How to Guide: How to Decorate an Envelope

Stamping a monogram or return address is one of the most popular uses for a rubber stamp. They make it more efficient when dealing with thank you notes, invites, and other mail. These stamps are also a popular and low-cost way to decorate envelopes for wedding invitations, holiday cards, and everyday mail.

Here are some tips on how you can decorate an envelope with a rubber stamp.

How Do You Decorate an Envelope?

You can use a custom monogram stamp to add a distinctive, personal touch to your envelopes. These stamps can be customized with personal information like your initials and name. Some options even allow you to add flair with a small image or design. This monogram can then be used to decorate the flap of your envelope.

You can also design a custom address stamp to quickly and efficiently add your return address to documents and envelopes. They are available in a variety of fonts and designs, and many monogram stamps can incorporate an address, too.

With our custom stamp design tools, you can add artwork, choose sizes, and pick fonts to create nearly anything you want. Our style options make it easy to have different designs for each occasion or add a nice personal touch to your envelopes. You can build a custom design from scratch or use one of our pre-built templates to get a good starting point.

How to Stamp an Envelope

  1. To make a crisp, clear impression, always stamp on a smooth, flat surface. If you’re stamping an envelope flap, spread the flap out on the table.
  2. Do not try to stamp the envelope with a letter already inside, since cards or letters in the envelope will make the surface uneven.
  3. If using a wood handle stamp, start by making a slight rocking motion across your ink pad to pick up the ink. You may need to do this more than once to make sure the stamp is thoroughly covered in ink.
  4. For successful stamping, line up your stamp where you want to make your impression, and press down evenly.

Where to Put the Address Rubber Stamp on an Envelope

The return address goes on the top left corner of the envelope.

Where to Buy an Address Stamp

You can easily create and purchase a custom address stamp online using our custom stamp design tool. The tool gives you the option to upload your own design or select from clipart. You can then pick your text and font, choose the positioning of your design, and decide on whether or not you want a border. From there you’ll be able to preview the final product and choose from one of three stamp bodies — classic wood handle, self-inking, or pre-inked.

Once you enter your desired dimensions, our stamp design tool will automatically select the correct size for your stamp design. Most stamps ship in one business day!

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