While I can understand people wanting to use printed address labels, I think the excuse of it not being legible is kind of lame. People write letters every day and hand address them. Are we becoming such a virtual world that no one can write anymore?
It's not the easiest thing for me either to hand address my envelopes, but I figure if my list is so big that I need labels then it needs to be pared down because I am just not that close to that many people.
If you do a few cards at a time over 2 or 3 weeks, it shouldn't be very hard to address 15-20 cards legibly.
I wonder if others like me kind of wonder about sending a card in return when the card sent is kind of impersonal. So much of the mail that I get has my name computer printed (because it is bills or junk) that is truly is a treat to get something hand-written. There are exceptions, but when I see my name and address hand-written, I know it is personally for me! And that is fun!
I just wonder what the point is if it is just to buy the cards, print the labels, stuff the Christmas letter in there, scratch a sig and send it off. Seems like it would be better not to bother at all.
At the very least, use some creativity in creating the labels so that they look festive; not the same thing you use to send out bills. Different colors, fonts or even a sticker or two makes it a more personal experience especially if you have trouble writing.
It's been so long since I have had to write by hand a lot that I am concerned that I will flub most of my envelopes. I used to have clear crisp writing--this is going to take some effort.
Maybe I'll buy some stickers!