(Closed) Tips for Writing Thank you Cards when you have bad handwriting?

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I wouldn’t worry about it too much.  My spouse has writing that actually looks like a five year old did it.  No one seems to care.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I don’t like my writing (I’m told it’s not as bad as I think) but I kept my cards short and sweet.

I simply thanked them for their generous gift (named whatever it was of course) and told them how much it meant for them to be part of our special day.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

This may sound horribly impersonal but i am thinking of printing mine for this reason – and just signing it by hand.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We did one of those make-your-own-font things where you use your own handwriting. The reason being that we did our thank you notes on post cards and I have rather large handwriting so it may not have all fit. Plus it was a MILLION times easier!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Take your time writing.. I hate my handwriting but when I go very slowly it looks better! 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

For what it’s worth, I would rather receive a messy handwritten thank you note than a completely impersonal pre-printed generic card.  I just think the sentiment means more when the card is handwritten and personalized.  

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My husband and I both have terrible handwriting, but I’m still going to hand write all of our thanks yous.  It’s just so much more personal! (even though after our engagement party one of my lovely, snarky, gay bffs sent me a text saying “I got your thank you card!  It was so sweet!  And you still have the writing of a f*cking five year old” lol)

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

write slowy, take your time. How’s your FI’s handwriting?

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

my cursive writing can be very messy because i tend to rush but when i print, it’s always much neater.  big difference.  think doctor vs architect.

i print most of the time because it’s legible.  that’s how i did my thank you notes.

don’t do them all at once.  give your hand a rest.  keep them short and sweet and to the point too.

Post # 14
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3461 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Print.  Write slowly.  Do a few at a time.  Don’t forget, it’s also a matter of practice -take advantage of this enforced writing to improve your handwriting so it’s readable in the future.  Don’t put off writing them for agonizing over the handwriting.  Split up the chore w/DH.

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Draw yourself very light dotted lines in pencil, and then erase them when the ink is dry.  That will help you write straight, which makes handwriting of all kinds look neater.  

Post # 16
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925 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@ShiftedLobster:  Go here http://www.yourfonts.com/

Follow the directions. You will print a paper, clearly write each letter the way you want it to look, scan it and it will turn into a font! You may have to try it a few times to get the letters the way you want. Try not to do anything too crazy or it will be hard to read. Also, keep the letters as even as you can so you don’t have an awkward letter that stands out. 

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