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We may live in a digital age, but there's still something so special about receiving personal notes via snail mail. Whether you're thanking guests for a gift, a honeymoon contribution, or simply for attending your wedding, taking out the time to send a handwritten note goes a long way in the eyes of a receiver. And yes, thank-you cards are an etiquette "must," even if you've already sent a text or an email.
Thank-you notes are especially meaningful when they're totally personalized. This is a great opportunity to add a little something extra, like an edible treat or something visual, to serve as a reminder of the joy you felt in having all your friends and family gathered in one place to celebrate your union. Monograms are a simple way to personalize the card itself, but feel free to get more creative with this. After all, the thank-you card is likely the one thing you'll end all the wedding festivities with. And don't we all want to go out on a high note? We've gathered a few ideas of ways to personalize your thank-you notes, though we bet you'll come up with something even more clever and linked to your overall wedding aesthetic.
If your wedding was big on pattern play, check out these adorable thank-you cards from Paper Source. With multiple patterned envelopes to choose from, you can select a look that's specific to the person you're sending your note to or one that coordinates with your wedding décor.
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Everyone loves a sweet reminder of a wonderful party. These Toasted Almond Maple Honey Caramels by Sweet Revolution are available at mouth.com. Toss them in a small box along with a handwritten thank-you note (and maybe a few other treats) to show your appreciation.
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Giving your party people a little post-wedding update with an infographic approach to thank-you notes. You could touch on a little information about your honeymoon, like how many miles you traveled, and maybe mention some new stats about you as a married couple.
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If you're getting ready to move into your first home together, a stamp of your new digs is a charming and personalized addition to your thank-you cards. A custom stamp, like these made by Lightheart Paper Co., can be used to mark the return address, or simply to decorate the envelope.
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Consider choosing a thank-you card that matches the rest of your invitation suite—it's a quick and easy way to show your gratitude to guests without going in a different design direction. This suite from Paper Source is a great go-to if you're looking at stock options, and your stationer can likely customize an option that fits with your overall design if you purchased custom invitates.
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Thank-you coasters are a fabulous keepsake and a lovely reminder of your wedding festivities. If you send these as a thank-you gift following the wedding, you'll want to be sure you include a personalized note and a package up a few coasters as a set. This option, from Wedding Paper Divas, can be edited to reflect that the wedding has passed.
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Everyone loves a freebie, whether it's a sticker or, in this case, a couple of temporary tattoos slipped into the thank-you note envelopes. Feel free to get kitschy here with the designs, and encourage guests to send photos if they end up using them. Tattly offers many options for stock tattoos and customized.
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Include a Polaroid
Including a Polaroid picture insert of you and your new husband or wife can be a playful and memorable way to personalize your thank-you cards. Maybe the photos are from when you were getting ready for your wedding, or maybe they were taken after the wedding of the two of you as a newly married couple. Either way, have fun with this idea, it's meant to be a sweet keepsake that encapsulates the two of you in your moment of joy.