I have written many thank you and other handwritten notes. A wonderful habit I learned from my Mom. My mom also likes to put stickers on the envelopes. In the past year or so I have started doing this too. Stickers are not just for kids!
5 reasons to add stickers to your envelopes
1. It is fun.
2. The plain white envelope is boring. Make it less boring with a nice sticker.
3. They add some personality to the envelope.
4. If you add stickers that you know the recipient will like, they add a little bit of joy to the envelope.
5. They mail delivery person may also enjoy them. Think about how much mail they handle each day!
I love cats. The photo below is an actual envelope that my mom gave to me. In this case, the envelope was not mailed which is why only my name appears without my address. My mom knows that I love cats. Her sticker choice put a smile on my face as soon as I saw it. It added a few minutes of joy to my day.
My grandma also liked to use stickers when she was writing notes. She gave up note writing when she turned 100. (as of posting this, she is still living!) She would often use bird or flower stickers. She doesn’t like cats so no cat stickers for her! In this photo, the card was sent to me last spring, around Easter time and she choose to use these nice colored egg stickers.
Where to find stickers
Stickers can be found near the card section in most retail stores. I’ve ordered some from Current as well and of course Amazon sells them. Another place to look is stores that sell scrap booking supplies (such as Hobby Lobby).
I encourage you to add some stickers and see what kind of response you receive. Note, that I only recommend stickers for personal correspondence. Businesses would need to be careful to maintain a professional image making picking appropriate stickers complicated.
Do you like to use stickers on envelopes? What are some of your favorites?