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Easy & Efficient Wedding Thank You Cards & Templates

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For some people, writing wedding thank you cards feels intimidating. Especially if you have a large wedding with lots of guests, the task of writing dozens or even hundreds of thank you notes can Freak. You. Out.

It’s easy to procrastinate. There are several steps: Choosing the right stationery. Locating mailing addresses. Buying the stamps. Crafting the perfect message of gratitude to everyone.  Any one of these can trip you up. But it’s that last step, writing a warm and gracious message, that seems the most difficult.

We know you feel gratitude in your heart. That is not up for debate. It’s the worry that you won’t be able to express your gratitude in an eloquent and mindful way that’s stopping you. Plus, your handwriting! Will anyone be able to read it? It can feel like a lot of pressure.

We feel you! And we are also here to say that with a bit of planning and an easy template to follow, you can crank out those wedding thank you cards in no time. Here is the who, what, when and how of thank you card writing etiquette, plus templates for writing the most common types of messages.

Who

Personalized wedding thank you cards from giftsin24.com

Customize our Colonial Card with both your first names in a choice of lettering style and ink color.

Be sure to thank …

  • Guests who came to your wedding, including parents who helped pay for the wedding and your wedding party.
  • People who gave you a gift (If you received a group gift from people who don’t live with one another, write separate wedding thank you cards to each person in the group)
  • Anyone who helped with the wedding planning or day-of festivities
  • Wedding planners and vendors

What

Be sure to write…

  • An acknowledgement of their presence or absence at the wedding
  • What you intend to do with or how you will enjoy the gift
  • A warm sentence of gratitude for their friendship and love
  • Most importantly, don’t have to reinvent the wheel with your wedding thank you cards, especially if you have hundreds to write. If you come up with a nice turn of phrase that you like (“Sheila and I so appreciate the generous check you sent, and we look forward to using it as a down payment on our home.”), then by all means, reuse it. The most important thing is to convey sincere gratitude and warmth.
  • See our sample wedding thank you note templates below.
Luxury wedding thank you notes from giftsin24.com

Silver Leaf Luxury Collection, clockwise from top left: Juniper Note, La Tour Note, Bel Amour Note, Hawthorn Note and Honeycomb Note.

When

Be sure to send it…

  • Optimally, within 2 weeks after receiving a gift. If you receive gifts before the wedding, it’s fine to send thank you notes before the event.
  • At most, within 3 months of the wedding.

How

Be sure to get the right tools…

  • Keep a detailed gift log that lists the gift, giver, date received and whether you’ve sent the thank you note. This will help tremendously in sending out thank you notes.
  • Use a nice pen that flows easily and doesn’t smear or leak. Give the pen a practice run before you write.
  • Folded notes are perfect for wedding thank you cards. The style doesn’t have to be an exact match of your invitations, but can reflect their general flavor. Write on the inside bottom section of a folded note, and if you need more space, move to the inside top.

Many Giftsin24 folded notes can accommodate more than one name. Here are some of our favorites:

Montevideo Note from giftsin24.com make great wedding thank you cards

Try the Montevideo Note as a couple’s thank you note. There’s plenty of room for two first names and an ampersand.

Colonial Note    A crowd favorite, the Colonial Note offers a choice of lettering style and ink color, plus two borders that give it distinction.

Infinity Note   This folded note offers an elegant gold foil design and several lettering styles that can appeal to both of you.

One-Line Note  Offering a cool, “Mad men” vibe, this embossed note channels a Mid-Century Modern feel.

Montevideo Note  Impress your family and friends with this exuberantly styled lettering style in a choice of raised-ink color.

Impression Note  This is our go-to couple’s note, offering plenty of room for two names in raised ink on the front and lots of room to write inside of this oversized folded note.

La Tour Note Couples with room in their budgets can splurge on luxury notes from our Silver Leaf Collection. La Tour features an elegant gold edge with rounded corners.

Templates for Wedding Thank You Cards

For a wedding guest who gave a gift:

Dear Melanie, Thank you so much for attending our wedding! We were so happy to be able to connect with you and be surrounded by all our friends and family on this most special day. Your gift was so very generous! Anthony and I will put it to great use as part of the down payment on our condo. With great appreciation and love, Sam and Esperanza

For a person who gave a gift but did not attend the wedding:

Dear Uncle Van, We missed you at the wedding, but completely understand that it’s a long ways to travel. Thank you so much for your very generous gift of the bread maker. It was so sweet of you to think of us on our special day. Every time we make fresh homemade bread, we will think of you! We love you, Susan and Todd

Infinity Note from giftsin24.com makes an elegant wedding thank you cards

Personalize the Infinity Note with your first names to make an elegant wedding thank you note.

For a person that attended the wedding but did not give a gift:

Dear Aunt Martha, Thank you so much for coming all the way from California to be at our wedding. It meant so much that you were there to be with us on this most special day! Our family reunion photo wouldn’t have been the same without you. We’ve enclosed a photo of you dancing with Dad — you can tell you are brother and sister because you have the same dance moves! With great love, Melanie and Reggie

 

Looking for more wedding thank you note card ideas? See all of our beautiful folded notes here.

Glamorous Wedding Glassware

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Iguala Pint Glass includes 3 lines of text.

Your big weekend is coming…rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, maybe even bachelor and bachelorette parties. You could drink out of paper or plastic cups…or worse yet, styrofoam…but for occasions as special as these, consider using sophisticated, engraved glassware. Ranging from traditional monogrammed champagne flutes to personalized mason jars with names and dates, they will add instant elegance to your event. Added bonus: everyone can take one home as a memento of your special day.

Giftsin24 offers a variety of engraved barware and stemware: pint glasses, beer mugs, champagne flutes, wineglasses, stemless wine glasses, mason jars and shot glasses. We provide many choices of monograms lettering styles, from casual to ultra formal, to match the atmosphere of your event. Made of clear glass, these items are dishwasher safe. In fact, the engraving becomes even more darker after a few washings.

Altamira Champagne Flute from giftsin24

Altamira Champagne Flute

Here are some of our favorite glamorous glassware for weddings. Of course, these are only recommendations. With so many styles and shapes to choose from, your options are only limited by your creativity. All of these glasses shown here are offered in five other forms (pint glassses, shot glasses, etc.) And several include other kinds of artwork. All include other options for lettering styles.

For Lemonade at the Bridal Shower

Iguala Pint Glass  This pint glass offers so many uses. It’s the perfect shape for cocktail hour at the reception. Or give them away as party favors at the bridal shower (fill them with lemonade or punch first, of course). They also work great as bachelor party favors. Offering three lines of text in a choice of lettering style, there’s plenty of room for names and dates.

For Champagne at an Elegant Wedding Reception

Nuptial Mason Jar from giftsin24.

Nuptial Mason Jar

Altamira Monogram Champagne Flute  Perfect for a couple’s monogram (last initial in the middle, husband’s initial on the left, wife’s on the right), this champagne flute is a lovely vessel for toasts, of which there will be many…so why not say “Cheers” in style? Offering 10 distinctive monograms, you are sure to find one that pleases.

For Drinks at a Casual Backyard BBQ

Nuptial Mason Jar  This engraved mason jar is the perfect party favor for your casual wedding event. Use it for informal summer parties on the lawn, a friendly bachelor party on the deck, or an intimate summer soiree reception filled with your closest family and friends. The Nuptial glassware collection offers endless possibilities. Personalize the 16 ounce mason jar with up to three lines of text in a choice of lettering style. This glassware also offers a variety of artwork motifs: LOVE, wedding rings, love birds, hearts, scroll heart, wedding ring set, XOXO, engagement ring, bow tie and “To the Moon and Back.”

Pareja Stemless Wine Glass from giftsin24.com

Pareja Stemless Wine Glass

For Wine at the Rehearsal Dinner

Pareja Stemless Wine Glass  Two initials can say so much. Combined with beautiful scroll artwork, the bride’s and groom’s initials make a stunning design engraved in this 15 ounce stemless wine glass. These unique glass shapes are au courant…and have the added advantage of being not so tippy. Use them for punch at a bridal shower or wine at the rehearsal dinner. Everyone can bring one home as a memento of your special event. Includes a choice of lettering style.

For Shots at the His & Hers Bachelorette/Bachelor Party

Matrimony Shot Glass ships in 24 hours from Giftsin24.

Matrimony Shot Glass

Matrimony Shot Glass  Engraved shot glasses are the perfect party favor for any fun-loving crowd. Make your wedding themed event special with the Matrimony glass drinkware collection. Personalize the 1.5 ounce shot glass with your names and dates (or any two lines of text) in a choice of lettering style, along with the charming “Mr. & Mrs.” artwork.

 

 

See anything you like? We have many more styles to choose from in our Personalized Drinkware section of the website. Take a look! And if you are looking last minute, no problem! Your order will be created in one business day and shipped out so you can enjoy them quickly.

 

Introducing our Personalized Wall Signs Collection

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The Matrimony Wall Sign comes in 3 finishes.

They are here! Our personalized wall signs are ready for your kitchen, nursery, bedroom and more. After many months of development, Giftsin24 is proud to announce our brand  new, hot-off-the-press collection of decorative wall signs that are as attractive and versatile as they are easy to display.

Not only can you personalize your sign with your name or monogram, but you can also choose from a range of our most popular lettering styles and exclusive monograms. Guaranteed to add interest and a splash of personality to any room, the signs are available in white, black or natural finish.

Gift Ideas

Gift ideas are endless: personalize a sign for a newlywed couple to celebrate and announce their marriage. Monograms also work great for new homeowners as housewarming gifts. Our line of child- and sports-themed signs look lovely in nurseries and toddler’s room, as well as tweens and teens. Maybe your guy is getting a new man cave or you’ve just renovated your basement? Our signs are the perfect statement pieces.

Walls Signs Work Everywhere

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The Zoo Train Wall Sign is perfect for a new baby’s nursery or toddler’s room.

Our signs work great in every room in the house, including:

  • Kitchen
  • Entry way
  • Baby’s room
  • Bedroom
  • Den
  • Living room
  • Man Cave
  • Basement entertainment room
  • Office
  • Cubicle

Crafted from lightweight yet sturdy .25″ MDF board, all can be hung on a wall using wall-safe adhesive squares. Many other also come with decorative supports that enable you to display the signs on a shelf or table.

There are 40 designs. See the whole collection here.

Introducing…Engraved Cutting Boards – Customize Them For Everyone

Personalize one of our new cutting boards. Established Cutting Board

Personalize one of our new cutting boards to create a beautiful wedding gift. Shown here is the Established Cutting Board from giftsin24.com

We are so pleased to announce the latest new products in our lineup: Beautiful, durable personalized bamboo cutting boards. They come in a variety of attractive designs using our most popular lettering styles and monograms. They’re so pretty, you may not want to cut on them. Luckily, you can use them in so many ways.

Indispensable in Your Kitchen

Our cutting boards measure a generous 8.75 inches by 11.5 inches, offering plenty of room to chop and dice. They are made from bamboo, which is a fast-growing grass that is as hard and durable as wood. It’s a renewable resource and compostable at the end of its life, unlike plastic or glass cutting boards. We recommend hand-washing to keep it looking great for years to come.

Many cutting board designs offer the choice of horizontal or vertical orientation for the personalization. Either way, they look terrific and add a bit of pizzazz to a normally ho-hum kitchen object.

Serving Platters

They work beautifully as serving platters for hors d’oeuvres, muffins, cheeses and more. Planning a relaxing brunch with family? Pile on some home baked muffins, still warm from the oven. Entertaining work friends at home? Offer a selection of three cheeses artfully displayed, along with a bowl of crispy crackers.  The possibilities are endless.

Memorable Gifts

Our engraved cutting boards also make memorable gifts. Newlywed couples would love to see their names and wedding date on a high quality cutting board as part of a shower gift, along with tea towels and useful kitchen utensils. Present one to a new homeowner with the date of their home purchase. Or, bundle one up in a gift box with some gourmet spreads, crackers and wine to a couple celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary.

See the collection here.

Have You Seen This Must-Have Party Accessory?

Terrace Monogram Keepsake Ornament from Giftsin24.com ships in 24 hours.

Personalize our Terrace Monogram Keepsake Ornament with your guests’ initials and use them as place tags and party favors.

So, you’re planning a party. You’ve got the date, the guest list and the location set. Now you need to figure out the decor or theme.

We’ve got the perfect party accessory for you…the one that will turn your guests’ heads and make them say, “wow!”

Ready? Keepsake ornaments.

Surprised?

They work beautifully for all kinds of events and occasions as party favors, place cards, gift tags and more.

(Yes, our personalized keepsake ornaments are perfect for the holidays, too.)

We offer a range of designs and themes, from children to new marriages to monograms, sports, memorials of loved ones, graduations, pets and awareness ribbons. You can personalize them in so many ways. Here are a few of our favorites:

Personalize our keepsake ornaments with your guests' monograms

Create memorable party favors by personalizing our keepsake ornaments.

Party Favors

Personalize a keepsake ornament for each of your guests, or make every one the same. Give them out individually or hang them attractively by your door so guests can pick them up as they depart. Our ornaments are a unique party favor — more interesting than the standard goodie bag filled with sweets — and certainly will remind your guests of all the fun they had at your event.

Table Place Cards

For more formal occasions, you can use our keepsake ornaments as place card holders at banquet tables or dinner parties. Think: 50th anniversary parties for parents, intimate wedding receptions or rehearsal dinners, memorial service dinners, retirement parties, or even corporate events like sales meetings. For weddings, you can personalize one for each of your bridal party and use them as place card holders and bridal party thank you gifts at the rehearsal dinner or wedding reception.

Gift Tags

Why use an ordinary paper gift tag when you can give the recipient something special? Each ornament comes with a silver ribbon. You can attach the ornament with the silver ribbon to a gift bag or box to provide extra sparkle and shine.

Look at all of our personalized keepsake ornaments.

 

 

 

Celebrate the New Year in Style

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Celebrate in style with Champagne Foil-Pressed Napkins from Giftsin24.

Here at Giftsin24, we sure love to party, and we have New Year’s Party Napkins to make your gathering fun and festive. These napkins come in a large array of colors and vivid foil hues to match any decor.

Ring in the New Year

There’s always so much promise in a new year, when December turns into January, and we anticipate 12 brand new months and all the family, love, peace, adventure and prosperity they may bring. We hope you, our wonderful customers, have a magical 2016. And what better way to ring in the New Year than with a party, surrounded by family and friends you hold dear.

Lots of Napkin Choices

Champagne Foil-Pressed Napkin  Toast the New Year right with the elegant Champagne Foil-Pressed Napkin. Perfect for weddings and anniversaries too.

Cocktail Embossed Napkin   Add an elegant, customized touch to your next celebration. Choice of lettering style, foil ink color, paper color and motif, including: wine glass, toasting champagne glasses, martini glass, champagne bottle and beer mugs. Also offered in a foil-pressed version.

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Joyous Napkin

Joyous Foil-Pressed Napkin Tell everyone why you’re celebrating with four lines of personalization in the font of your choice. These napkins come in a large array of colors and vivid foil hues to match any decor.

 

 

 

 

 

Your New Go-To Gift For Under $5

Friends and Family Tablet Sets from Giftsin24.

Give us 8 names and you can create 8 personalized gifts. This go-to gift is perfect for birthdays, wedding parties, office mates and more.

Sometimes inspiration for a particular gift for a particular person comes easily. In your mind’s eye, you immediately see the perfect gift, you find it, you give it. But sometimes inspiration doesn’t come. In that case, you need a go-to gift that’s always appropriate, dependable and affordable.

You want to feel proud of your gift, but you also have a budget. So what’s the answer?

Friends and Family Tablet Sets. Make these your go-to gift. Many of our customers swear by them.

Here’s the concept: With one order, you’ll purchase 8 personalized gifts at once. It’s an easy, efficient way to create thoughtful gifts for a group. Think officemates: Add “Samantha” to one tablet, “Grace” to the next, move on to Abigail, Veronica, Madison, Taylor, Sheila and Ann. Press “order” and you’ll receive 8 personalized tablets in 2-5 days (depending on where you live) and they’ll arrive ready for giving.

Your officemates will never know it was so painless for you. All Samantha and the others will see is their own name carefully and beautifully printed on a high-quality note pad in a vivid ink color. They’ll think you worked for days planning, tracking down, and creating this thoughtful gift. Only you will know it took you less than 5 minutes to order and arrived at your door in a matter of days.

Same goes for your children’s teachers, kids’ party favors, bridal party gifts, Christmas gifts and more. Just add a name to each of the 8 tablets (Mr. Seymour, Ms. Brown, etc. or Preston, Declan, Aiden, etc.), choose your ink color, and we’ll print them for you in 24 hours and ship them out to you.

Here’s another beautiful thing: At the regular price of $25.95, each tablet works out to $3.25. And with free shipping, the picture just keeps getting better and better.

Each tablet is made with our high quality paper. Each sheet is 80 lb text, like nice thick copier paper. There are 100 sheets per tablet. And each sheet is a generous 4.4 inches x 6 inches, so there is plenty of room to write.

Want to try it out? Check your calendar for upcoming birthdays for the next few months, give us 8 names, we’ll send the tablets to you by the end of the week, and you can put them in your gift closet until the birthdays roll around. So easy, right?

Impressive Wedding Gifts for the June Bride and Groom

Find impressive wedding gifts for June Brides at Giftsin24.

The Roman origins of the “June bride” isn’t as romantic as it sounds, but in modern times we have infused meaning and magic into the idea.

June, prime wedding time, is just around the corner. History says that the tradition of June weddings came from ancient Roman culture. Juno, Jupiter’s wife and the goddess of marriage, was officially celebrated on June 1, so many families chose this month to plan weddings.  Luckily, today in the U.S. June is filled with the flowers and scents of summer. It’s the time of year when Nature blossoms green, young and full of life.

Some of our other wedding traditions hark from ancient Roman times, as well. For example, these were also the days when grooms began carrying the bride over the threshold to protect her from “evil spirits.” Furthermore, grooms began standing on the right hand side of the bride so he could easily access his sword in case marauding rivals came to steal the bride. And, um, fathers “escorted” their daughters down the aisle because the patriarchs generally used the marriage to pay off debts or advance their careers.

Happily, we’ve given these traditions a more romantic spin. Fast-forward to 2015, and love now fuels our marriages.

Celebrate that love with the perfect gift. Married couples feel a thrill when they Show off their new love. Check out our wide selection of personalized gift ideas, including notes, cards, tablets, notepads and napkins.

Impressive Wedding Gifts

Couples 7 Tablet Set:  They can display their combined names on seven tablets of various sizes in a tasteful stainless steel holder — both beautiful and practical.

Chesapeake One Line Card: We will expertly emboss their names on an oversized card. This Chesapeake card offers plenty of room to write. Choose the optional lined envelopes to make this gift extra special.

Traditional Monogram Note:  They’ll enjoy writing wedding thank you notes on these classic and understated notes. Choose the optional return address if the couple has already found their forever home.

Personalized Napkins and Guest Towels:  Always in style and always impressive.  They’ll enjoy using these at their first “official” get-together as Mr. and Mrs.   And don’t forget, summer BBQ season is also upon us.

 

3 Wedding Thank You ‘Donts’ You Need to Know

Impression Notes from Giftsin24.com make beautiful wedding thank you notes

Impression Notes in black ink on crisp white paper are the perfect canvas on which to express your gratitude.

Wedding season is upon us. Are you ready to write your wedding thank you notes? Don’t fall flat in conveying your gratitude. Avoid these common mistakes, and you’ll be sitting pretty.

Mistake #1 Sending out wedding thank you notes too late.

Do you remember what you did one year ago? Not many other people do either. So be sure that Uncle Marty gets that thank you note pronto, or at least within three months of the wedding.

Mistake #2 Writing a plain vanilla message.

Was your wedding a bore? Is your marriage lacking pizzazz? No way! So why should your thank you notes not reflect that same passion for the giver and the gift. Avoid general statements like: “Thank you for your generous gift.” Snore. Share your excitement with the giver about specific ways you’ll use the gift.

Mistake #3 Sending an e-card.

Yes, we do live in a digital age…but if cousin Sue drove 100 miles to get to your shindig, bought a new dress and gave you a hand-made quilt, she deserves a heart-felt, handwritten note that conveys all your love and appreciation. Unless you had a virtual wedding, avoid virtual cards.

Do You Need to Send a Save-the-Date Card?

Early Spring Save the Date Card by Giftsin24.com

Our Early Spring Save the Date Card elegantly gives guests advance notice of your wedding.

Sending a wedding save-the-date card: when is it necessary and when is it not? These days, there are so many tasks associated with planning a wedding. It’s nice to know if they are all must-dos or might-be-nice-to-dos. Wedding save-the-date cards straddle both.

Yes, You Need a Save the Date Card

Sending a save-the-date card has become a necessity in certain situations. If you are planning a destination wedding, send one. Same goes for a three-day weekend extravaganza. They are also convenient for a holiday weekend wedding. Have a lot of out-of-town guests? Accommodate them by giving them advance notice.

In these situations, as a general rule, send a save-the-date card at least 6 months before the ceremony. For a destination wedding, send one 8 months ahead.

Giving your guests advance notice about your wedding date will give them adequate time to make travel arrangements. They may also need to rearrange work schedules and save for transportation or lodging.

No, You Don’t

If you are planning a simple wedding locally, you won’t need a save-the-date card. A typical two or three month notice is adequate. Plus, you can count of word of mouth helping to inform guests of your wedding date.

Browse Giftsin24’s collection of wedding save-the-date cards here