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How to assemble invitations for mailing
Start by placing your
invitation face-up in front of you. If you want to use the tissues,
place the tissue over the writing. The tissues are absolutely not
necessary--they were originally packing material used when engraving
inks were oily and wouldn't have dried by the time they were shipped,
so the tissues kept the inks from smudging until they dried. They were
*supposed* to be removed before assembling the invitation for mailing.
However, over time, using the tissues has become "proper," so you're
welcome to use them if you would like. If you have printed your own
invitations on your own printer, you might find that the tissues do
indeed serve a purpose--printer inks often *do* smudge during mailing.
Layer the enclosures on top of the invitation in order
of size, with the largest enclosure nearest the invitations.
Enclosures are placed on the pile writing-side up.
Enclosures with accompanying envelopes (like R.S.V.P. cards) should
be tucked under the flap on the envelope (so the triangle covers
part of the writing on the card) and then placed on the pile with
the partially covered writing on the card face up (and consequently,
the writing on the front of the envelope face down).
If your invitations are the sort that needs to be folded in half to
fit into the envelope, you fold the invitation from top to bottom,
with the writing on the inside. Enclosures go inside this second
fold (the first fold is the one that turns the invitation into a
little "booklet" shape).
Pick up the pile in your right hand. Pick up
the inner envelope in your left hand. Stuff the pile into the
envelope with the first fold of the invitation at the *bottom* of
the inner envelope, and with the writing on the invitation facing
the *back* of the inner envelope
the inner envelope in your right hand and turn it over so the
writing on the inner envelope is facing you. Stuff the inner
envelope into the outer envelope with the bottom of the inner
envelope to the bottom of the outer envelope and the front of the
inner envelope facing the *back* of the outer envelope.
The purpose of this whole
elaborate scheme is to ensure that when your invitees receive the
invitation, they open the outer envelope and immediately encounter the
inner envelope with the writing facing them as they withdraw the inner
envelope. Then, when they flip the inner envelope over and pull out
the invitation itself, the enclosures are on top (so they won't get
lost hidden in a fold somewhere) and the writing on the invitation
will be in the appropriate orientation for them to read without
twisting it about.
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