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create (Mama): frugal envelopes

We'd been out of business-sized envelopes for a couple days before I came up with this frugal option. With a six-month-old, it's helpful anytime I can stay home and create it versus run out and get it (especially in inclement weather).

I'd been saving all those return envelopes from credit card companies, etc. for card-making. I had some labels on hand which provided a quick mask over the return addresses already printed on the envelope and- voila- business envelopes for free. Do business envelopes cost that much in the first place? No, but I think the chance to reuse something is even better than recycling it, and it's pretty swell that it saves us a trip to the store too!

Cassidy Sevier

Cassidy used to teach in the city, now she homeschools three active kids in the woods. She spends her days reading aloud, crafting, getting lost in nature, and refilling her teapot. Her best parenting advice: You should never give kids more water or glitter than you're willing to clean up! Read more about their learning adventures at Freshly


  1. I do this too! I love using them and not putting them in the recycling. Yay!


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