How to seal envelopes without licking
I'm sending out Christmas cards and I have to seal about 100 envelopes. However, I can't stand the taste of the part of the envelope meant to be licked. Last year I used tape to seal each envelope but that took too long.
Is there any easy way I can seal the envelopes quickly without licking it?
The best alternative I found to licking was using a damp sponge. Simply tap the sticky part of the envelope on the wet sponge a few times and there you go.
Lacking a sponge, anything like a washcloth, towel or paper towel will also work.
This is what the post office do (at least here in the UK). The workers have pots with what is effectively a wetted sponge-like material that they press stamps on to wet them (when they're not using sticky-back stamps, which are getting more and more common).
Even better if you have a small foam paintbrush, you can just "paint" a bit of water on the envelope.