When you arrive home from the honeymoon, there are three things that are of the most importance:
#1 Make A Happy Marriage
"You now think in terms of "we" rather than "I" not only in regard to your new status as a family unit, but in your social life as well. Social customs, which are based on the fundamentals of good taste and intelligence and regard for others, are always in order."
-The Bride's Encyclopedia
Now that you are ready to begin your life together, you will want to make it a happy one! The secret to a happy marriage is to think in terms of "we" not "I". Here's how:
So, begin to think and speak in terms of "we" and communicate calmly and with great regard for one another . . . to make a happy marriage.
#2 Acknowledge Gifts
Your next step is to acknowledge all gifts with a hand-written note on:
To Close Relation or Friend:
A thank you letter to an employer or business associate is more restrained.
To Business Associate or Employer:
#3 Announce Your Home Address
Your third step is to announce your home address to let friends know you are "at home" and where. This is done with an engraved card or joint visiting card.
The "at home" card is usually sent together with the wedding announcement, to let friends know where the happy couple will live. Or the card may be sent seperately after they are settled in their permanent address and are ready for visitors. -The Bride's Encyclopedia
Joint Visiting Card:
Add these words at the top: "At Home after August Tenth."
Engraved Card or Visiting Card? A Visiting Card is about the size of a business card and is an economic choice because you can include them in your Thank You Notes, plus use them as Visiting Cards -a lovely tradition. However, a handwritten "at home" accouncement is perfectly acceptable too.