(Closed) Don’t Want to Hand-Write Addresses on Thank You Cards Envelopes: My options???

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

The easiest thing I think would be to download a “handwriting” font for free from dafont.com or another type of website with free fonts. It looks natural but neater than most people’s handwriting, stays level and is quick! Print directly onto the envelopes (order a few extra–this task may be a little daunting with lining them up at first) and voila, “hand-written” envelopes ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Do you have a printer at a friends house that you can borrow? That’d be the easiest thing to do – print straight off.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

You can print labels off at a friend’s house or at work. Maybe that’s the best option for you. Although I’m sure you’ll find that friends are quite happy to help you out, what about asking a member who was quite key to your wedding? Like your maid of honour and then making it into a girly day. 

Getting rubber stamps or embossers would get really expensive. You would need to get a different one for each address – and when would you use them again? Just trying to be practical ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Honestly… if you could afford $40 for a cheap inkjet, it might be worth it. You’d spend $15-20 on labels anyways, so if you just spent the $40 for a printer and printed directly on the envelopes, you’d have something you could use again anyways… printers are definitely helpful ๐Ÿ™‚

Also, none of your friends would mind you using their printers, I bet, as long as you left extra ink! To me.. that would be such a bonus I would totally offer up a printer!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Depending on where you order your stationery, I think you might be able to have the company do it (like weddingpaperdivas.com), but that would only make sense for invitations, since you have to write the thank you note first. (I think they print out the envelopes, put the cards inside, and then mail them out.)

The other “stamp-like” option would be an old-fashioned typewriter. It’s actually pretty fast to type envelopes on a typewriter, and it gives it an old-fashioned charm. If you don’t have a printer, I am guessing you don’t have a typewriter though.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Also, I believe according to traditional etiquette, it is probably more polite to handwrite the addresses, regardless of your handwriting quality. I know for me, I always prefer a handwritten envelope.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Some of my fave “handwritting” fonts include:

 

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Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Here are a few more.  Most of these I probably got on dafont.com.

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Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I love ‘Bitch Cakes’ font.  Awesome!  Thanks for sharing those.  I too have been wondering how to address my wedding invititations and thank you cards. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Can you sneak some prints on regular paper at work?  I used a handwriting font in Word and laid out 3 addresses on a regular 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet.  Once I had them all printed, I cut each address out and put it inside the envelope, put it on a homemade light box, and then traced the address on the envelope.  My lightbox consists of two stacks of about 5 magazines about 10″ apart with the glass insert from my coffee table on top of them and a punch light in the middle.  Its worked well so far.  My sister was amazed when she saw them because she knows how bad my normal handwriting is!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

As long as your handwriting is legible, I’d do that. I’ve never noticed the handwriting on a thank you note, so I wouldn’t worry about it “looking nice.”

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