Mercie! The Thank You Note

Often a second thought but most cherished by your guests is the thank you note. I usually hold on to wedding invitations, but that's just part of being in the business. Like most people, though, what I truly cherish is the hand written note from the bride and groom, showing their gratitude for being a part of their special day. People like to feel appreciated, especially for weddings, which can be a big expense for some of your guests. Here are a few letterpress designs that I think really stand out:

If you abide by all of the rules of proper ettiquette, your thank you's should be in note form with your monogram at the top (either your 'couple' monogram or the initial of your last name is acceptable). The old fashioned lettering at Delphine Studios is the jam.

Postal Press's initial notecard is for the more casual couple who still wants to follow all of the rules.

Here are a couple thank you cards that provide plenty of space for your personal message:

This thank you card goes a step further than the rest, with its 'very much' beautifully written across the front of the card on a vintage banner. From Letterpress.

Pretty lime green, aqua, curry and gray mini thank you cards from Two Hand Design are sweet and affordable ($7.50/8).

I love the simplicity of this beautiful 'French Manners' thank you card set, as well as the ample writing space. From Pearl Marmalade.

Igloo Press's pull out thank you card is a classic and elegant design, but the hole punched envelope lines up with the lettering on the inside card, adding a little bit of old fashioned whimsy.

Here is a link to Emily Post's thank you note etiquette. Read it, know it, live by it. Remember, never just sign your name. Be sure to thank your guest for their specific gift.

Also, be sure that if you adhere an adress label, that it and your stamps aren't holiday or season specific. It's one of those nit picky things that some people notice (admittedly, I am one of them). Santa stamps and a snowflake address label in July are a no-no.

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