Write a thank you note to the whole group, don’t send a card. Since they went to the trouble to chip in for a gift, writing short but sincere note is the way to go.
There are so many styles and designs to choose from. You can have piano shaped or topiary shaped or whatever shape you want, it really all depends on your theme and your taste. Just remember, creative and well thought out place card holders will add the perfect finishing touch to your big day, and they will delight your guests so much that they’ll definitely hold on to them even long after your wedding.
Personalize each note. Don’t send the same, generic message to each guest; it sends the message that you were tired of writing notes and too lazy to personally acknowledge them. Take the time to pen something individual and thank them for their specific gift by name. You may even want to mention how you plan to use it.
Writing a thank you card to people is something that most people will not do or just leave it up to someone that is willing to do it. But there are others out there that is willing to do it and they even hand write something for all the people that give them something or just came out of care for that person.
Handwritten invitations are perfect for someone who has an attractive handwriting. This saves money on the printing and it gives a personal and handmade touch too. The style of your engagement invitation card is entirely up to you. You can go for casual or informal cards, just like how your party is going to be. If you are planning on a formal event, then you must mention in your invite about any special dress considerations that is expected, so that your guests can know.