Make an envelope from a Google Map

August 30 | Guest post by Liz Gubernatis

mapenvelope.com + wax seal 5

Send your invitation wrapped in a map — make a Google map into the envelope. I love the idea of sending a hope-you'll-be-here note with a red dot marking the spot. Want to do this yourself? Easy-peasy, homies — here's how:

How-To:

  1. Go to mapenvelope.com
  2. Print the map on A4.
  3. Maybe close it with your awesome custom wax seal?
    • Hi,
      I'm getting a thin strip of map at the top, what do you do with that?
      Vinita :)

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  1. Am I the only one who always rips envelopes open? Patterned/lined envelops never made sense to me because I never "open" envelopes.

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    • You are definitely not the only one, and I'm glad you pointed this out to me before I ran and did this (because honestly it IS really cool!). My mail tends to look like my dogs got to it when I'm done trying to open it.

      I think I need a letter opener…

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  2. SUCH a good idea!! Looks like they would be too small for my big ol' invites, though. =/ But wait…I could use this for another time!

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  3. You can print them out onto larger paper for larger envelopes, too. :)

    Also, yes – the wax seal idea was to encourage opening more gently. I, too, am a "did the dog open that with his teeth" letter opener, generally.

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  4. This sounds like a great idea, but it's not generating an image for me. What browsers/computers are you successful ladies using?

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  5. Has anyone tried to customize this for 5×7 invitations? I was hoping to profit from someone else's wisdom rather than using up tons of paper in trial and error.

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