5 Reasons to Add Stickers to Your Envelopes

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.

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!

Stickers on Envelopes Examples

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.

Cat Stickers

My grandma also liked to use stickers when she was writing notes. She gave up note writing when she turned 100.

She would often use bird or flower stickers. She didn’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 chose to use these nice colored egg stickers.

Envelope from Grandma with egg stickers
Envelope from Grandma with egg stickers

Stickers on envelope tips

You may be wondering if you can put stickers on envelopes that will be mailed. My family has added stickers to envelopes for many years.

The United States Post office is okay with colored envelopes (with a few guidelines), so stickers should be fine too!

Here are some tips to remember:

  • Use flat stickers. The stickers should not be puffy to avoid any risk of causing a problems with the postal scanning machines.
  • Make sure the stickers are not too close to areas for the address and return address.
  • Don’t put a sticker where the stamp goes.

Where to find stickers

Stickers can be found near the card section in most retail stores. Another place to look is at stores that sell scrapbooking supplies (such as Hobby Lobby).

Sites like Redbubble (affiliate link) offer stickers made by artists. You may be able to find a sticker that represents you or something you like a lot (ex. cats for me).

I encourage you to add some stickers and see what kind of response you receive.

Businesses should maintain a professional image and choose appropriate stickers. Plain “Thank You” stickers are likely safe.

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About The Author
Heidi has been writing thank you notes for more than 30 years and is the author of A Modern Guide to Writing Thank-You Notes. Her goal is to help people write better thank-you notes by providing tips and examples.

9 thoughts on “5 Reasons to Add Stickers to Your Envelopes”

  1. So sweet! I love the kitty stickers, and I love that your grandma wrote notes. I treasure the letters I have from my grandparents. I completely forgot about “Current”! I’ll have to go check them out. Thanks!

    I did a post on making stickers for envelopes, if you have any interest in seeing it. I linked to it in the “website” text box of this comment form.

  2. Yes, I have been a sticker girl for along time.
    They a little class to mail that isn’t for business purposes.
    Hobby Lobby also has lots of stickers. Good time to buy is when they are 40%off.

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