Reusing Envelopes from Christmas Cards

If you have been lucky enough to receive those beautiful Christmas cards, don't be so quick to throw away the envelopes. In my life the number of cards I receive varies from year to year, as well as how many cards I mail. I have noticed because of the economy, and the price of stamps, many are not doing cards like in previous years. The ones you do receive can save you in days to come.


Cards come in lots of different sizes whether we pick them up at the drug store, the dollar store or post office. It is very noticeable the paper on these has gotten thinner to save money in production. The more expensive ones are thicker. Before I throw away the envelopes from the cards I look see if I can remove the return address, if they use the self adhesive ones or if I can cover it my own.

Same thing with where your address is written, it usually can easily be covered and readdressed. Not every card will arrive in a reusable envelope however, but most do. They take up little room to keep, but saves so much money when you reuse them.

I keep mine in a file with the rest of my mailing items. I keep a glue stick (can use tape) with my stamps and other legal envelopes. Don't throw away any unused cards you may have, Christmas will be here same time next year.


Source: I didn't have a nice envelope. Now I recycle everything. It's what is inside that matters; colored ones makes letters and notes feel special.

By Luana M. from San Diego, CA

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