Wednesday, December 05, 2012


What a fight!  It was nearly massacred by the time I decided the effort was going nowhere useful.  It was really tiresome trying to get the card into the envelope provided for it. There I was with one yellow envelope that had a tear in it and worse the for wear on its edges.

I was not going to be beaten.  I got out my paper trimmer and carefully took a couple of centimetres off the bottom of the card.  Success!  The card slid in.  Now, what was I to do with the scrappy-looking envelope.  Brainwave.....put the address label over the tear, which was on the upper right, about where you would place a postage stamp.   It did a good cover-up job.  As for the edges,  I think I can kid myself that they will not be noticed; not that much anyway. 

There are ten more envelopes that do not fit the cards. 


Anonymous said...

Extraordinary! An ingenious solution. Worth returning the rest and complaining?

Snowbird said...

What a smashin solution. Last year I had a box of twenty cards that didn't fit their envelopes....It's infuriating as writing the cards is an awful job anyway.xxxxx

ZACL said...

In answer to your question, GillyK, no, it would not be practical to return the cards. The other half in the box, a different size and pattern, are alright. I rationalise the cards are charity cards, though, my sensible side knows it is rather irrational to think that way.

ZACL said...

Oh dear, PP, twenty cards out of sorts! It does sound like a devious gremlin has been busy.


Anonymous said...

How annoying! Flighty xx

ZACL said...

Hi Mr F.

You're right, it was, and is annoying to have ill-fitting envelopes. An additional problem arose with enclosing letters, their width had to be trimmed to fit as well.

Oh well, they're done and dusted now, and all those pesky cards are out of sight.


Jenny said...

A timely reminder that I haven't even thought about starting my Christmas cards yet!

ZACL said...

Hi Jennyta,

If the reminder was good, I am glad of it.

I think, I hope, I have done all that is needed now.