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Creative Mailing Envelopes for Handwritten Letters

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Today I am sharing a few ways to elevate the lost art of letter writing into a stylish event. 

I love anything that has to do with pretty papers and pens. I am testing out a few new pens and very unique DIY envelopes.

Gift Card Envelope Ideas

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2. Stylish Anthropologie Inspired Sewn Envelopes

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3. Crafty and Easy Embellished Envelopes

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Dress up plain envelopes – The Gift of a Letter

Envelope Templates to Print

Free printable envelope template

Aren’t these envelopes cute?   You can download the templates over at Camille Styles.  All you need is paper and pens and don’t stop at thinking you can only use computer printer paper…

.. why not try making one of these envelopes with scrapbook paper, leftover wall paper, gift wrap, or maps.

The Lettermate

The-Lettermate

Once you have your envelopes made, I have been using this…. Lettermate to address them. I read about it on Pinterest and had to have it. :-)

The Lettermate Envelope lettering template

I have been practicing using it with a set of colorful gel pens.  Seeing all the colors puts a smile on my face. I also bought a white opaque pen to use when addressing dark color envelopes.

The Lettermate makes addressing an envelope in a fancy way… doable for anyone, even if you don’t have pretty handwriting.  I printed out the how-to guide which shows a dozen ways to use the template.

If you still like to send cards and letters through the mail I think you will enjoy making these to send your correspondence in style.

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10 Comments

  1. I’m old enough to have grown up when handwriting/penmanship, or what ever it was called, was taught in schools. I loved it and was always tops in the class. As an adult I took calligraphy classes from a master penman and for years I would address a certain number of a brides wedding invitations as my wedding gift. Painting wasn’t something that interested me so calligraphy took care my artistic urges. I still love anything you can do with different kinds of pens so I’m in heaven when you have new ideas I haven’t tried.

  2. I love looking at all of the school supplies that Walmart has out, too. The pens are always tempting. Papermate Flair is one of my favorite pens for cards & envelopes. Handwriting just seems to look really good when using these. They come in all colors too! The largest set of colors can be found at Office Depot. Your envelopes are beautiful! Love the colors & they are bright & pretty just like your home.

  3. Love these ideas! Now, I need to make a run to Walmart. Have fun at the Haven conference and I cannot wait to see your staircase update. I am absolutely loving your lake house transformation……brings back memories from a few years back when we were updating our house here in Murrells Inlet, SC.

  4. Enjoy your time at Haven! You are the best! Even your letters are extra clever! Really pretty stuff!

  5. Love the fun post today. My handwriting is horrible – that Lettermate is intriguing.
    Love all the fun envelopes.

    Remember the post office charges extra postage on oversized card envelopes. I would check before showing up with a fun stack of envelopes that already have stamps on them. They may not accept.

    I do like the idea of creating a creative envelope for a card you a presenting with a gift or just because:)

    Have fun at Haven!