Make an envelope from a Google Map

Updated Oct 12 2015
Guest post by Liz Gubernatis + 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:


  1. Go to
  2. Print the map on A4.
  3. Maybe close it with your awesome custom wax seal?

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

    • 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…

  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!

  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.

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

  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.

Join the conversation

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

No-drama comment policy

Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.

Biz owners & wedding bloggers

Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.