I don’t know about you, but there is just something I absolutely LOVE about getting cards and letters in the mail. In today’s fast paced world where you can talk to someone miles away instantly via social media, text message, or even email, we really take communication for granted. I love the Christmas season because my mailbox is always full of cards! Even if it is just a quick store bought card, a homemade version, or maybe a photo card, I love getting that personal little message from someone I don’t see on a regular basis.
As much as I love being the recipient of said cards, I also really enjoy sending them. It’s an opportunity to update friends and family we don’t see or talk to often enough, on what has been going on in the past year. It’s also a time where I can get totally creative on how I address the envelope. Yep, that’s right. For me, it’s not just about sending the card, or letter. It’s the perfect opportunity for me to sharpen up my handwriting skills.
I’m sure if you’ve been looking for ways to address envelopes, you’ve stumbled upon many etsy shops that offer their caligraphy skills to hand address them for you. I know that’s what I always came across anyway. Well, today I’m going to show you how to address envelopes by hand, using PicMonkey. Yes, it does take a little bit more time and effort on your part, but the end result is a beautiful, professional looking, hand addressed envelope.
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How to Address Envelopes by Hand using PicMonkey
So first, let me tell you a little bit about PicMonkey*. It is a FREE photo editing, and designing program that you don’t have to download! If you’ve never used PicMonkey before, be sure to check it out. Right now for the holidays, they are even offering a FREE 30 day trial of their Royale membership. This gives you access to all of their fonts, graphics, and effects!
What you’ll need:
- PicMonkey–free or Royale version
- Printer–ink jet works best for this project, ours is a Brother All in One
- Paper–regular copy paper is fine
- Sharpie pen