Post # 1
I just got my invitations back from my mom’s friend who offered to address them in calligraphy for me. I should be happy but I am bummed. My outer envelope is so pretty, it’s a french flap with an awesome liner – the problem, they were addressed like a regular envelope. The invitation opens vertically and they are addresses horizontally like you would a regular envelope if that makes sense. When you see the front of the envelope you hold it like a regular envelope but when you turn it over to open you have to rotate it 90 degrees so it opens right. Ugh! I know it’s just an envelope but I am bummed. I know this is slightly irrational but I can’t help it. Does everyone else get upset over things they know they shouldn’t?
I tried to find a bigger pic, but this is not my actual envelope, I just added it to show how a french flap opens.
Post # 3
can you make the picture bigger i cant see it 🙁
Post # 4
She probably just thought that both sets of addresses should go the same way.
I doubt anyone will think anything of it.
Post # 5
This is one of those things that I promise no one will think anything of!
I often think calligraphy looks better the larger it is, so if she had done it the other way, things may have looked cramped. Plus, depending on the envelope size, the USPS actually has limits on how tall an envelope can be and still go for “standard” postage rates. It’s ridiculous, but true. So maybe you saved some postage cash.
Just looking at the bright side 🙂
Post # 6
Thanks ladies, I know I shouldn’t think twice about it and I am probably the only one who will really notice, lol.
Post # 7
i totally don’t blame you for being bummed! i design stationery and invitations, so i’m pretty darn particular about all things paper. after all the years of doing it, though, i understand that it’s super important to give EXACT instructions on what you’d like. what’s obvious to us, is often unknown to others. however, i’m sure the envelopes look fabulous! 🙂 she may have even addressed them that way to give more room for the calligraphy.
Post # 8
@simplified – I am kicking myself for not giving directions, I thought about it but then thought she would see the way the flap opened and know to address them accordingly…well apparently I was wrong, lol. Lesson learned!
Post # 9
Yep, time to move on – let it go.