So over the last few days Crysta and I have been writing thank you cards for the wedding. The task is not a complicated one, and our sentiments are completely sincere... but there's a point where you've written so much that your hand just begins to cramp up.
This, of course, is why I seem unable to draw a straight line. I am apologizing in advance for the artwork in Thursday's installment of UnCONventional. I know that it's not exactly an artistic masterpiece normally, but I think parts of it are a little below even the frighteningly low bar usually set by my comic strip.
We took a break after a while on Monday, and are going to do the rest of them tonight. When we're done, we'll be putting the whole lot in the mail and sending it them out into the wild. Crysta has been exceptionally organized in keeping track of everything -- and without her efforts, this whole thing would just be an absolute mess. I think there's just a point where you've written your own return address in tiny letters and numbers so many time when it just stops making any sort of logical sense, and you start to doubt whether or not it's correct. I fear that at some point I'll put down my old Zip code or list our state as WI instead of IN...
...not that Crysta hasn't already done that once.
But whenever I feel like Crysta and I are behind schedule or something though, I think I just thank god we're not like this couple who waited a full year to write thank-you cards. That's right, they waited a whole frickin' year. Not to mention, they relied on Target.com's registry to keep track of who bought them what.
If you can't see the absolute insanity in that, then you're missing some big stuff here.
Hopefully we'll get these in the mail shortly though, and then Crysta and I will finally be completely done with this epilogue to the actual wedding. Honestly it will just be nice to finally be finished, and just be able to live life and not have anything left looming.
I don't know why anyone would want to wait at all to send out thank you notes.
I've been hoping that our guests are smart and mail us gifts (as opposed to bringing them to the reception) for two reasons: 1. So that we don't have to deal with the stress of trying to ship all that crap from WI to CA while keeping cards and tags and the like with the right items, and 2. So that I can write my thank yous as we get something and not have the project pile up.
I don't know what the point of this comment is, so yay presents and yay thank you notes!
May I recommend doing what Crysta and I did: Keep an excel or google docs spreadsheet of everything you're given, organized by gift giver. That way, you can easily track everything (along with who you've thanked).
With the size of a wedding guest list, it can get pretty complicated otherwise.