Monday, December 19, 2011

Holiday Mailing

We're getting down to the wire...

Holiday wishes from friends and family warm the heart, but getting your own holiday mail on its way may be another story. I have some tips to help you out.

1. If you're using some Christmas cards that you bought last year and the summer humidity has the envelopes already sealed, you can put them in the freezer for a couple of hours. This will loosen the glue so that you can open the envelopes easily. You could also try putting the envelopes in the microwave for thirty seconds. This will have the same effect.

2. If you have a problem getting those envelopes to seal back up again, try a little clear nail polish on the flap.

3. When you mail your packages, you won't smear your labels if you roll them into place with a pencil rather than pressing them on with your fingers.

4. When your labels are in place, you can seal the ink by spraying some hair spray over the label. Or, when the ink has dried, you can rub it with a white candle stub to seal it against wet weather.

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