Post # 1
Ok…I have a question for those of you who have done envelope liners or are planning on it. I really like the look of these but I’m wondering how many people actually see them? Do you use a different way to close your envelopes like a seal or something to make them open a little easier? Otherwise, I’m thinking so many people just tear the envelopes open that the liner might be a waste of time… I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Post # 3
Ive used liners for my Xmas cards, I honestly cant say I thought about that! Maybe if you put a wax stamp seal people will open it correctly!
Post # 4
We are doing envelop liners for both the invitation and the response card. I also wonder how folks will open them and if they will stay intact enough – I have a letter opener that I typically use for everyday mail (rips along the seam), but for wedding invitations, I always try to open them up nicely and I hope others do the same. If they somehow manage to wreck it (they might) we are envelope liners in the response card envelope that they will definitely see, all a-new and nice, before they send it out.
I really love envelope liners and I think the added detail is nice. Also, we used a patterned scrapbook paper and able to get 100 envelope liners for just $5 worth (got it during a 5 sheet for $1 sale, and was able to fit 4 liners per page, and bought 25 sheets). At that price it was worth it – it took about 1 hours to cut, and about 1-2 to put it (still waiting to do that). I don’t mind the cost or time!
Post # 5
I think they’re a waste of time because you can’t control how guests open envelopes. You can try to *encourage* them to open them in a particular way–I would recommend using a small sticker dot on the envelope flap and skipping the full seal (and I’d think twice about using wax–at least do a test run to make sure it gets through the mail properly) if you want to push them in the right direction.
BUT all in all, you know when I get home after a long day, carrying my bag, my coat, the groceries, AND the mail, and by the time I sift out all the junk mail and get through the bills, in all honestly, the last thing I’m really going to worry about is being delicate with a wedding invite envelope. And I might not even notice if it’s lined at all. And I say this as a big paperhead, so I completely understand the attraction to stationery and all that. But this is the reality–and I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in it.
so if envelope liners make YOU happy–enough to spend the time and expense to do it, even if not everyone notices–then go for it!