We are very, very late with our wedding thank-yous. Over a year. We
I would have posted this anonymously, but y'all know who had her second wedding/meltdown in September of 2011. So here. Have at my shame.
30+ thank-yous need to go out. There are any number of reasons why they haven't. In a few cases, we did send emails saying, "Yes, we did receive it; oh my goodness, thank you so much! Official one coming soon." We hand-delivered one.
I know I may seem a little flippant here, but in truth I was really gobsmacked by the outpouring people had for us when I was expecting close to nothing. One gift, in particular, stood out: a $500 pooled gift card from my mom's old friend group far away, several of whom haven't seen me in over 10 years. I did send them one of those "we got it" emails, but that was it. And I just didn't know how to adequately thank them. (Including the woman who sent me money after I got divorced, out of the blue, and... seriously, I just had no idea what to say. I am not used to people being so nice.) So that's 11 more people who need roughly the same thing.
My ADD thought process and guilt is getting in the way, as is my need for sincerity and the fact that I find written thank-yous totally fake. (I know, I know -- it's not for me; it's for the giver.) And my husband, whom I love dearly and is probably way better with human relations, is even worse with written sentiment than I am. He will sign. That's about it.
So... how should I make this happen? I've seen this post
I need a strategy for what to do
(add a little "what we've been up to" note and pic to every envelope? We're not usually holiday letter people...).
I need a strategy for how to sit down and do it.