Tis’ the holiday season (a.k.a.  stationery season)!  That’s right, the holidays and printed correspondence go together like milk and cookies.  So at the top of many merrymakers’ to-do lists is a holiday card. However, if you’re preparing to say ‘I do,’ or you just ‘did,’ your list is likely longer than St. Nick’s!

Fortunately, Fleurish Ink— the paper atelier at La Petite Fleur— kicks its workshop into overdrive beginning in early fall.  Our team of artists and writers has created a custom Just Married and Save the Date 2017 Holiday Card Collection!  Fleurish’s designs do double-duty— heralding both holiday and wedding day wishes from the new (or future) Mr. and Mrs. 

And although Fleurish is bustling with all things wedding at this wonderful time of year, owner Leigh Karsch has pulled together a nice list of tips to help couples avoid holiday post problems:

  • Pinpoint postage.  Applying insufficient postage is a common mistake that many make, particularly during this season.  Many holiday cards are over-sized, and just as many wedding announcements are printed on luxe, extra-thick paper stock.  Odd sizes and heavier weights can tip the postage scale.  Take a few minutes to stop-by your local post office to have your card and envelope weighed. This ‘weigh’ you can be sure your ‘marry-ment’ makes its way into mailboxes (and your day onto calendars)!
  • Check details and check them twice.  Ordering online and in a rush? Don’t hurry through the check-out process, before checking-out all your details.  Have someone else proofread particulars, just to be jolly sure.  The closer you get to December 25th, it’s likely that reprints will take longer to turnaround, and more costly to produce.  
  • The more, the merrier! Be sure to order extras.  Inevitably, you’ll run into address snafus—particularly if envelopes are being hand-lettered or calligraphed.  And then there are always cards you receive from people who were inadvertently left off your mailing list.  A stash of extras will help you quickly reciprocate (recipients will never be the wiser!)

Editor’s Note:  Check out this great guide regarding how to avoid the pitfalls of pluralizing.  It’s a problem that plagues holiday cards every year!