couch and wrote them together, checking off the list as we went. I found it easier to write them all first, then address/stamp after.

    I suppose I should point out that I told him what to write — I gave him the general form of what I was using. I grew up in an extremely etiquette-rules-adherent household, so writing notes of all kinds is pretty much second nature for me. He always assumed we’d each write for our own list, so it was never an issue.

    Post # 14
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    5296 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1993

    I ended up doing all but 8. Darling Husband was a big damn whiner and procrastinator about it and wouldn’t get his done. He delayed me about a week on sending them out. For 8. EIGHT!

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