Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Tips on Writing Thank You Cards

Now that your wedding day has come and gone, there is still one thing to do. Thank you cards. Yeah, it is not a great task, in fact quite a daunting one if you really think about it. But it has to be done. All of your guests graciously took time out of their schedules to attend your wedding and some even brought gifts to help you get started as husband and wife. The least you can do is thank them properly. Below is our step by step guide to writing thank you cards. (This doesn't necessarily just apply to weddings.)

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Be Prepared
Gathering addresses for invites, save list for thank you notes. Have nice stationary and pens. If you are old enough to get married, you are old enough to write with decent pens. Don't write with dollar store pens that leak or gobs up.

Rumba DIY Printable Thank You Card from Paperwink

Get Comfortable
Find a space, wear your jammies, have a glass of wine, etc. Do whatever it takes to get yourself in the mood to be thankful in spirit and on paper.

We Heart DIY Printable Thank You Card from Paperwink

Tackle Them Early
Your best bet is to write the thank you notes as gifts are coming in even if it is before your wedding.
  • The rule is that you're supposed to get thank-yous out for gifts received before the wedding within two weeks of their arrival; after the wedding, within a month after you return from the honeymoon. Well, it's a nice thing to aspire to, but I say if you get 'em all done before (okay, around) your two-month anniversary, you'll be happy and so will your guests.
Silhouette  DIY Printable Thank You Card from Paperwink

Be specific
Thank the guest for their specific gift. 
  • If the gift was money, mention how you plan to use it: "Thank you for the generous check. We are using it as part of the down payment on a house."
Woodcut  DIY Printable Thank You Card from Paperwink

Check it Off
Once you have completed a thank you note, check it off your list and move on. It would really suck if you forgot to do this step and wrote up another thank you note. You don't want to waste your efforts or stationary. To save even more time, check out the personalized address stamps you can get made from Paper Wink! Having a stamp like this will save you a ton of time! 

rubber stamps!

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