Post # 1
I have these lovely bright blue envelopes for our invitations. My hope was the just print the address directly onto the envelope, but I’m concerned that there won’t be enough contrast for the USPS image recognition. Anyone else deal with this issue?
My other options if printing doesn’t work out:
-Wrap around labels
-Writing by hand with a light colored pen (this sounds not fun)
-Hiring a calligrapher (not in the budget)
-Something else I haven’t thought of?
Post # 3
I’d recommend making a sample (maybe with your address) and taking it to the PO to ask and then send one it to yourself just to be sure.
Post # 4
I saw a blog once (I can’t seem to find it right now) and she printed the envelopes on her printer in an ink color close to the envelope color, and then traced the letters with a white pen. It looked like she hand wrote the calligraphy on them. I wish I could find it to show you, i wonder if some of the other bees have seen it or something similar and maybe one of them can post the link? Anyway, that may be an option for you. GL.
Post # 5
Here’s the blog Luvbug mentioned: http://withthisringwedding.blogspot.com/2008/11/calligraphy-101.html
I had black envelopes and just used a white adhesive mailing label and stamped a flower on it.
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Post # 7
Thanks for all the ideas! I went to the PO an hour ago and sent one off to ourselves, which was a great suggestion. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it will get here, so all the mail merge work I did won’t go to waste! 🙂