Placing a card in an envelope

I find it difficult to do the right thing in life most of the time, so I am rarely apologetic when I find a proper way to do the little things.

I discovered the correct way to place cards into envelopes about ten years ago. With the Christmas season truly upon us, it seems fitting to share this with my readers now.

If the spine of the card is facing out, there is a risk of slicing the card with your letter opener. See photo below.

Risk of slicing the the card with a letter opener.

Risk of slicing the the card with a letter opener.

If the front of the card is facing the opening, there’s a chance of gluing the envelope flap onto the card, thus damaging the design of the card.

Inadvertently damaging this beautiful card would be ghastly.

Inadvertently damaging this beautiful card would be ghastly.

The best way to place a card in an envelope: spine down, back showing.

The best way to place a card in an envelope: spine down, back showing.

With this in mind, the best way to place cards in their envelopes is with the spine down and the back showing.

The recipient will also get the added surprise of turning the card over to reveal the beautiful design.

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2 thoughts on “Placing a card in an envelope

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