Oct 06

How to address an envelope is something that you usually learn in elementary school in the United States, but if you don’t send mail often you can forget.

There are 3 parts to a properly addressed envelope.

  1. the address that the envelope is going to (To address)
  2. the address that the envelope came from (Return address)
  3. the stamp

Here’s how to lay them out on the envelope:

how to address an envelope

1. Put the To Address (where the envelope is going) in the center of the envelope.

2. Put the From Address (the sender… you, I’m guessing) on the top left corner of the envelope. You have an option on the return address to put it on the front, top left corner, or on the back, on the envelope flap. Either way is OK.

3. Put the stamp on the upper right corner of the envelope.Addressing an envelope

When addressing the TO address, use of Mr./Mrs./Ms. is appropriate for an adult You can optionally use the title “Master” for a young boy, “Miss” or “Ms.” for a young girl. Or, for fun, use “Princess” or “Scallywag”.


P.S. Poly Graphics offers printing of your return address on the back flap of  invitations, announcements, and note cards. The font used for your return address matches the font on your invitations.

P.P.S. If postage prices are getting to you, all designs at PolyGraphics.com are available in post card size, which has less expensive postage. Just ask for postcards when you order.

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3 Responses to “How to address an envelope”

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