I am so excited about a new gadget I found for addressing envelopes! It’s small, thin, easy to use and makes sending letters and packages a snap. And so neat and professional looking, too!
In an age of computers and email, I love to get real mail from family and friends and I assume that others love to receive actual mail, too! So, when I send a card or gift in the mail I want it to look fun and exciting to open! I’ve told you before how I like to put a stamp (usually a chandelier) on the address label of cards and packages. Since my handwriting leaves a bit to be desired, I usually print out the return address labels on my computer and stamp it before taping it to the package. This tool will eliminate the computer middle man, if you will.
This little tool is called Lettermate. The manufacturer calls it “A handy tool for those of us that have trouble writing in a straight line”. It is a plastic 5″x4″ template with spaced lines that allows you to write on a ruled edge. I bought mine online at http://www.thelettermate.com for $9.95 plus $2.95 shipping for a total of $12.90. I looked on Amazon and it was a bit more. ($13.95 with free shipping but you do get it in 2 days)
I have only used it a few times and I think it will take a bit of practice to really get the hang of it, but so far, I love it! The maker of the tool recommends you use all capital letters at first but I’ve been experimenting (paying bills) with mine. ( I’m sure my energy provider will be super impressed with my letter writing skills.)
I’m thinking how much nicer my Christmas cards will look with this tool. And for those planning a wedding, or writing thank you notes, this would be a great thing to have. It will definitely make my letters more attractive, not to mention legible!
The company recently came out with a 2nd edition with smaller lines and closer together for other options. You can really get creative! I am going to order the new edition as well. So, for more design inspiration visit their website at www.thelettermate.com and check it out! Sincerely, Dell