What to Say in Late Wedding Thank Notes

top-view-of-blank-note-envelope-coffee-cup-and-peonies-picture-id692711534You’ve spent the same amount of time thinking about sending out your wedding thank you notes as you have not sending them. And the result? You still haven’t mailed them out. It’s ok, don’t be so hard on yourself. Life gets in the way — we totally get it. Mailing those bad boys out in a timely manner — while important — is tough. The thing is, the folks who spent time, effort and money on gifting you and your new spouse that special wedding gift still deserve a thank you note. Continue reading

Your Ultimate Guide to Wedding Save the Dates

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So you’ve gotten engaged and you’re ready to dive into the world of wedding mail starting with your save the dates. A big congrats is in order! You’re about to embark on one of the most exciting and love-filled times in your life. That’s nothing to sneeze at!

And while it may feel like your head is spinning uncontrollably with questions galore — don’t worry. We got you covered with all the information you’ll ever need to know when it comes to choosing and mailing save the dates.

Let’s get started with your most burning questions.

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Useful Beach Wedding Ideas That Have Us Dreaming of Summer Time

bride-throwing-the-bouquet-at-wedding-picture-id1040949944Looking for the perfect way to host your very own beach wedding? Have you always dreamt of the big day with waves lightly crashing in the distance, warm sand beneath your feet and the love of your life staring deeply into your eyes as your friends and family look lovingly on? Is it summer yet? That sounds absolutely lovely. And while we’re totally on board, we’re here to give you the inside scoop on the nitty gritty details that go along with planning a wedding on the beach. Details to making your wedding day go a whole lot smoother than if you hadn’t considered what hosting a beach wedding actually involves.

Speaking with the experts on the topic, we’ve gathered some useful beach wedding ideas that will help make your dream day — dreamy. Consider this your go-to guide on planning the loveliest beach wedding anyone has ever seen! Continue reading

Winter Party Ideas: How to Throw A Summer-Themed Party During Winter (Because Winter Blues Suck)

two-friends-are-celebrating-carnaval-blue-color-predominant-confettin-picture-id901980716It’s the middle of February and winter has officially made itself comfortable (unlike the people having to weather this weather). Spring is still ages away and summer is nothing, but a very distant dream. Seems like a bleak (and cold) future if you ask us. Winter blues are real and there’s really no denying them. Luckily there are things we can all do to make life suck a bit less during these brutal winter months. And we don’t mean a one way flight to the Bahamas (although if that’s an option you should probably do that).

Basically whatever tricks your mind and body into thinking the sun is shining — do it. Crank up the heat, mix yourself a Piña Colada and put on your favorite summer outfit. Go ahead, pretend it’s summer time. Better yet, invite your friends, your neighbors and really anyone that would stand to benefit from a faux summer day — and throw a summer themed party.

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How to Get Organized To Plan Your Wedding

Wedding planner backgroundGot engaged over the holidays?! A big ole’ congrats is in order! This will hopefully be one of the most exciting times in your life filled with a pouring of love from all sides of your family and friends. It may also feel a bit overwhelming at times so this is where organization comes in to save the day. Getting and staying on top of your organization game will be a key component to rising above the stress and enjoying this wonderful time in your life! Planning a killer wedding that speaks true to you and your partner are as a couple and as individuals coming together requires some next level organizing. Continue reading

Should You Send a Holiday Thank You Card?

The age old question — should you send a thank you card? Better yet, should you send a holiday thank you card? The holidays have come and gone and we’re left standing in the cold holiday-less dust. Winter is still here, but the Christmas tree is not. The remnants of the holidays can still be felt most strongly with the pile of gifts that we were so eager to open just weeks ago. Bringing us back to the question at the heart of this post — should you send a holiday thank you card? And something tells us you probably already know the answer. Sending thank you notes is pretty much always a good idea. If someone did something for you, it never hurts to give them a sincere thank you note. If nothing else, it’ll brighten their day and more than likely surprise them. Thank you cards, however important, are often overlooked and forgotten. If you’re the one who remembers their gesture and actually goes out of your way to give them a holiday thank you card, they’ll no doubt remember that gesture as well. Don’t you want to be remembered? Conception: Christmas. Making Christmas gifts. A man writes a letter Greeting cards to family and friends Continue reading

How to Begin Practicing Gratitude on the Daily in 2019

African american woman wearing yellow sweater at kitchen smiling with hands on chest with closed eyes and grateful gesture on face. Health concept.Happy 2019! We hope your new year has started off swimmingly. If you’re like most people, chances are you’ve set yourself up with some stellar new years resolutions. New goals you wish to accomplish in the new year that will change your life for the better. Hopefully you’re still going strong! If one of your new years resolutions is to lead a happier life than perhaps you’ll want to add gratitude to your daily tasks. No stair master required.

“When you write about how grateful you are to others and how much other people have blessed your life, it might become considerably harder for you to ruminate on your negative experiences.” — Greater Good Science Center by UC Berkeley

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16 Productivity Hacks to Get Shit Done in 2019

Happy new year! 2018 has come and gone and we’ve rung in the new year with all the excitement known to mankind. Sort of. Although we’re sad to see the time fly by so quickly, we’re excited about the prospect of a new beginning! Everyone loves a good starting point and we’ve got the biggest one right at our finger tips. Various New Years Resolutions are currently being tackled all around the country and new goals are being set as we speak. How exciting?!? Many folks love the idea of getting more productive in the new year to get shit done and reach their goals. Who wouldn’t want that? Here at Postable, we’re big fans of productivity and making tasks that were once tiresome, tedious and time consuming — easy as sending an email. Of course, we’re talking about sending really nice snail mail. Our interest in all things efficiency got us to thinking — what other ways can we be more productive? Everyone knows writing to do lists is a must if you’re hoping to accomplish things, but what else can we do to help get shit done? As it so happens, there are several simple productivity hacks we can all incorporate into our new year that will help us accomplish all our goals for 2019.
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8 People to Send Christmas Cards To

Christmas is right around the corner and we’d just like to get a hip hip hooray! We’re excited — can you tell? You’ve probably already been listening to Christmas music and crossing your Christmas shopping list off — one by one. Now it’s time to mail out your Christmas cards! The best part of the holidays, if you ask us. Luckily you don’t have to spend a million hours writing out addresses, stuffing envelopes or waiting at the post office for stamps. Postable will do all of the leg work for you while you sit back and take care of the fun stuff — like choosing this year’s Christmas card.

So, who to send Christmas cards to?

Perhaps you’re updating your Christmas card list this year and not sure who to include. Well, we got you covered. christmas-banner Continue reading

When to Mail Christmas Cards & New Years Cards

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The holiday season is just around the corner. Halloween has come and gone while Thanksgiving is just about to grace us with it’s delicious presence. That means you’re probably starting to wonder when to get your holiday cards out in the mail. When to mail Christmas cards is a good question and one we’re hoping to answer here.

As a rule of thumb, the post office typically takes 3-7 days to deliver domestic mail. Of course, it may take less than 3 days and in some cases it can take longer than 7. It happens. But for the most part, the 3-7 day rule of thumb rings true. That is of course, unless it’s the holidays. December for sure — although this tends to happen during just about any holiday. When more people than usual decide to mail things all at once it tends to slow things down. And while not everyone mails a Mother’s Day card (shame on you), most people do place holiday cards in the mail at about the same time of the year.

You can imagine this kind of mail traffic will cause some delays. And you’d be right. During the holidays — in this case we’re definitely talking about December — the typical mailing time slows down to around 2 weeks. Sure, there’s still a chance it will be less than that but normally from year to year this tends to be the case.

Pro tip: You can schedule all of your cards ahead of time. Set em’ and forget em’. See the easy tutorial here.

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