It is wedding season, which also means it is wedding shower season! You have already, no doubt, received several gifts for your pending nuptials...but how do you thank everyone for them? If you are lost when it comes to writing thank you cards, I am here to help! Here are my tips on how to write a thank you card!
This is the easy part! If it is someone you know well, like family and close friends, you can be more casual. A simple Hello! or just listing their names will work just fine. If it is someone who is just an acquaintance, co-worker, or a random friend of your parents, something a bit more formal is best. Start out with Dear, and go on from there.
2. Addressing the Gift
Thank them for the gift! If it is a physical gift, likely something off of your registry, name the specific item, like: Thank you so much for the red Kitchenaid mixer! And then go on to explain how you intend to use it or where you will be placing it.
If it is money, do not state the amount in the card, just thank them for their generous gift. Then let them know what you intend to spend it on, or what you are saving up for, like purchasing your first home, going on a big trip, etc.
3. Personal Message
After thanking them for the item, let the gift giver know what they mean to you personally. If it is someone you know well, something to the effect of "I cannot wait to see you soon!" or "You mean so much to me!" would work nicely. If it is someone you do not know well, go with something like "I'm thinking of you." or "I hope you are doing well". This adds a personal touch and helps the giver to feel like they are appreciated as well, not simply for their gift but for their presence in your life.
4. Sign Off
When signing off, you can go two different ways. For people you don't know well, or are not very close to going more formal is typically better. Use sincerely, cordially, etc.
For friends and family, be more warm and affectionate. Use warmly, with love, thanks a million, or even draw a heart symbol.
Also, sign both of your names!! You are a team now!
These tips work for any kind of thank you card: wedding, act of service, housewarming party, baby shower...you name it!
A few more helpful tips:
Buy pretty stationary! I got mine through Wedding Paper Divas, who also did my invitations and ceremony programs. Their product is top notch, and I still use it to this day, two years later!
Only enlist your fiancé/husband's help if he is good at this type of thing or enjoys it. If he does not, it will only give you a headache to try to get him to help. Trust me!
Send the thank you card as soon as you receive the gift! If there is a shower before the wedding, write and send them as soon as you get home. You will be less likely to forget about them and who gave you that toaster.
If they are gifts you received at the wedding, write the thank you cards as soon as you are back from the honeymoon. If you wait longer, they will likely never get done!
I hope these were helpful tips! What thank you card tips do you go by? Leave a comment below! I love to hear from you!