Addressing and Mailing your Envelopes

addressing and mailing your envelopes

I love this resource from our Carlson Craft partner and always share it with brides when they have questions about envelope addressing. We are always happy to answer envelope addressing questions

Inner Envelopes have un-gummed flaps and are often ordered with a colored liner.  Address with names only.  Do not use the first names of the recipients except when inviting children.  Their names should be written on a line below the parents name.

Outer Envelopes- the outer envelope is slightly larger than the inner envelope and the flap is gummed.  Address the envelope using formal names and the complete address.  Do not abbreviate

Single Outer Envelopes- If you have selected an invitation that does not include an inner envelope, or if you choose not to use your inner envelopes, you may follow traditional addressing rules for outer envelopes.  Or create a new way that works best for you.

Mailing Your Invitations-  Mail all of your invitations at the same time, 5 to 8 weeks before the wedding date.  If you are including response cards with your invitations, include stamps on the return envelope as well. To avoid postage delays, take your invitation ensemble, including all envelopes and enclosures to your local post office to determine proper postage.  Be sure to include a return address on each outer envelope.

Charity Christmas Cards-

I am always looking for a way to give back during the Holiday Season, when we are so focused on giving. We are proudly now offering Charity Christmas cards for the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, UNICEF, The American Cancer Society, and The National Wildlife Federation.

The sale of Charity Christmas Cards supports the services of these charities while wishing your friends, family and business associates Happy Holidays.


Unplugged Wedding Ceremonies

Worried about your wedding ceremony being interrupted by someone’s cell phone ring or notification? Don’t want people taking pictures during your special moment?

Introducing the “Unplugged Wedding Ceremony Sign” it politely asked your guests to turn off their cell phones and camera’s during your wedding ceremony.  Most people already know to do this, but a framed sign is a gentle reminder as they walk into your event.

We offer digitally printed 8×10 personalized Unplugged Wedding Signs ready for a frame. We can also customize a size for you, just give us a call or check out our Etsy Shop.

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Are Recipe Cards Still Relevant

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This morning I made a breakfast casserole that was a recipe given to me by my grandmother, written in her hand writing, Recipe from the kitchen of Grandma Helen. This small card, well-worn, and used over and over by me over the last 20+ years is a heartfelt keepsake. Its full of memories, celebrations, family gatherings, and keeps her a part of me. I think of her every time I make this recipe for my family.
It made me ponder how we can still keep this tradition going in a world full of Pinterest boards, foodie blogs, and 1,000s of recipes a click away.

Here are a few ideas for carrying on the tradition of recipe cards:

Make a Cookbook of your Family Recipes
What a wonderful gift to give your children a book filled with all their favorites growing up.

Have a Recipe Shower
I love this idea to include at a bridal shower. Send out a recipe card with their invitation asking them to share a favorite recipe with the new couple.

Every time someone says how much they love a recipe you’ve made, and asks you for the recipe, actually give the recipe to them on a recipe card!!

Give a recipe box and recipe cards as a gift
Such a great wedding gift. Let someone start saving their favorites

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Laser Cut Wedding Invitations

Introducing a new partner! Janice Paper, they offer a full line of laser cut wedding invitations. They offer letterpress, digital printing, UV printing and foil. We often have brides contact us with visions of beautiful laser cut wedding invitations. We carry a few in our albums but now we have the full line of Janice Paper invitations, or we can customize a laser cut pocket invitation for you (coming soon to Etsy!). janice.jpg