I grew up in a small town in Kansas. It was important to show appreciation in a tight knit community. Parents did business with each other, kids played together… we all saw each other every day. After birthdays, graduation, Christmas, etc., my mom would sit me down, hand me some pretty note cards, and have me write a personal note to each person that had given me a gift. I am sure I tried to get out of it, but I remember trying to convey my thankfulness for each gift… mainly so I would get another the next year. Now that I’ve grown up (a little bit), I love receiving thank-you notes. I save some of them because I am weird; but I also save them because they remind me that I need to send them to others… I want other people to have reassurance that their generosity- whether it be a physical gift or a gift of their time- didn’t go unnoticed.
I realize that a new trend in wedding thank you notes is to buy a pre-printed “thank you for the wedding gift” message. If you purchase custom thank you notes from Flossy, however, the inside will provide plenty of room for a special personalized message from YOU. I read in an etiquette guide that couples have 1 year after the wedding to complete their thank-you notes. I recommend sending them immediately after receiving the gift… or less than a month or so after the wedding. It’s also nice to put how you’re enjoying using said gift… “We really have put the beautiful throw you gave us to good use… it has kept us very warm on our movie nights!”.
We can create stylish notes with a monogram or wedding photo. It’s a great way to put your beautiful wedding photos to good use. Thank Yous are also a great shower gift! I included a few photos of some we created in 2010-2011.