Post # 1
Does anyone else feel a little funny writing thank you cards? Maybe I shouldn’t have looked up examples!
First of all, starting with Dear X, always feels a little bit odd. Every single example I saw started this way though.
Next, I read somewhere (when looking at examples) that you shouldn’t start with ‘Thank you’. Sometimes this was easy, other times I just disregarded this.
I also agree with the poster who had some problems knowing what to write when it was a registry gift. Of course you think it’s beautiful or something you wanted, that’s why it was on the registry. Sometimes these gifts are easy to write the thank you, but not always.
Finally, there’s the sign off. Love works for some people, but not everyone. I’m not a fan of some of the other options. What do you use for Fiance that you’re not close to and some of your friends?
I’m done my first set, I’m sure there will be many more, hopefully it gets easier!
Post # 3
I am just starting mine. I thought it would be easier, but I am having trouble getting started. So far, I have one card started with “Dear (guest’s name)”
I keep taking breaks, so I don’t have to write them, but I know I will have to get them done eventually.
I think I am going to sign the ones to the guests we really aren’t that close to with “Best” and our names. I really don’t care for the other options that I have seen :-/
EDIT: Okay, I lied. I just finished the first one and signed it “Best Always, (our names)”
Post # 4
@noritake22: @AB Bride: what are these other options of sign offs that you don’t like? i haven’t started mine yet as i have been using the excuse that i can wait until i get my pro pics on DVD and can print the ones that will go in the thank you cards. i have also been using the excuse “i will get to it this weekend….for real!”
Post # 5
If I’m not close enough to write “Love,” I just sign it with a hyphen and our names. I wouldn’t worry about it too much – everyone knows it’s going to be cheesy, but it’s the fact that you wrote it that counts. Also, for registry gifts, I say “we love the ___” (because we do, which is why we asked for it) and that we can’t wait to use it/them for ____ purpose. I.e. for bath towels I said “we love them and can’t wait to replace our 8-year-old college towels with the beautiful plush ones you got us.” Hopefully no one compares notes, because they’re shockingly similar.
Post # 6
@dynamic_duo: Some that I have seen are Sincerely, Yours Truly, Best, Best Always, and Fondly.
I chose the Best Always one because I always sign letters and cards to loved ones with Love Always.
Post # 7
I used Best regards on a few and Yours truly. I like Fondly, but it depends on the person. Sincerely seems a little too cold unless it’s someone I barely know. Clearly I should just stop overthinking them so much!
The best advice I can give if you’re having trouble writing them is start with people you feel the most laid back with and that you know will be happy to receive a card. At least that way you’ve gotten a few off your list!