Getting married is awesome. Getting gifts is the best. Writing endless thank you notes is not. But you gotta. You must, must, must write those notes. I am all about being lazy and bucking tradition but saying thank you (and no, it does not need to be sincere…only sound like it) is one of those things that makes society function.
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But I know, it gets overwhelming to write those notes and try to make each one special. Here's a tip: they don't have to be individual and unique because your guests will not be comparely them! **Insert big sigh and feel the weight lift from your shoulders** You only need to address each gift and let the giver know why you liked it (that's the part where you can fake sincerity).
But how to accomplish that? Simple. Create a fill-in-the-blank template and fill it in Mad-Libs style (in your own handwriting!). For example:
(SIGNIFICANT OTHER) and I were so excited to recieve the (GIFT) that you gave us for our wedding. It was so wonderful of you. We are really excited to get to use the (GIFT) when we (COOK DINNER/DECORATE OUR NEW HOUSE/GO CAMPING/ETC.) and it will make it so great when we do.
It meant so much to us to have you be a part of our wedding. We hope you had as great a time as we did.
So break out those pens and pretty new notecards and get thee to a-writin'.