(Closed) Poll: Is using a clear label to address STD tacky?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Clear label or handwrite postcard?
    Let the printer do the work: Clear Label : (49 votes)
    82 %
    Postcards should be personal: Handwrite : (11 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    658 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    A friend of mine is getting married next year and did exactly that. They looked fine. Don’t subject people to your bad handwriting Tongue Out

    (I also used clear address labels but mine were envelopes)

    Post # 4
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    14495 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I printed them right on the postcards, MS gives you the option to include the bar code in the address so I suggest you add that in or you will end up with a sticker on the postcard.  Also, take them in and get them hand cancelled or the machines might not notice the barcode.   Just some hopefully helpfull FYI.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1613 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Well, I actually did this for our actual invites, so….NOPE 🙂

    Post # 6
    Member
    78 posts
    Worker bee

    My handwriting is horrible too!  Use the labels, but I’d sign the cards.  Maybe a “hope you can make it, Love X”

    Post # 7
    Member
    2750 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I fed my envelopes through my printer~

    Post # 8
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    455 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I used labels for our STD postcards.  But, I am currently doing my own calligraphy on the invitations.  I tend to believe that invites should be handwritten unless they are super modern with one of those cool labels that go around the side of the envelope. I’m using the lightbox technique for my calligraphy as suggested by some other bees and it’s turning out beautifully.  Just very time consuming!

    Here’s a picture of my STD postcard.  I love the label because it really unifies both the left side and right side of the postcard backing.

    And, a pic of my calligraphy (computer sample on top) for the invitations just because I loooove it!  This was actually my very first attempt… so the addresses I’ve done since this one are much better. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    1917 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I don’t think it’s tacky, but I think it does look better when it is handwritten.  The only exception are those cute wraparound labels.

    Post # 11
    Hostess
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    A third option is to do a mail merge and print the names and addresses from your computer straight onto the postcard. I did this. Picked a calligraphy-type font, printed it on the envelope of our save-the-date, and many people thought it was real calligraphy!

    Post # 12
    Member
    7693 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    My vote is for doing the clear stickers and using a calligraphy style font  🙂

    Post # 13
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    424 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Muckenthaler Cultural Center

    I’m getting married in OC about a week before you! We’re also doing postcard Save the Dates and we printed the addresses on clear stickers- they look great!

    Post # 14
    Member
    5668 posts
    Bee Keeper

    For postcards not in an envelope I’d handwrite. I think they could look a little bit like junkmail with the label. I don’t think anyone would mistake them for junkmail (there was a thread about this happening with an invitation, yikes!) but I also wouldn’t want my Save-The-Date Cards conjuring the thought of junkmail.

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