(Closed) Writer’s cramp! Boooooo. Thank you cards suck!

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
2414 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I feel the same way! I did Thank You cards for our enegagement party…maybe 25 of them or so and I hated every second! Ugh! I mean, I was grateful for what we received but it is hard labor!

I can’t imaging what the wedidng will be like!

Post # 4
287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I had my first shower last week and have a second tomorrow. I told myself I should try and get them done next week, which will require going out and buying some.  I am very very grateful but boy of boy is is tedious! The engagement party ones were the same way, I had about 40 to do.  I don’t have address labels either, I was tempted to order some last week but it doesn’t really make sense to do since I change my name so soon!

Post # 6
5295 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

I felt the same way. My wrist and fingers would cramp up….Darling Husband would whine “what should I say to my brother?” I’d snap back “what am I supposed to say to your mom’s cousin that I didn’t want to invite, never met, and I’m stuck writing her card?!”

I used some of the same phrasing throughout…and all of a sudden words that I knew how to spell would become misspelled and I’d grumble.

I’d complain about how to write the ones to people we barely knew/got us weird gifts we’ll never use or were in the ‘return’ pile. Lol.

But, with each one, you’re a little closer to being done!

Post # 8
750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m putting lots of effort into awesome address labels so I can avoid writing by hand on all my invites, but I see no way around thank you notes. No one’s even given us anything yet (long way to go) and I’m already dreading it. I broke my right forearm in three places this past fall and handwriting even a page is just a BEAST. My writing goes all wonky and my arm just gives out on me. Hopefully by the time gifting rolls around it will be better, because my fiance has Man Handwriting and he won’t be too useful.

Good luck! I fully support you in continually refreshing this post.

Post # 9
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@GreenEyedMoon:  How did you guys split them up? Based on who knows the person who gifted?

We have one to write so far, for an early gift. I need to print up our cards first. :

Post # 11
2105 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We’re going to split it up by who knew the friend first, or who is blood related.  We got really cute blank thank you notes at Target… and we’ll be running the envelopes through the printer to put on our address and the recipient’s address. Hopefully that helps a little when the time comes…

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