Here’s the scenario: I was just shy of two weeks away from the baby shower and the invitations have not been mailed. Remember, I’m the procrastinating event planner.
I was getting ready to fly to the west coast from the east coast – far, far away from my mailbox.
I had to order the invitations and seriously considered printing off the guest list and asking my husband to do it for me. My biggest hesitation with this plan was actually not the inconvenience to him, or that he would delay… it’s his handwriting. Not only is it not beautiful like mine (my handwriting is sort of famous in a town in NC. My BFF in high school made me write her long-distance boyfriend a note and a mixed tape, and apparently all of his friends that were girls thought she was cool because of my handwriting. Then she had to come clean that she did not have great handwriting and that the notes had been written by her BFF. Those two did not end up together, but it had nothing to do with my handwriting.) Where was I? Oh, I didn’t want my husband to write the invitations because it would have been embarrassingly obvious that I did not address them.
I did not know about this service until I got myself into this pickle: TinyPrints will mail them for you. I put that statement in bold in case you got bored with my handwriting story and would not miss it (how magnanimous of me!). That’s right: you can upload a spreadsheet or cut-and-paste from whatever document you were sent the guest list, and they will address, stamp and mail the invitations for you. Here’s what they say on their website:
Now you can have Tiny Prints mail your cards, invitations or announcements directly to recipients! Just choose the “Mail for Me” option, tell us who to send them to and we’ll do all the work from there. Not only will you save time, you’ll also save on shipping costs — all you have to do is pay for stamps and envelope printing.
SO EASY! Plus, they create a little evite site for you for guests to RSVP and you can easily email the invitation too. So the invitations were emailed + mailed, and I never had to stamp one single envelope. Voila!
And look, until the end of the month, they are offering a great deal: