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Your Bar Mitzvah invitation order has arrived and now it’s time to start the process of assembling your invitations and stuffing the envelopes. This process can take some time and you may want to recruit some help.

Here are a few easy guidelines to follow.

The first step you may want to consider is taking a complete invitation ensemble to the Post Office to be weighed and measured. We recommend that all of our customers make a visit to the office for this purpose, just to confirm that the correct postage is applied.

If your Bat Mitzvah invitation has bows or photos that need to be applied, you will want to do that first. If your invitation and enclosure cards require folding, that is the next step.

Now you are ready to stack the items in a particular order. The rule of thumb is to stack the cards in size order. Go ahead a place the invitation on a flat surface, so the writing is face up.

Now it’s time for the enclosures. If you have a reception card, it will go on top of the invitation, face up. The respond card and envelope will go top of the reception card. The respond card should be face up, on top of the respond envelope. The flap of the respond envelope should overlap the respond card.

Any other enclosures, such as direction or accommodation cards will be added to the stack in size order. All items should be neatly stacked at the bottom of the invitation over the wording. If your invitation includes tissues, they should be placed over the copy of each applicable card.

Now your invitation and enclosures are to be inserted into your envelopes. The fold of the invitation should be inserted into the envelope first. The printing on your invitation and enclosure should face the back (open side) of the envelope. If your invitation ensemble includes single envelopes, then you are done. If your invitations include double envelopes, then you will want to proceed to the next step.

Next, the inner envelope is inserted into the outer envelope. The flap of the inner envelope should be facing backwards; the front of the inner envelope should be facing the back flap of the outer envelope.

Remember, if your Bar or Bat Mitzvah invitations include double envelopes, then the outer envelope will have your printed return address. If you ordered envelope liners, then the inner envelope will be lined.

As always, all of us at wish you the best while planning your Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Mazel Tov!

By Michaela
Michaela has been with since 2003, showing off her customer service skills to a variety of stationery consumers.
Michaela is mom to two active pre-teens and spends her free time bike riding, boating, hiking and enjoying family time.


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