Post # 1
So, back in February I broke the middle finger on my right hand, which is of course the hand that I write with. I still do not have full motion in the finger and to write with it for an extended amount of time just kills me, and I am in serious pain with it for days after.
If I do add a note on the back of the card explaining that I am dealing with this broken finger being why it is not hand written do you think that would be alright?
I really want to get these cards out and so far it has been very hard to write the 6 cards I have. I have about 40 to write.
Post # 3
Can your husband write the cards? Hand written is really so much more personal and a lot of people feel like they’re just getting something generic if it’s a typed note.
If you do decide to type them, make sure the content is very personalized for each guest.
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Honestly, I’d rather get the note later hand written.
Post # 5
As a recipient, I would’t care, so long as the note was clearly written to me and not a form thank you note!
Chances are, you have quite a few people in your life who wouldn’t care and a smaller percentage who would, so I’d go ahead and type them up and have Darling Husband handwrite to everyone else.
…Waaaiiiittaminute–shouldn’t Darling Husband be writing his fair-share of thank you notes anyway? I dunno, a broken finger seems like an excellent opprounity to punt 😉
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2012 - Muckenthaler Cultural Center
I think it’s fine! My FI’s cousin typed hers and we were not offened. The note was clearly written to us about our gift 🙂
Post # 7
I would make your Darling Husband do it. But if he also broke his finger on his writing hand, then typed is fine. Just make sure its a really personal note. If he complains btw, tell him you can dictate lol.
Post # 8
@clover32512: seeing as ur not in the position to write them typing is fine. just explain to some people and have them pass it on.
Post # 9
I don’t think it matters. Good for you for trying to get them done in spite if your injury.
Post # 10
Make your Darling Husband do them, it’s only fair 🙂
Post # 11
Typed is fine as long as it’s personal. Put forth the effort to really convey that this is not a form letter–it will be mentally painful and possibly worth it to have FH hand write them. 😀
Post # 12
If I was to have Darling Husband write them, I shouldn’t even bother having them sent out. His handwriting is awful. Although he is not one, he has the handwriting of a doctor.
I will type them up, and we will sign our names on them, and include a note as to why it is not handwritten, and yes, they will be personalized for each person including what we did with the gift that was given. It all went towards our honeymoon, and I did keep track of each and every dime.
Post # 13
I was thinking this exact same thing as I was handwriting 150 thank you’s. I was thinking, damn, I wish I could type them. You know the crowd that is being sent the notes. Would they be offended? I do sort of agree with the PP’s who said that a handwritten thank you would really be best at a later time when your finger heals. But this is the 21st century, not the early 1900s, so etiquette is more flexible now. If you do type them I think the note should possibly even be more heartfelt and detailed, etc. Like you don’t want someone to think that you just typed in the same thank you’s to everyone and printed them off, but that even though you had to type, you really did put the same care into the note as a handwritten note has.
ETA: I read your update. Sounds like a great idea! Good luck!
Post # 14
My cousin typed hers out, and Fiance and I were kinda offended. If she had a broken finger that I knew about, we would be less offended. We also would have been less offended had the note been more personal and not just “thank you for ____. we were thrilled to have you share in our special day.” So if you personalize them, it should be fine.
Post # 15
I would find it rude, unless you include a little note explaining the situation, because if someone has the time to come to your wedding, you should take the old-fashioned time and effort to write out a note. However, your situation is a bit exceptional! You could even put a funny little photo of you looking sad with a broken finger if you decide to type out the letters. 😉
Post # 16
i think it is totally fine to send a typed thank you to those people who know you have a broken finger, they will understand, still make it super personal though.
As for the others, great aunt millie and the rest… have Darling Husband write them in his best penmanship