Post # 1
Hello ladies. I am new to the boards. I have been searching for the A7 box mailers to use for my invitations. I have read several posts on here from brides that used or looked into the jewelry boxes as alternatives to the Paper Source box mailers. Can anyone that has used the jewelry boxes or has seen the two tell me what is the difference in quality. Do the jewelry boxes hold up to being placed in the mail? I am worried about the invitation arriving and not being beaten or torn up. Any help is greatly appreciated. I saw some jewelry boxes in a local store here in Dallas and the quality wasn’t very good. Helpppppppp.
Post # 3
@msckmorris: If you opt for actual jewelry boxes, most of them will be exactly 5×7 — so fitting a perfectly cut 5×7 invitation means they will be super snug and might not even fit inside the box.
A7 mailer boxes, however, are made just slightly larger than 5×7, so a true 5×7 invitation will fit nicely inside.
The mailers are slightly thicker and sturdier as they’re (obviously) made to go through the mail, whereas the jewelry boxes will be somewhat less so — but honestly, both should hold up well if packaged and mailed properly.
PS: The box mailers are quite overpriced at Paper Source. You can buy the same plain white, cream, and kraft A7 boxes in bulk via Amazon and dozens of other paper product sites. Most of the ones I’ve seen are $50-80 for 100 A7 boxes. =]
Post # 4
@maraschino: Thanks for the reply. That is what I was thinking as far as the PaperSource ones being overpriced. I was just wondering if there was a justification to the price via the sturdiness or something. But if all things are fairly equal (besides the size) then I can accomodate that when making the invitations. I will continue to hunt for alternatives and if all else fails I’ll get samples. I was hoping others that had looked into this could provide insight too. Thanks again. Your information was helpful.