Monday, November 14, 2011

{12 Weeks of Christmas}: Week 4 -- Mise en Place: Supply Check

Hello, Studio Visitors!  Welcome to another installment of my {12 Weeks of Christmas} series.  In this post, we're going to talk about more Mise en Place (loosely, "everything in its place").  This time, it's a reminder to make sure you have all of the envelopes, stamps and address labels that you will need.  Even though your Christmas cards and "Thank You" notes probably aren't finished yet, you can spend a little time prepping the envelopes now to make your life easier later.

The United States Postal Service will send you your postage stamps if you would rather not wait in line at the post office.  Simply shop online here in the Postal Store.  Purchase your stamps and they come to your door!

Now is also a good time to run your address labels.  If you're like me, I'd rather take the time to write a personal message to my recipients, rather than hand-write their addresses on the envelopes, so I use my computer to print out address labels.

I also create my own "personalized" return address labels by using the itty bitty ones (specifically called "return address labels") with my computer and stamp a small coordinating image in a light color over the return address.  It ties in nicely with what I'm stamping on the card (and envelope, if I have time), so it's a lovely presentation.

Hope these tips help you to prepare your holiday greetings so that stress is low and "Fa-la-la-la-la" is high (I just sang that to myself to be sure I got it right).

Thanks for your visit!  Hope to see you back soon!  Please drop me a comment and let me know you were here!

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