Typed Inserts in thank you notes

posted 2 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 31
8007 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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annabananabee :  
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cherryberrypie :  Thank you. I genuinely do not know some of my FI’s friends and family well enough to recognize a new address even if I saw it on the envelope and I know Fiance would never look. I would tuck a new address alert into my desk to save for when I got around to updating my holiday mailing list, but I’m accustomed to receiving such notices (aka older). 

Post # 32
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  • Wedding: December 2019

Wow, people are so harsh! I don’t think 2 months is a big deal.  And I do think moving and new jobs and work travel is an intense two months.  I would not be offended if you included a typed note as long as something else were handwritten and had a personal touch like “thanks for getting the dance floor started and I appreciate the goblets you gifted me!” ON the typed note you could say something like “What a whirlwind! New marriage, new jobs, and new home! Our new address is XYZ” as a short but sweet way of  providing context for the delay without sounding like you are giving excuses or recentering attention on you.  Oh, and my husband  throws out envelopes no matter how much I ask him not too so I would appreciate the new address inside the card.

Post # 33
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Sugar Beekeeper

Wel, idk,  in our house l am the one with utterly crap, virtually unreadable handwriting and l have always made h. do it. Everyone is pretty grateful lol. Well, not him perhaps but in the domestic tasks arena l am way ahead as it were. 

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motogal :  

Post # 34
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

Just write the notes. I tend to agree that if something matters to someone, it gets done. Listing excuses doesn’t excuse not sending the notes; it only tells recipients you didn’t prioritize thanking them – kind of like wearing a shirt that says, “Sorry I’m late. I didn’t want to come.” Get them out asap and leave any explanation of a new address or job for a different greeting (holiday, perhaps) or correspondence.

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