Post # 1
Hi Ladies, I have a quick question. My handwriting isn’t that great, and my hand gets cramped easily. I want the writing in my thank you notes to be ledgible, so I was wondering if it is ok to run them through my printer instead of hand writing them. I would type a personal note in a pretty font, and then run the card through the printer and mail it to them. Will my guests think this is tacky?
Post # 3
Maybe you can write just a few at a time, or have your husband help you out with writing them? Etiquette for thank you cards says they should always be handwritten…
Post # 4
They may think it’s tacky, but atleast they can read them!
Or you could use a ruler to keep your lines straight. if it’s really bad, you could use pencil first and trace it.
Just depends on how much time you have. I, too, have terrible handwriting!
Post # 5
My Maid/Matron of Honor did this with her thank you cards after her wedding last year – she was also worried about her messy handwriting. She found really lovely gold paper with a scalloped edge and printed her thank you notes on that and then glued that paper into the actual thank you card. It looks really lovely and the messages were very personal.
I know it goes against traditonal etiquette, but I thought they came out beautifully and you could tell she had put a lot of time and thought into them.
Post # 6
What about doing a little bit of both, type a really lovely personal message and then when you sign it add a little 1 sentence line like, thanks again for everything or something??
Post # 7
I think typing them is OK, as long as you personalize each one. Make sure it doesn’t sound like a form letter otherwise people will just think you are lazy.
Post # 8
I think no matter what a typed thank you is going to look like a form letter. We received one recently and I was really put off by it. That person took a lot of time to be at your wedding with you and buy you a gift so I think it’s important that you take the time to write out a heart felt thank you note. Just do a few at a time and go slow.. and make your husband help! I don’t understand the idea that the bride should write everything thank you note!
Post # 9
Ok ladies, hand written it is. Thank you!