This $8 Stencil Is the Tool Every Stationery Lover Will Be Grateful For

Grace Haynes
·2-min read

In our book, snail mail will never go out of style. There’s something special about opening the mailbox to find personally addressed letters, invitations, thank-you notes, or greeting cards. Letter writing may be old-fashioned, but handwritten correspondences are always worth the extra effort (especially when penned on pretty stationery).

For sloppy scribblers like me, addressing the envelope can be the most stress-inducing part of the process. Penning the recipient’s name and address in perfectly straight, evenly spaced rows is nearly impossible—no matter how slowly I write each letter and number, the lines will inevitably slope up toward the stamp. When I admire the beautifully calligraphed invitations or cards that come to my mailbox, I wish my envelopes could have as impressive of a delivery.

Leave it Amazon to carry a simple solution for this common problem. The OPount Envelope Addressing Stencil is a tool every letter writer will want to add to their pencil pouch. Though some stationery accessories are pricey, this budget-friendly product is only $8 (BUY IT: OPount Envelope Addressing Stencil, $8; amazon.com). The kit comes with a set of four translucent plastic stencils. Each offers a different template to fit various sizes of envelopes. Use the templates to write tidy addresses with standardized lines for a presentation that’s as pretty as the stationery it's on. The stencils can work for any occasion, from Christmas cards and wedding invitations to everyday letters.

WATCH: Our Southern Mamas Love Their Stationery

Our Southern Mamas Love Their Stationery

A handwritten note on pretty paper beats an email any day of the week.

Happy customers on Amazon say they’ve ditched their rulers and turned to this easy-to-use product for addressing envelopes in an orderly fashion. One reviewer wrote, “I bought these to help write wedding invites. The varying sizes were awesome! I could use them on larger envelops (the thank you cards) and smaller envelops (the wedding invites).” Another reviewer offered helpful advice for keeping the stencils in place while writing: “Tip: If you don’t want them to move on your envelope, try placing a piece of tape on the top and bottom of the template.”

Stressed stationers can now breathe a sigh of relief with envelopes that will be (ad)dressed to impress.