The Lettermate

The Lettermate + Giveaway // Feast + West

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 + Giveaway // Feast + WestThe Lettermate + Giveaway // Feast + West

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.

The Lettermate + Giveaway // Feast + West

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 

Giveaway rules:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Open to U.S. residents with a valid shipping address only. Must be 18 years of age as of Feb. 24, 2015.

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  1. Jennifer says

    What a clever tool! I love mail too – giving & getting. I think this tool would definitely encourage me to send more love in the mail. Thanks for hosting a great giveaway!

  2. Meghan @ Cake 'n' Knife says

    Oh my goodness I need this in my life! I am such a perfectionist and I can never seem to write in a straight line!!

  3. Devra says

    I would use mine to address all the thank you notes that I want to send to all the people who helped us move a couple of weeks ago (I know it’s getting belated, but better late than never, right?).

  4. Stacey Greene says

    I try and write a couple letters every week! This would be so handy in addressing envelopes with a little bit more creativity :]

  5. Laney says

    My best friend from childhood and I still write letters to each other regularly. I also just received a wedding invitation where they clearly used something like this and it was so impressive

  6. Amanda says

    This is by far the coolest stationery item I’ve seen yet. Plus it’s a brilliant idea, finally there’s an item that I can use to write addresses nice and neat. This would be lovely to use when mailing letters and prints to friend and family

  7. Asharae Kroll says

    This is genius. I love doing hand lettering projects! This looks like the perfect tool to get those addressed envelopes looking spiffy!

  8. Morgan Lewis says

    Oh. Em. Geeeee. I need this!!! I would find every excuse in the world to use it. Hello, random I-Miss-You letters, Christmas Cards and birthday wishes!!! <3

  9. Callie says

    I just took a calligraphy class and handwriting workshop!! This would be awesome for addressing all the letters I now want to send! My mom sends me a card a week and it’s about time I start returning the love!

  10. itzia says

    I just addressed an envelope this morning and was hoping that I would write the address straight…. didn’t happen! I’d use this to help me next time.

  11. Linda | Brunch with Joy says this is how they do it 🙂 It’s smart! And I need to this so I can make my card fancier.

  12. Courtney says

    This is the coolest tool! Your letters are so gorgeous. Snail mail will never die as long as letters like these exist.

  13. Ijeoma says


    I am absolutely obsessed with this post. This is something I didn’t even know I need. One of my favorite things to do is send postcards/letters to loved ones! And I like to be creative with my penmanship; this tool will help enhance my lettering! I’m simply in awe looking at the examples you posted. Thank you for sharing!!

  14. Annette says

    This is so perfect for me. I have the worst handwriting that I sometimes can’t read it! I would use this for when I mail cards and notes to friends…it would make my handwriting legible.

  15. Allyssa says

    This is amazing! Such a genius idea! The Lettermate would definitely come in handy when addressing client thank you cards!

  16. Emily - Ember Grey says

    What a cool tool, I didn’t even know these things existed! 🙂 I am a lover of snail-mail so this is my kinda giveaway!

  17. Kathryn says

    I would write awesome letters to Susannah. I wish I had this for my wedding. I used a ruler on over 200 invitations.

  18. Laura says

    What a fantastic little tool. I would use it to send out thank you cards and letters to friends and family and to also use when making cards.

  19. Kelly Brito says

    Beautiful writing in a straight line is something I could only accomplish with the lettermate, I guess. So it would all kinds of awesome to win one! 🙂

  20. Jackie says

    I would use it for addressing envelopes when I write letters to my pen pals. It’s so hard for me to write in a straight line with no lines and I love the envelopes I’ve seen made with this fabulous little tool.

  21. Teri says

    I love this! I would use it for all the invitations and thank you notes I am addressing for my wedding coming up soon!

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