Document each gift. Chances are you’ll be writing so many thank you notes throughout your engagement and post-wedding that it will be impossible to keep it all straight in your head. So to stay organized, keep separate guest lists for each wedding event (e.g. bridal shower, engagement party, wedding) and document what each guest gives you at the time you receive it.
You can also opt for online invitations for your engagement party. This way, you will not need to spend any money on the printing. There are also plenty of websites that offer you these cards for free. You can personalize they cards they have and send them to as many recipients as you like. This saves you so much time as well. Several websites offer you a vast collection of professional-looking engagement invitations cards online.
Christening or baptism invitation cards are usually sent to godparents, friends and family. Regardless of denomination, in this special day the child is officially named. It gives everyone the opportunity to welcome the child into the Family, the Church, and the Community. The invitation includes the baby’s name, and the date, location and time of the christening. It may also state the place for the reception afterward.
Holiday Party Cards – Festive holidays like Christmas or New Year’s Eve are always celebrated with parties so all kinds of cards are sent out. Such times are reasons to be jubilant and throw a party. People just love celebrating any event, milestone or holiday with a bang. No matter what the occasion, an invitation card is always important. Unlike wedding invitations, the holiday cards are usually very informal and don’t need to be delivered weeks ahead.
Don’t procrastinate! Formal etiquette dictates that thank-yous for shower gifts should be sent within ten days and those for wedding gifts should be sent within two weeks after returning from the honeymoon. Moreover, gifts received prior to the wedding should be acknowledged immediately. That being said, if you happen to fall behind, rest assured it is never too late to be gracious!