I recently got this comment from a newsletter subscriber wondering about how to mail bulky handmade cards:
“I send a card each week to my daughter. Some of my cards have taken longer to arrive or required extra postage because of their bulk, and some envelopes have torn as they were sorted/metered.”
I get questions about this problem frequently. Our handmade cards are works of art, and need to be protected in transit, and delivered without delays due to insufficient postage.
In 2015 I set out to research and test several options, and then created two videos with my findings and recommendations.
The videos refer to US Postal Service rules and prices. The first video shows tips for packaging your cards, which will come in handy no matter what country you live in.
Part 2 is specific to the US, and will show you how to figure out the postage you need without going to the Post Office.
Use this link to download the pdf “Sending First Class Mail Without Going to the Post Office.”
I hope these videos and the pdf have given you clear guidelines for how to mail your bulky handmade cards.