To hand-address or print address labels? That is the question.

Hand addressing envelopeDo you hand-write the addresses on your Christmas cards, or print them on mailing labels? We thought this was a rather innocuous question, until we brought it up here at Pear Tree and a heated argument ensued.

To our surprise, some team members felt very strongly that using printed address labels instead of addressing Christmas cards by hand was a no-no. “Too commercial. Too impersonal,” they said.

“But wait,” said our product designer, who is very particular about aesthetics. “I don’t like how my handwriting looks. It’s not neat enough. I always do printed labels, and there’s nothing wrong with that.” Others thought the time savings was worth the trade-off and didn’t think twice about using labels. Hmmmm. It seems we have a difference of opinion here.

Maybe you can help settle the argument. Is the convenience of printed labels worth the trade-off in personal attention? Do you think one way or another, for better or worse, about a person who sends a labeled card vs. a handwritten one? We’d love to hear from you!

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Creative organization ideas for back to school

Kids organization ideas for back to school #peartreegreetings #kids #school #labels
Kids heading off to school have lots of stuff. Moms who have kids heading off to school want to make sure they come home with the same stuff. We’re always looking for creative kids organization ideas, and this solution repurposes one of our favorite items, our personalized address labels. These cute little stick-on labels can be personalized in your kids’ choice of colors and designs, printed with either their name or their name and address or phone number, and used for a multitude of kids organization ideas.

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