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We should all be givers. By that I mean donate to organizations. It does not have to be hundreds of dollars; $5.00 several times a year helps.
Last year, I donated to the March of Dimes and Veterans, what I could. They have sent me hundreds of labels and calendars. We have labels running out everywhere. So you are helping an organization by giving some money when you can and they are giving you something back in return. Any little bit helps to them. I probably have enough labels to last 10 years and I am serious!
By Chris from Locust Fork, AL
When you get a letter in the mail, neatly cut off your name and address and you have free address labels.
By Tracy C. from Brockville, Ontario
I receive more address labels than I can possibly use from a variety of charities. If you donate by mail, you will likely be inundated with requests, many of which will contain a free gift of labels.
Alternately, if I do choose to purchase some, I do so from a charity that uses this as a fundraiser.
By Louise from Nipawin, SK
When mailing items, if you're using plain white address labels, you can stick onto either side of the address label your own choice of small or tiny decorative stickers. Each time you mail, your address labels can be different, instead of ordering the address labels with the same design on them all.
By Terri H. from NV
To avoid having to buy those adhesive shipping labels from the store try recycling old index cards or any other type of paper to put addresses on boxes you are mailing. You can use blank index cards or blank paper, write the return address on one piece or at the top of the card/paper and then the shipping address on the other piece or lower part of the card/paper. If I do that, I usually write "To:" and "From:" in front of the address to make it clear which is which.
Then use wide clear packing tape to attach the "label" to the box with the shipping address towards the middle of the top of the box or the one piece paper/card in the middle of the top of the box. I use two pieces of tape as one piece usually isn't enough to completely cover the label. It works best to completely cover the address label with tape so it doesn't come off in the shipping process. Just don't cover the entire top of the box in tape as the post office can't put its postage stickers or any other markings over the tape, just a small piece or two that just covers the label with about a 1/4 inch overlap will work.
I have not had to buy self-stick labels since I've been doing this and have never had any problems with the labels coming off in shipping. It also helps, just in case, to put a paper or card inside the package on top of whatever is in the box so that if the label should come off the post office can look for an address in the box.