(Closed) Where are you with thank-you cards?

posted 8 years ago in October 2011
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Just curious, did your husbands help you with the thank you’s? Mine refused to write any, complaining that his handwriting wasn’t good, he didn’t know what to say, etc.  The closest I got to having him help was when he dictated a couple notes to me for gifts from people I’d never met. I thought those thank you’s should have been in his handwriting, but it was clearly not going to happen! Not that I’m bitter or anything Tongue out

Post # 18
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365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@78h2o: NO! Which didn’t bother me. What DID bother me was that he insisted I kept the last couple of cards for him to give to the guys at work and the venue. Meaning I had to send a couple of my friends crappy Thank-You cards. And then he never used them. They’re still upstairs! Grrrr!!

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@78h2o: nope! but we’re long distance so it’s not like i coulda thrown a pile at him, though he did offer. we talk on the phone every night so when i was doing them, i made him come up with things to write on a few.

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I sent the last ones out on Nov 19! We received about 1/3 of the gifts before the wedding, so I made sure to write those ASAP, even the ones I opened a few days before the wedding.  We were on our honeymoon for 3 weeks, and my goal was to get them all out within the next 10 days. I managed to get all of them out by that deadline except for about 8, which were for our parents and close family members (those were the hardest to write!).  Oh, and I think I wrote a little over 100 thank yous for the wedding gifts (not including any of the shower thank yous).

I also wrote every single thank you note. Even to people I have never met (husband’s family friends that did not attend the wedding but sent a gift).  But my handwriting is much better and I write better thank you notes =)

ETA: I got married on October 8.  I just realized that my wedding date isn’t in my heading!

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@78h2o: Absolutely my Darling Husband helped.  He is enjoying the gifts so he gets to write thank you notes as well.  I don’t buy the “I don’t do that” from my Darling Husband.  He is no better than me and is fully capable of doing the same things I can.

We sat down with a big ol bottle of wine with tv going in the background and got busy writing them out.  I did help him with coming up with some wording when he’d get stuck. 

Post # 22
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Just about finished! (There’s about 5 more that I want Darling Husband to do, and I’m waiting on addresses for another 5 or so.) My goal was to have them out within one month; I got about half out then, but pretty much everything will be under 6 weeks! yay!

I tried to make Darling Husband do everything from his side, since I did all the shower thank-you’s, but he ended up only doing his friends and family members, and I did all of his parents friends, whom neither of us know. (He works a lot more than I do, and is overall much busier.) 

I’m just happy that they’re done!

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I got mine done right after the wedding. thankfully, well not thankfully, i had my appendix out 4 days after our wedding and was off for two weeks so I had tons of free time.

Post # 24
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762 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My thank you’s were written out the next day.

Post # 25
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

OMG. I am SO happy I’m not alone in this. I have been feeling so guilty! Mine are done I just need to address them and stamp them and send them out!

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

They were all sent by the end of October, but we have had a few gifts trickle in after that so those thank yous went out within about a week after we got them.

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We just got our pictures back so last night I designed and ordered our thank yous!

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

oh my gosh you guys are making me feel like such a slacker. I’ve written, um, 8. 

In my defense, though, I have been working 2 full time jobs and have spent the last month pregnant and sick and tired. But I have to get them out, soon – I’m hoping the first week or so of January. Ya, I’m the awful bride that’ll be late with thank yous. Woops.

Post # 29
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I am 2/3 of the way done with them. My goal was to finish this week, but I am sick and sleeping 18+ hours a day, so that isn’t going to happen.

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

it took me about 3 weeks! I did them on the weekends. I wrote them all, the husband did not help. At first he insisted he sign them all, but he was slowing down the process because I would write.. he would read… then sign… then repeat. That did not last long!!

To help motivate the writting phase – I had a rule: no using the gifts until the thank you was written! I broke the thank you writting process into 3 groups – checks first, then cash, then physical gifts. I wanted new furniture for our house – so I was motivated to get the check and cash ones down. They were simple to write because I thanked them for traveling so far, let them know that their gift went to the furniture fund, and how excited I was to buy a new dinning room table and couch for our home. My thank yous were generic beach theme thank yous notes that I bought before the wedding, no fancy pictures.

For Christmas I made up a photo card with the pro wedding pictures and sent it out to everyone who was invited to the wedding, regardless if they sent a gift or not. I guess it’s a cross between a wedding annoucement and a holiday card!

Post # 31
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

As of this very instant, my thank you cards are done. And with 5 days to spare! Woohoo!!!!

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