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Artful Envelopes to Light Up Your Holiday Season

’Tis the season for Christmas cards, holiday party invitations, and thank-you notes. Send them out in style with these hand-lettering tips and tricks from the Martha Stewart American Made Market's most whimsical shop member!

Adding little details to the front of your envelope is an easy way to brighten someone’s day. Here are my tips on how to add playful penmanship to dress up any envelope!

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Photography by: Katelyn Wood

Embellish

Add fun squiggles, shapes, or themed drawings.

Play with Color

Use multiple colors to add a pop to certain parts of an address.

Dare to Be Different!

Play around with different fonts and lettering sizes.

Go Outside the lines

Write in curved shapes or angles to give new dimension.

Add Some Playful Adjectives

Add a fun descriptive line above your receiver’s name. This fun addition is great for special occasion correspondence or everyday mail. Here are some to try:

  • The Bride-to-Be
  • The Birthday Girl
  • The New Hot Mama
  • The Smarty Pants Graduate
  • The Lovely
  • The Amazing
  • The Fabulous
  • The Wonderful
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Photography by: Katelyn Wood

Try Some Extra Special Touches

  • Close off your envelope with colorful washi tape, or use it to create fun shapes and art on the front.
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Create a feeling of royal importance by adding a wax seal.
  • Match your postage to the color of your card or envelope, or by the theme of your letter.

 

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About the Author

Katelyn Wood

Katelyn Wood is the creative force behind the charmingly fun and heartfelt brand of Love. Luck. Kisses & Cake. Her joy for all things vintage, classic, colorful, and cheerful are reflected in her lifestyle blog as well as in her beautiful American-made stationery and paper goods. The perfect combination of drive and domestic charm, Katelyn enjoys creating and curating goods that...

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