Re-labeling Tithing Envelopes

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ffrsqpilot
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Re-labeling Tithing Envelopes

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In our stake, and in other stakes in which I have lived, it was a policy that whenever a Bishop (or Branch President) was called that you always ordered new tithing envelopes. For a short while it was okay to use the old tithing envelopes with a label pasted over the old Bishop/Branch President name and address until the new envelopes arrived and then dispose of the old envelopes. In other words, it was a policy not to use the old envelopes except for necessity right after the leadership change.

Thus the question...is there a policy written somewhere or is this just a common practice that most/some units have adhered to? I know that in other stakes in which I have lived I have heard this policy but can't find anywhere where it is written. I called the MLS help line and the folks in the finance section said they never heard of such a policy....

Any ideas or is this just a figment of our stakes imagination? :confused:
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A previous version of the Church Stationery Order Form had some sort of wording on it to the effect of "destroy all old donation envelopes", but I don't see any such wording on the current form. The wording was linked to a space where you could order labels that were specifically for the #10 envelopes only. I guess they didn't want to have to print more labels than necessary. Now you can't even order labels from Printing Services, as I suppose it's just as easy to print your own.

Our recently-released bishop (of only a year and a half) was called into the stake presidency. I've got a case and a half of donation envelopes I don't really wish to throw away. Instead of wasting time and effort relabeling them, I took a few minutes to create a template that printed a black box over the old bishop's name and address and printed the new one to the right of the blacked out name. Works like a charm for us!
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Pilotfly wrote:I called the MLS help line and the folks in the finance section said they never heard of such a policy....
There's your answer. If clerk support has never heard of it, then it is local policy/culture.

As an aside, I've never heard of this policy and have helped several of my wards create labels so they can use the former bishop's envelopes.
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With the economies of volume that the church achieves printing so many envelopes, I would not be surprised if it was as cheap or cheaper to print new envelopes compared to purchasing, laser printing, and applying labels. A side benefit to printing your own labels is that you avoid getting even more extra receipts--they always send way more receipts than envelopes and we have tons extra.
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pburt wrote:With the economies of volume that the church achieves printing so many envelopes, I would not be surprised if it was as cheap or cheaper to print new envelopes compared to purchasing, laser printing, and applying labels. A side benefit to printing your own labels is that you avoid getting even more extra receipts--they always send way more receipts than envelopes and we have tons extra.
I've not experienced this. I've always been within 2 or 3 slips of the total number of envelopes. Then again, I take all the envelopes home and stuff them with tithing slips before putting them out. It looks nicer on display and nearly ensures the one-to-one relationship of labels to envelopes.
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