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Ivory & navy thank you cards by MDC Designs

I’m generally not a stickler for traditional etiquette, but on thank you notes the traditionalists and I agree. My last blog post explained how to write thank you notes, but here I hope to explain the who, why & when of writing the thank you cards for your wedding.


So why do you have to write those things anyways?

  1. To show your appreciation. These people all played a part in making your wedding day special. Let them know how much it means! 

  2. To let them know their present has arrived. So many of us order our gifts online or do registries. Sometimes, these registry gifts are picked up by the couple, or can even help to pay for honeymoons or houses. Even when there is a gift table, we can’t be sure that the present has been received until it is acknowledged.



According to Emily Post you have 3 months to write your thank you notes after the wedding. Ideally, they should be written as soon as possible, so that people know their gifts have been received and your wedding is still fresh in your mind.


Who should get a thank you card?

You should thank anyone who has sent you a gift of course, but really you should thank all the people who gave you their time and effort as well. Thank your guests for attending even if they did not give you anything tangible. Your bridesmaids and friends may have helped to make your dream wedding a reality or even gave you much needed emotional support.  

You can’t go wrong by sending a thank you note for any effort, big or small.  It’s always nice to know you are appreciated!



Pictured above: Thank you cards to co-ordinate with a customized version of the Blue Danube Invitation.

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Writing thank you cards can be a daunting task, especially when you’re faced with writing a whole bunch after your big event. It’s hard to know where to begin or what to say. Here’s a little guide to help you out!


Let’s start with something easy: Dear Aunty Jane and Uncle Bob or Hi Joanne and Fred. For someone you don’t know very well, you can be more formal and write, “Dear Mrs. Jones”

Now for part that’s a bit more difficult…

Thank you

1) Start with the important part “Thank you for……” whatever gift they gave you. Try to be specific about it, unless it is money. Then you may want to say something like “thank you for your generous gift”.

2) Let them know how you are currently or planning on using their gift.


This will look great in the Living Room.

This will really help us with a down payment for our first home together.

We’re already using our new pans and we love them.

Personal Touch

Show some interest/connection with your gift giver. This may be quite personal or very generic, depending on your relationship with this person.


Can’t wait to see you again at Christmas!

It was so great to see you.

I’m sorry that you weren’t able to come to the wedding but I will send pictures as soon as I can.

I hope we can spend time together soon.

Best wishes to your family!

Sign off

With love, sincerely etc….you.

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July is here and the summer has me thinking about playing in the water and having sand between my toes. With that, it’s the perfect time to design a destination wedding invite!

Inspired by water and sand, this new aqua and mulberry invite is perfect for any spring or summer wedding at home or a  beach or tropical destination wedding.

Beach Destination Wedding Invite

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I love it when my suppliers get new eco-friendly products! Sometimes it allows me to design new invites and sometimes I can make existing designs more eco-friendly.

Recycled wedding invite with flower and crystal embellishment

Most of the papers in the Royal Bloom invitation already had at least 30% PCW recycled materials, but I was unable to get the recycled ivory metallic cardstock with matching envelopes until recently. So, I’ve switched the ivory metallic to a 30% post-consumer waste recycled paper and added it to our Eco Collection – where all the invites have recycled & tree-free papers only.


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And in with the new.

Happy New Year! Yes, I know I’m about a week late, but I’ve been quite busy for the past week. This is the time of year when I retire some older invitations, update others and introduce some new designs.

Check out some of our brand new bar mitzvah and bat mitzvah invites:

A cool car inspired invite called Speed:

car inspired bar mitzvah invitation

And a fun purple invitation called Whimsy:

fun purple bat mitzvah invitation

More on the website!