Monday, December 18, 2006

Thank You Notes

59 down. Only 300 or so more to go.

Kill me.

I'm living in terror that I will see people over Christmas who will ask me whether I've received their gifts, and then I will wither and perish of humiliation. Heaven forfend. So here I am at 12:33 a.m., writing feverishly when I would have much better have written a few a day for oh, the last six months.

I am a bad, bad bride.

10 comments:

s@bd said...

you have a year, you know.

(miss manners says)

Marcheline said...

Nah, you're just "extending the joy".

Another solution? Go somewhere remote (warm!) for the holiday, and see no one but your hubby!

- M

Nancy said...

You're not going to be happy then when I send you your wedding gift after Christmas. I have it now but didn't want it to sit on your doorstep there while you are here! Hey, since I am so tardy with the gift you are excused from writing my note :)

barbie2be said...

s@bd is absolutely correct... you have a year to finish all those thank yous. :)

Jemima said...

But you know how it is. You're at a party and someone says, "Did you ever get that beautiful vase I sent you?" And you squirm and shuffle your feet in the dirt and feel like a jerk? I can't bear it.

Jill said...

You're not a bad bride! Anyone would be overwhelmed by 300 notes! People will understand if it takes you awhile. Or they should understand ...

Congrats, by the way!

CharlestonGirl said...

I got married Sept. 16, I did great with the first oh hundred thank you notes! In fact, I had people comment that they had never gotten thank you notes so quickly after a wedding. Then suddenly, I just stopped. I have no idea why. It's like torture even to think about doing those I have left. I too write thank you letters. I can't help it. You are making me feel quilty.... I better get back to it, maybe next year! :)

g said...

Don't feel bad, I only wrote 3/4 of my thank you notes (mostly to the people who really, really expected one), then just called and thanked everyone else. I still feel momentary flashes of guilt but my sanity was more important. The last three out of four weddings I have been to I did not recieve a thank you note, and I am ok with that (it saves trees).

jonathon said...

i am awful at thank you notes. the fact that you're trying means you are some kind of saint.

seriously.

roo said...

Ah hell, I did the same thing. Only I got married in January, and still ended up sending out Merry Thank You cards-- I barely made it in under the one-year wire.

Of course, because I'd waited so long to send out the cards, I felt like I had to craft each note into a charming, individually heart-felt missive on gratitude and seasonal cheer. My thumb went numb holding the pen.