Who doesn’t love to receive a gift? It is pretty safe to say that everyone enjoys receiving a gift, big or small. In our casual society, maybe we have just come to expect gifts of service and kindness or physical gifts from family members. My grandma was a stickler for an official thank you card. Rumor was that If she didn’t receive a thank you card for the gift, she had given last year (Christmas, birthday, or the yearly week-long visit to grandma’s house), you may not receive a gift next year. That certainly added an incentive to sending a thank you card!
Well fast forward to my four grandkids who live far away and who we see at best twice a year. For every birthday gift, Christmas gift, or after a week visit, a week later in our mailbox is a thank you card from each of them. Wow! It is impressive. This mom doesn’t feel like she can take a lot of credit because we have three other children who haven’t added that formality of sending thank you cards. In their defense they live much closer and we collect a lot of hugs from each of them.
So let’s discuss the obligation of mailing out a wedding thank you card. Back in the “olden days” the bride and groom were given 12 months to send them out to all family and friends who had so graciously enriched their wedding day. In today’s society there is the rationalizing even the need of sending out thank you cards! Wrong! The Emily Post Institute states that it is never wrong to send a written thank you. The standard timeframe for sending a note has also changed from 12 months to 3 months after receiving a gift, so don’t be late!
Let me introduce you to Basic Invite that will make your task of writing thank you cards simple and enjoyable. Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options and instant previews online. Once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options to you can make sure the card is exactly ow you want it down to the littlest detail. That certainly sets them apart from almost any other online stationery company.
They offer address capturing service that allows customers to simply share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other form of social media to request their friends and family’s addresses which will be stored in the customer’s account and can be selected during the design process. Basic Invite offers recipient address printing a no cost on all Christmas card orders. That simplifies your life immensely! And you will be fondly remembered by those who receive your thank you card and wedding thank you.