(Closed) Labels vs. Handwriting – how much time is actually saved?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have terrible handwriting so for me, it wasn’t just about the saved time (but also them looking halfway decent).  I didn’t use labels though – I did an envelope merge and printed the addresses directly on the envelopes in a calligraphy font. 

I do use labels for Christmas cards though – once they’re set up, I save them and reuse the label document each year (adding new names/addresses, deleting old names/addresses as needed).  That saves a TON of time.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

yeah, for me it wasn’t about the time saving it was about looks. i love to do graphic design and wanted labels because i could make them pretty and put some of my fonts to use.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I reuse my Christmas labels each year, just like milesbella I make any additions/subtractions and address updates and then I hit print! Easy peasy!

If I’m feeling really motivated I’ll add a design or tweak the font but most years it’s just update and print!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think it saves a ton of time.  For me, I created my guest list with the thought that I would use it to create labels when the time came.  And actually, I ended up printing right on the envelopes as well.  It took about a second to print out each envelope and would take me at least a minute to write them out otherwise.  Tons of time savings.  Plus, as others mentioned, you can reuse them as necessary.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I really wish that after I took the time to print labels for wedding invites that I had actually saved them!! I could of used them for thank you’s and then at Christmas.

I think the first time doing labels probably doesn’t save time, but if you save them it would be quick to add/delete names and hit print.

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