My favorite recent discovery: I’ve had a physical address book for ages, but it’s not actually that useful anymore: most of my friends move every couple of years, there’s no space for birthdays, I forget to take it with me on vacation when I want to send postcards. Plus, so many of my friends have gotten married lately, and it’s not easy to update with spouses’ information, name changes, baby birthdays, etc.
Enter: Postable! It’s a free online address book that’s super easy to use.
You have a custom link that you can email out to friends, and they can enter their address, birthday, significant other’s name and birthday, anniversary, or any other information you’re interested in keeping on hand. Note to recently engaged friends (or anyone who wants to start sending a bunch of mail): you can send one mass email with a unique link and get everyone’s mailing addresses in one fell swoop (including your SO’s people’s info–they can just email out the same link).
A few other things I like: You can also opt to have Postable send you a quick note when you have a birthday or significant event coming up. The address book is easy to search and update (aka no more pages of scratched out names and addresses). There’s also an option where Postable will actually send out cards for you, but I still think the whole joy of snail mail is getting a handwritten note with a pretty stamp! It’s definitely the best solution that I’ve found to keep all of my addresses and key information organized–and in turn, makes it easier and more fun to send more mail!
Any other favorite tips or tools to send more snail mail?
Note: this is totally not sponsored, I just find it really useful and wanted to share!