Today is just a quick tip for those who may have many envelopes to seal. I discovered this while preparing for my wedding.
The simple rule is that for every 10 envelopes you have to seal, you increase your chances of a papercut on the tongue by 50%.
The way to get around this is to let someone else do the sealing for you. Or in my case, something else.
I wet a clean kitchen sponge and put it in a bowl. It should be clean, or your envelopes will stink like cleaning agents or have bits of food stuck to it. Ick. The sponge should be pretty wet, or your envelopes won’t seal.
Next, I run the gummed part of the envelope over the wet sponge. It takes a bit of practice, but you can get the right amount of moisture on the envelope. Then press and seal.
Voila! Sealed envelopes, intact tongue.
Photo by tnarik