There is always one thing that happens right about Thanksgiving that never fails, I am repeatedly asked about my address. Whether it is by phone call, text message, email or social media – someone is always asking for my address for their Holiday cards. I’m sure you have seen at least one person update their Facebook Status with, “If you want a Holiday Card this year, send me your address!” I now have the perfect solution to the mailing address dilemma! White Pages Mailer.
This is one of the most useful tools to create a master list of addresses that has some pretty cool features. First of all, it imports from Facebook! That’s where everyone happens to be, friends, family, neighbors, people you haven’t seen since second grade… they’re all there! All you have to do is approve the WhitePages Mailer app and it will do the rest of the work for you.
Once it imports everyone in your known universe, you can send requests for verification to everyone you are unsure about. It allows you to do this for up to 50 friends at a time.
Alan Smithee is not my friend, but we’re going to use him for an example. First of all, after it imports it gives you the list of everyone that is your friend. If you click their name it will bring up their profile with their address and options to change that friends group, view their info on WhitePages, remove them or the address as a wrong address. It will also show you a map of where they are!
Note: The Friends Groups they are assigned to are for your exported list. This way you can make sure to send only to the people that you want and not have a list of everyone you happened to friend that day.
Once you have verified the addresses of the people you want to mail Holiday Cards to, all you have to do is choose which way you are going to Export your list. This depends on whether or not you are going to write the addresses out long hand or just use address labels. WhitePages Mailer actually exports to Avery Mailing Labels! So you can pick some up on your way out for wrapping paper and already be set to print!
If you aren’t going to use Avery Labels, then you can just export to a regular spreadsheet. It comes up on my computer as Excel and is very neatly done.
You can also add directly from WhitePages, just in case someone hasn’t figured out Facebook yet (like Gramma).
The benefits are obvious. First of all, you can stop bugging people every time there is a holiday, birthday or event; you can verify their address once and you have it stored for everything. You don’t have to worry about putting out status messages for weeks up until the big day or having to call people you don’t really want to talk to, but are required by etiquette law to send a holiday card.
So whether you are that person sending out messages for addresses or are the victim of random address update attacks, this is a time savor. The next time you see that message, just send them this post on how to set up their own WhitePages Mailer!
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I received a thank you gift for this post. All opinions are my own and are not influenced by any form of compensation. (But may be influenced by people bugging me about my address.)