Who doesn’t love receiving things in the mail? Cards, invitations, postcards, letters — you name it and it’s the best. (As long as it’s not a bill, I suppose.) I adore checking my mailbox and seeing what’s new each day. It’s always so special when someone has taken a moment to handwrite something and seal it up for your eyes only. It’s such a nice change of pace to get tactile, tangible mail in this email world.
Kimberly Wilson of the stationery shop August Press feels the same way, and she noticed that her bridal clients did too. They cared deeply about every detail of their invitations, but addressing them all was the most stressful part. She designed an envelope stencil to soothe their woes. The Lettermate helps make addressing envelopes easier and prettier.
The Lettermate is made from translucent plastic. To use it, line it up with one of the sides of your envelope and start writing in the lines. On the bottom is a ruler to help you measure anything. There are also guides to help make centering text easier, or you can justify your lines to the left.
I purchased a Lettermate for myself recently and I have loved using it to address a few thank you notes and birthday cards. As a perfectionist, it sure is nice to have the Lettermate’s guides to help me write in a straight line! It also pushes me to try different lettering styles, whereas I used to default to my messy cursive. The size is perfect — it fits snugly into my stamp box but I can also clip it into my address book when I’m on the go.
Anyone who enjoys writing letters and sending cards as much as I do would enjoy having one of these at their desk! Today, the awesome folks at The Lettermate are giving away one of their awesome stencils to five Feast + West readers. Find out how to enter the giveaway below. Good luck! // susannah
- Enter the giveaway through the Rafflecopter widget below. Everyone gets a free entry! You can enter multiple times, up to 6 additional entries by following Feast + West and The Lettermate on social media. (If you’ve followed in the past, that counts! Just enter the info as prompted.) All entries will be verified. No purchase is necessary to win.
- The giveaway is open until Friday, March 6, 2015 at 10 a.m. EST. Five winners will be chosen at random and emailed within 48 hours. Winners must claim their prize within 48 hours of initial contact. The retail value of the prize is $14.95.
- Open to U.S. residents with a valid shipping address only. Must be 18 years of age as of Feb. 24, 2015.