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Don't Let Monster Mailings Scare You
The end of the year is creeping up fast, and now's the time to get prepared for the busy mailing season. But have no fear because the end is near! With a little help from Avery, you'll be ready to handle your mailing tasks with ease simply by planning ahead. Here's how to turn your year-end mailings from horrific to terrific in no time:

Plan your mailing project

From your customers and clients to vendors and partners, the end of the year is the perfect time to let people know how much you appreciate them. Here are some ideas of what to send at years' end.

- Holiday greetings
Wish everyone a happy holiday season with a personalized greeting card. Make your greeting cards as unique as your business! Use Avery Greeting Cards to spread the holiday cheer.

- Thank you notes
Let your customers know you appreciate their business by sending a thank you card at the end of the year. You might include a promotional coupon made with an Avery Two-Side Printable Clean Edge Business Card inside as an incentive to encourage them to continue doing business with you. Avery Note Cards are the right cards for the job.

- Year-end promotions
Get the word out about your company's exclusive sales or offers. Avery Postcards can deliver your message effectively and gets people's attention.

- Magnetic messages
With Avery Magnet Sheets, it's easy to make an impression that lasts. Use them to print your business card right onto the sheet, or create a calendar with your company logo. When you give your message a function, people are more likely to hold onto it.

Design your project the easy way

Once you've got an idea of what you're going to mail, Avery offers a variety of easy-to-use tools to help you design and create your project.

An easy first step is to get a free download of the Avery Wizard Software for Microsoft® Office. It's a popular all-around software choice that guides you step by step to creating personalized print projects using your favorite Avery products. Download it for free, and you'll be on your way to creating your own greeting cards, note cards, mailing labels and more—right from your desktop.

Or, you can create your own design by starting with a blank template. The Avery Wizard allows you to insert your own photos or graphics for a completely custom design. A good resource for images is iStockphoto®. This web site offers more than 3 million royalty-free stock photos, illustrations and more. Just do a quick keyword search to find the images you like, then download and use them immediately for a low, one-time cost. Prices start at $1.

Get ready, get set—to mail!

Now that you've got the majority of your printing project done, you're already ahead of the game. Why stop now? All that's left are your mailing labels, and the Avery Wizard Software and Avery Easy Peel Address Labels are your keys to getting them good to go.

Start by creating your company return address labels. Just use the Avery Wizard to find the right template for your labels. Then follow the step by step guide to add your company logo to your address to give it that professional look.

Next, prepare the address labels. Turn to the Avery Wizard to transform your mailing list to address labels in just minutes. With just a few clicks of the mouse you can format your address labels and get ready to print.

Quick tip: To finish your mailing prep in record time, print your labels on Avery Easy Peel Address Labels. The unique Easy Peel® feature exposes the labels' edges for fast and easy peeling.

And don't forget your stamps! Did you know you can print postage right from your computer? Go to avery.com/postage and learn how you can save a trip to the post office by printing postage directly onto specially designed postage labels.

So, put those days of feeling rushed or stressed behind you by getting your year-end mailing ready ahead of time. Being relaxed is simply a better way to enjoy the holiday season. Starting this year, you'll have no fear when the end is near!