Vellum envelopes can be for elegant invitations or fancy cards – or just for something FUN! The postal carrier deserves a little smile, too, right? And your recipient will love seeing bright happy color in their mailbox too! I’ve got a few tips to keep in mind when creating a card like this to get some big bang for your efforts!

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Be aware of the size of your handwriting; I didn’t leave myself quite enough here for the size of my Mom’s new address so it was a little squishy! The snail would still be adorable sneaking in from the left side, and the mailbox can peek from the right, to create more room if you need it.

I picked strong, bright colors to make sure the colors really popped. There’s an E87 marker in there that I think snuck in somehow. LOL!

I had a special return-address stamp made for myself a few years ago, a self-inking one.