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3 tips for styling an envelope

February 4, 2016

Aside from Christmas cards, Valentines are some of my favorite pieces of mail to send and receive — and dressing up an envelope is one of my favorite things to do! Today, I’m sharing three tips I try to follow when styling an envelope — and three different envelopes all styled a little differently.

1. The bigger, the better!
I try to take up as much space on the envelope as I can. This not only sets it apart from the typical bills and junk mail we’re used to receiving, but it helps the postman read the name and address a little more easily — because let’s face it, they can’t be too thrilled about the unusual styling of envelopes I tend to send through the mail. Oops!
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2. Balance is key.
If I do something unusual on top, I try to somehow mirror the bottomΒ line with the top in either size or length. In this example, I made a little “Please Deliver To” banner at the top, so I jazzed up the zip code a little to add some length to the bottom. I typically write the street address, city, and state in a block print, so the name and the zip code are where I have a chance to get creative!
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3. Dress it up with some accessories.
When it comes to snail mail, washi tape is my accessory of choice! I typically use it to tape the back flap down, but don’t be afraid to add some to the front of your envelope, too!
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So there you have it! Do you have any different ways you like to style your envelopes? I’d love to hear!

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3 Comments

  • Reply Melissa Richardson February 5, 2016 at 12:36 am

    Good luck on your new adventure!!!!! Your handwriting is BEEEEEEEautiful! I look forward to more of your posts:-)

    • Reply admin February 9, 2016 at 7:21 pm

      That’s so sweet of you to say!! Thanks for reading! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Jordon February 5, 2016 at 3:33 am

    So cute! Truman is a lucky pup this Valentine’s Day! ❀️

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