Found: Airmail Envelopes

These images by Johnny Miller were a part of a feature in Martha Stewart Weddings. It got me thinking about those vintage-looking airmail envelopes. Actually, it got me thinking about the “envelopes with red stripes on the edges” but google couldn’t make heads or tails of that search query. My digging uncovered the term “airmail envelope” and I was so proud of myself and my discovery (which MANY of you are likely to taunt me for my naivete) that I felt an obligation to share the goods with you.

It turns out airmail envelopes are easy to find, cheap, and – well, we already knew this – super cute. So if you are doing some sort of DIY stationery situation for some sort of wedding-ish event, airmail envelopes could be a REALLY fun little addition. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, the pic above is actually a regular enveloped lined with paper reminiscent of the airmail envelope. Here’s a picture of an actual airmail envelope (which I think are even better):

So yes, you can search for expensive vintage versions, or you can DIY your fingers to death by printing out and folding one of the downloadable versions I found floating around, or your stationery can design custom ones for you ($$$). OR, you can go to Amazon, and get 40 new ones for the fabulous price of $2.82. DEAL.

Just be sure to search for: “Airmail Envelope” not “Vintagey looking red and white stripes envelope”. Nothing good will come of the latter.

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2 responses to “Found: Airmail Envelopes

  1. Aimee

    Such a cute idea! I actually received a letter in one of these envelopes from a friend in Belize and I loved it because it wasn’t the plain white envelope.

  2. I found a bunch of vintage Air Mail envelopes in different sizes and colours in an old box at my family home and have been pondering all the possibilities myself … I love the use of postage stamps in the first pic…

    If you liked the Martha Stewart ones you will LOVE these. I feel like I’m holding onto a collection of Picasso drawings they’re so wonderful.

    http://luckyno9.co.za/blog/2010/06/the-mile-high-club/

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