You’re Engaged! Now It’s Time To Talk Finances

Recently engaged? Congrats! But before walking down the aisle, it’s essential for you and your fiancé to be on the same page when it comes to finances. It can be very easy to get swept up in the fun details of planning a wedding, but there are a number of marriage logistics that are important to discuss, including finances. Weddings are expensive, and might be one of the biggest events you plan together as a couple.Two young business people working on a coffee break.

Not to worry! Earnest, a financial lending company, breaks down the real cost of getting married. Here, they’ve broken down 5 important topics for all newly engaged couples to address — sooner than later. Don’t be blindsided and prepare for how much you’ll be spending! Continue reading

How to Easily Mail Birth Announcements & Other Tips for New Parents

Being a brand new parent is hard work. Sleeping becomes a priceless commodity, daily tasks are no longer looked after and a whole bunch of other things that nobody tells you about. You’ll probably find yourself having to schedule in time for things that typically just happened — eating, for example. Needless to say, mailing out a set of cards to introduce your newest family member — aka the star of your show — takes a back seat to things like showering. At the same time, you want your family and friends to meet the new little human. Birth announcements don’t have to take up all of your very precious time. Being a new parent is hard work. No need to make it even harder. Although we haven’t found any hacks to changing diapers, we do have a pretty neat hack to sending your birth announcements.

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In fact, you could make and send birth announcements in all of 5 minutes. Yes, really really. You don’t have to spend your showering time licking envelopes or writing down mailing addresses that you may not remember (see free address book with easy address collector). You probably don’t have the patience to learn any new programs either. Not to worry… You can spend 5 minutes with Postable’s easy-to-use site to send your beautiful birth announcements and spend the rest your time loving on your little gem (or you know, breathing). Continue reading

Get the Most Out of Wedding Photos: Tips From Wedding Photographers

Your wedding photos will be the greatest souvenir of your life. The decorations will be tossed, the flowers will die and the dress will be stored. But the wedding photos will hold your memories that will last a lifetime. While you’re preparing for the big day, it can be easy to get overwhelmed planning the wedding and forget to think further in detail about your wedding photography. But you don’t want to skim by this important aspect of your wedding day. You may even want to use your engagement photos for your save the dates and your wedding photos for your wedding thank you cards. The wedding photos will be the lasting memories that you’ll look at for years to come and will want to share with your entire family. Not to mention, wedding photography is not a mere drop in the bucket when it comes to your wedding budget so you’ll definitely want to put some thought it prepping for them.

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Expert Opinions: #1 Challenge in Planning a Wedding

Loser drops the wedding cake during the wedding ceremonyIf you’ve ever planned any event whatsoever, you’d know that there are a bunch of moving parts that have to be tamed. When planning a wedding, imagine a million times more moving parts plus the whole getting married part. What we’re trying to say is planning a wedding is no small feat. Everything from creating a guest list, sending out save the dates, picking out a menu and coordinating with all the vendors. There are million things to do. And while Postable can come in real handy when it comes to collecting mailing addresses from your guest list, there are just some tasks even we can’t hack.

Planning a wedding is hard work. Anyone who has taken on this challenge will tell you it’s no walk in the park. But a select few folks out there make wedding planning look easy (it’s not). We wanted to know the number one challenge in planning a wedding directly from the expert source — the wedding planner.

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What Makes This Free Online Address Book So Easy-to-Use

address_book_main_screenThe rumors are true. Postable’s free online address book really is THAT great. In the age of all-things-digital, having an online address book can come in real handy. Think you’ll never need someone’s physical mailing address? Think again. How will you send that personal birthday card or send out those thank you notes for your kid’s latest birthday party. Surely you don’t think sending a quick text message on your mom’s birthday is going to cut it? Or think posting a giant ‘Thank you’ on your relative’s Facebook walls is sufficient? Personal birthday and thank you cards are kind of a must. Sending snail mail is all part of being an adult, but collecting and organizing mailing addresses doesn’t have to suck. On that note, sending snail mail can be as easy as sending an email with Postable. Just pick a card, write your message, choose your recipient from your handy free online address book and click send. Postable does the rest. Yes. It’s that easy. Continue reading

The 5 Minute Holiday Card (Because Who’s Got Time For That?)

You’ve heard the rumors and now you’re here wondering if they could possibly be true. Yes. You can take care of your holiday cards in all of 5 minutes. The 5 minute holiday card is not an urban legend! And don’t worry, you don’t have to sacrifice quality for sake of ease. 

But how?!?

Postable. That’s how. 

The process couldn’t be easier. First you’ll import a spreadsheet filled with your contact’s mailing information. Then you’ll choose and customize the holiday card that really tickles your fancy. Finally, you’ll select your recipients and checkout. That’s it! 

Mind blown yet? 

Checkout Postable’s bewitching collection of holiday cards here.

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5 Reasons to Schedule Your Holiday Cards Right Now

You may not be thinking about holiday cards just yet. October is still chugging along and Halloween is just around the corner. Who wants to think about holiday cards

Well, we’re the kind to think ahead and the idea of dealing with holiday cards *during* the holiday rush gives us the willies. There are about a million other things we’ll want to be doing during the festivities. Why bother with holiday cards then when you can take care of them now without sacrificing quality? You can literally schedule your holiday cards in like 5 minutes without even leaving your couch. (How to schedule your holiday cards <—)e2

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How to Order a Box of Holiday Cards

If you’re one of those people who’d prefer to go to the post office to send out your holiday cards from your own town, you’re probably going to want to order a box of holidays instead of having Postable mail them for you. Getting a head start is a good idea. This way you’ll avoid the holiday rush delivery times and your box of holiday cards will be waiting for you when you’re ready to mail them out.HP11see_button-1

And remember… Even if you’d like the box of cards, you can still choose to get them pre-stamped and/or pre-addressed for you. If you’re not sure how to order your box of holiday cards here is a nifty little tutorial! Continue reading