Post # 1
So I have pretty bad handwriting. While I would be able to tackle handwriting 100 save the dates postcards, I know the writing wont look that great and I am worried of messing up. Each mess up could cost us $1.50! Do you think typing out the addresses and then printing on clear sticky label is tacky? I know envelopes with labels look fine, but not sure about postcards. Should I hand write them?
Post # 3
A friend of mine is getting married next year and did exactly that. They looked fine. Don’t subject people to your bad handwriting
(I also used clear address labels but mine were envelopes)
Post # 4
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
Well, I actually did this for our actual invites, so….NOPE 🙂
Post # 6
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
I fed my envelopes through my printer~
Post # 8
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 # 9
Thanks for the input everyone…labels it is!
@ amw511s: Your calligraphy looks great! I’m sure everyone will appreciate what a labor of love it was.
Post # 10
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
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
My vote is for doing the clear stickers and using a calligraphy style font 🙂
Post # 13
- 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
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.