How to make a self-addressed envelope

Written by cynthia measom
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How to make a self-addressed envelope
(envelope image by Peter Baxter from

Self-addressed envelopes are a courtesy you can provide when you make a request to have something mailed back to you, such as an autograph, brochure, or application. If you address the envelope properly and affix the required postage, all the person needs to do is insert whatever needs to be mailed to you in the envelope, seal it and drop it in the nearest mail slot.

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Things you need

  • Envelope
  • Pen
  • Postage

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  1. 1

    Choose an envelope that will fit inside your mailing envelope (if mailing) and will also be large enough for whatever will be mailed back to you.

  2. 2

    Write your name and complete mailing address as the recipient, as well as the return address, unless another return address has been specified.

  3. 3

    Affix the proper amount of postage to the envelope, if required.

Tips and warnings

  • SASE stands for self-addressed stamped envelope.

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