(Closed) Thank you note PSA

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

@PitBulLover: LOL I am from TN and totally would write a thank you note for a thank you note.  Of course, I am still of the rare breed that brings hostess gifts to dinners and feel appalled to go to an event with no gift. It seriously makes me sick to my stomach.

 

However, none of my guests though this way and I only had like 6 friggin’ thank you notes to give.  SIX.  But whatevs they went out last week.  I also wrote a thank you note for the bridesmaids in our wedding expressing how much they meant to me.

 

Heck everything in my power is stopping me for writing one to the Hive!

Post # 4
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987 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

@PitBulLover:  I like these tips!   Here’s one more – Write people’s names correctly on the cards and not ‘Dear John and partner’ or ‘Dear John and your + 1’.

 

@crebre80:  Have I understood your post that only 6 people brought you gifts at your wedding??   I can’t believe that!  That is sooo rude of them.  I was quite disappointed when 6 of my guests didn’t bring anything. 

Post # 5
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6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m totally saving this, thanks :). Thank-you note writing should really be taught in school, along with how to change your oil, lol.

Post # 6
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11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@crebre80: whaaaaaaaaaaa? thats crazy!

 

@jo.lee: agree. on both 🙂

 

@PitBulLover: i agree with everything you said. I had my wedding shower weekend before last and got my Thank You notes in the mail this past Saturday. Granted I only had 40ish to do, but it felt so good to just get them off my to-do list! 

Post # 7
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10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

@Pia2010: yep 6.  and well I won’t go into what they brought but I was highly insulted and didn’t bother telling my mother because I knew she would be livid.  It is a recession and I understand that, but I did expect a card from everyone.

 

@CorgiTales: proof, we opened the box after our wedding to take with us so it didn’t get lost in the shuffle.  We got five cards with cash and a picture frame.  I wanted to email a blurb that said it’s not okay to bring nothing.  at least write a heartfelt note on a roll of tp if that’s all you have… LOL that’s what my hubby wrote his love note on last Christmas (it’s the only place I don’t bother him I’m sure lol)…

Post # 9
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11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@crebre80: ….. im so confused. is there any possibility someone stole some cards?

Post # 10
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10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

@PitBulLover: lol i will see it to believe it.  the most infuriating part is that people brought new clothes to attend.  go figure.  in the end i am glad that they shared our day with us.  i just wish they would have written a note, they didn’t even write one in our cool as heck guest book…

 

@CorgiTales: lol!! no one stole the cards, it was like breaking out of alcatraz to get to them.  we also had scrapbook hostesses that were in charge of making sure the guests did the scrapbook and put money in.  There were seriously only five cards given and a picture frame.  I didn’t have any showers etc because the wedding had to be done so quickly so my dad could be there. I just wish they would have gotten me a card so that I could have cherished it or read it during the honeymoon.  That’s what we did seriously, we ripped them open and read what they said.  it was awesome, especially the note from my grandmom.

Post # 11
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10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

@jo.lee: change oil? bleh that’s what husband’s are for.  but i agree that an etiquette class should definitely be taught in school.

Post # 12
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637 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@crebe- you can send me a thank you card! I love getting mail that doesn’t have an invoice or a threatening note inside of it! 😉

Post # 14
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3620 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yeah, at least a card – we didn’t get a card/gift from many members of our close families – his uncle who is his godfather, two out of three of my brothers… it’s really just confusing!

Post # 15
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1675 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@PitBulLover: Thank you for writing this post!

Last week I called one of the places at which we were registered to check up on a couple things, and I mentioned in passing that I needed the information as I was in the midst of writing thank you cards. The woman at the store literally stopped me midsentence and said, “Can I please thank you for seinding thank you cards?!” She proceeded to tell me that they have numerous people calling every day to make sure that brides/grooms recieved the gifts they bought for them, as they never received thank you cards, so didn’t know if the gifts had been lost or not communicated to the couples. I told her how my mother had me start writing thank you cards for every gift I received since I learned how to write.

It really infuriates me when I give a gift and don’t get a thank you – so thank you for spreading the thank you card gospel!

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