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I have been to 2 showers last year that did that and I am going to do the same thing.It'll make it easier becuase this way all you have to do is write in your thank you notes and then put the stamps on them
Get the addresses from your MIL. I went to a shower where they had everyone write their own address on the envelope. I thought it was tacky and lazy. If your guests are generous enough to give you a gift, it doesn't take much to address their thank you note.
I dont think its tacky at all. You can even make a little game out of it. Everyone fills out a card with their name on it, and you stick all the envelopes in a bowl, and then pick one out like a raffle. Thats what we did at my Bridal shower and it made it easier on me, and everyone thought it was a fun idea. PLus i had my thank you cards out that week, since part of the work was done, and my mom got so many compliments on how fast i got out my thank you cards. I say go for it.
I dont think its tacky at all. You can even make a little game out of it. Everyone fills out a card with their name on it, and you stick all the envelopes in a bowl, and then pick one out like a raffle. Thats what we did at my Bridal shower and it made it easier on me, and everyone thought it was a fun idea. PLus i had my thank you cards out that week, since part of the work was done, and my mom got so many compliments on how fast i got out my thank you cards. I say go for it.[/b]
This is what we did at my bridal shower and baby shower. I say go for it too!
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In the memory book it had a place for everyone to sign and write something to the baby. You could ask them to sign the book and also to include there address. That way you're getting them to do it without seeming lazy . Also in the book there is a place to write down all the gifts and who they were from.[/b]
I LOVE this idea, not just because you'd have the addresses, but that you'd have something thoughtful written by those at your shower, for the baby, I feel like it would really help capture the memories. And it's always hard to remember who gave you what in all the commotion... I'm going to look into this.
I like the idea of the envelope in the bowl too though, I'm not big on games, so that's a nice simple one to get people involved. I think I've been at showers where they did that, and I didn't find it tacky at all. Plus, I think people know how busy or tired you are when you're preg and don't mind helping out a bit by writing their address for you.
I can see how some people would think that it is kind of tacky and lazy, but personally, I wouldn't mind doing that. I doubt that I will, but I wouldn't mind if I went to the shower and they were doing that.
i am actually throwing my friend a shower this saturday and i bought thank you cards and i am asking everyone to address them and then putting them in a basket and picking out 2 envelopes and who ever gets picked gets a gift. i don't think its tacky at all. i guess it just depends on where you are from because it is really common to do this around here so no one thinks anything of it.
can you ask your MIL to have the thank you cards sitting out and have people fill them out really fast? it only takes 2 seconds!
As the host of a shower, I have done this before. I bought the thank you cards for the mom-to-be, had everyone address their own envelope, and then did a drawing and pulled out 2 envelopes as winners of a prize. I didn't think it was tacky at all.