ASSEMBLE YOUR INVITATIONS
1. Lay your invitation on a table with printed side facing you. Add small cards on top with printed sides up…largest card on invitation.
The response card is on top. Don’t forget to add a stamp.
● You can put the response card under the flap of the response envelope, printed side up.
● If you have a small response set and a small reception card, you can put them side by side on top of the invitation.
● A third way is to put the response card into it’s envelope and the small reception card under the flap. This little package goes in front of the invitation with the reception card facing up.
If your invitation has an inner envelope, place the invitation and small cards inside, turn the inner envelope around, and place it into the outer addressed envelope. The flap of the inner envelope is facing the back of the outer envelope.
SEALING THE OUTER ENVELOPE:
I use an Elmer’s glue stick to seal my envelopes. Choose an old magazine or newspaper and put your first envelope all the way on one side. Apply glue to the pre-glued edge of the envelope carefully. Close the envelope and place under a dictionary for a few minutes. Once you have a stack of 6-10, remove them and start a new stack under the dictionary. The weight of the dictionary for a few minutes will insure a good seal.
To seal the next envelope, I move it an inch over from where the first was on the magazine so I don’t get any excess glue on it…and after I’ve moved across the magazine, I turn to a new page.
So glue stick, close flap, place under dictionary and start the next one slightly over from the first.
ALWAYS CHECK WEIGHT OF ONE INVITATION AT THE POST OFFICE before buying stamps.
You can ask post office to HAND CANCEL, but invitations usually go downtown anyway and get put through the cancellation machine.