The return address should be written on the back flap of your invitation envelope and on the front of your answer envelopes. Formally, the return address should be handwritten, however it is now allowed to print it, use a mailing label, or use a return address stamp.
An address is considered "handwritten" if it is written by someone who is not an employee of the company. If you do not want to specify who will write the address, you can leave this part of the invitation blank. Otherwise, you can choose either a personal or a professional addresser.
In addition to the address, there are other details that should be included on your invitations. These include:
The date when you want to meet up with your guests - make sure this is clear as many people these days send out meeting reminders called "SMS messages" or "text messages". These can be very useful for keeping your friends updated on what time they should arrive at the venue!
The time when you want to meet up with your guests - again, it's important that this is stated clearly on the invitation so there are no surprises when they show up!
Where the event is taking place - you should mention the city and the country where the event is being held.
The back of the invitation envelope has our return address. Mine was located on the rear flap. I just shipped them out last week, and there hasn't been any trouble thus far. Several folks contacted me to say they had received them. You voted in favor of it. We'll send them out in the fall.
Similarly, when a visitor mails back an RSVP, they will utilize the address that is already typed or printed on the front of your answer envelopes. Where should you write your return address?
If you have questions about how to send out invitations or respond to them, please refer to our CaféPress WIC Guide.
In the upper left-hand corner of the envelope, write the return address. Some forms of mail, such as letters, require a proper return address. For these types of mail, you should include your full name and address for verification purposes.
If you are sending multiple letters or packages with only one return address, list each letter or package separately. Do not use generic terms such as "Corporate Headquarters" or "The Company Name", as this does not verify that all letters go to the same location. List the city and state specifically for each letter you send.
Return addresses are also necessary for items being returned to a store or company service center. These items can then be routed to the correct location.
Items not requiring a return address contain a postmark with the word "PERSONAL" written on it. This means they can be sent to any address - including one that may not have writing on it!
Mail for businesses and organizations goes into a general mailbox or box provided by the postal service for business mail. The postal service takes care of delivering your mail to the appropriate destination. You do not need to do anything special to have your mail delivered to this location.
In the upper left-hand corner of the envelope, write the return address. The mailing address should be written as follows:
The inner address, like the header, includes the recipient's street, city, state, and zip code, which should be placed underneath the name of the business or organization to whom the letter is sent.
On the flap, write the return address. The return address is usually included in the upper left-hand corner on the back of the envelope with most cards and letters. The return address, on the other hand, is placed on the envelope's flap for graduation announcements and other official mailings. It can also be found on the face of an unaddressed envelope.
The person receiving your graduation announcement should be able to see the return address so they know where to send any replies or further correspondence.
The recipient's address is the address to whom you are sending the letter. Both your address and the return address should be written on the same side of the envelope, parallel to the longest side. Stamps or postage should be placed in the upper right-hand corner of your envelope.
If you do not have a printer, you can simply write out your address by hand and then print off a copy to use as an envelope template. This will allow you to send letters from one address to another without having to retype the information.
An address list is also useful for people who share their mailing address with many others (such as mail order companies). Address lists are easy to make using Microsoft Word's "List" feature. You can search through thousands of addresses quickly by using the Search box at the top left corner of the screen. When you find the address you're looking for, click its entry; then click the down arrow next to Where it says On the list. From here, you can select either Print or Email the list. Pressing Enter will print the selected address list or send an email message containing the list.
Once you've finished writing the letter on your computer, print it on the paper you've been given. You may write straight on the paper if you're using a pen. The postal address should be in the center of the envelope's closed side. The return address should be in the upper left corner. Postage information will be placed in the upper right corner. All addresses should be written in full, including names and postcodes for delivery purposes.
If you don't have time to write out the address completely, an autocomplete feature on most word processors will help. Just type a short phrase like "John Doe 123 Anywhere" and the software will fill in the rest of the address for you.
It is also acceptable to print off a pre-made form with the address already filled in by the postal service or shipping company. These forms are available online and from postal services all over the world. They can make sending letters much easier for people who have no time to write out their own addresses.
The best place to put your return address is in the upper left hand corner of the envelope. This will ensure that your letter gets returned to you if necessary. If you put the address on the front of the envelope, some people will try to send private emails to your address instead. They believe that if they get a response it means their letter reached its destination and there was no need to return it.
People use different ways to sign their letters around the world.