These days, envelopes don’t see a lot of action. While some of us still have pen pals or send bill payments via snail mail, the majority of communication and transactions take place on the Internet. Despite these advances in technology, envelopes are still commonly sold in boxes of at least 500. In the digital age, that’s more than enough to last you several lifetimes. What to do with all the extras?
With Christmas coming, you can make good use of your extra envelopes by turning them into stylish gift bags. All it takes are some stamps, a pair of scissors and a little creativity. While these don’t work well for larger items, they are perfect for gift cards, treat bags and favors for your kids to hand out at school. Best of all? They’ll only cost you a few pennies. During a month that puts a lot stress on your bank account, that’s something to celebrate!