envelope legal size template

Envelope Legal Size

What does an envelope look like? How should an envelope be addressed? Here is an envelope template you can download if you're looking for samples online.

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Envelope is a flat piece of material with either sealed or unsealed ends that are used when posting mails. It is a flat, flexible container made of paper or similar material that has an opening and a flap that can be sealed over the opening. Envelopes are usually sealed by wetting one area of ​​the flap. Some envelopes are sealed with metal buttons. Others are sealed with a string that wraps around the flat circular cardboard on the envelope.

What is an envelope?

Envelopes are divided into two types based on how they are opened: open end or open side. By placing a flap on the short end of the envelope, open envelopes are identified. Here are some facts about the contents of an open envelope that you probably didn't know. The most recent advancement in envelopes is a thin strip of plastic that is removed to reveal the flap area with non-wet adhesive.

The flap is the folded, overlapped, and sealed portion of the envelope that encloses the contents. They are typically rectangular or triangular in shape, with rounded, beveled, or sharp corners. A standard envelope has two side flaps, a bottom flap, and a top flap. Fold the side flaps and the bottom flap up first. They are sealed together where they overlap. After filling the envelope, fold the top flap over the side and bottom flaps and seal. For mailing magazines, binders, reports, catalogs, and other heavy-duty materials, open envelopes and catalog envelopes with purse-style flaps and center seams are commonly used. Insurance policy envelopes, wills, mortgages, and other legal documents may have a full-view window on the front.

How to address an envelope?

  • Write the return (sender) full name and address at the top left hand corner. 
  • Write the recipient's full name and address slightly centered on the bottom half of the envelope.
  • To post, place stamp in the top right hand corner. 

We have made it easy for you with our free Envelope Template using Microsoft Words! To use this template see instructions below:

  • Print out your free template.
  • Use scissors to cut out the template.
  • Trace the template on the back of your chosen paper.
  • Cut it out.

After downloading this sample envelope and filling in the blanks, you can easily customize the style, typography, details, and appearance of your Gift card envelope. If this isn't the right letter that you are looking for, then certainly take a look at the other letters that Bizzlibrary.com has to offer. We have many letters ranging from cover letters to business letters and thank you notes.

The content is for informational purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advice. Nothing contained this site constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement, or offer by Bizzlibrary or any third party service provider to buy or sell any securities or other financial instruments in this or in any other jurisdiction in which such solicitation or offer would be unlawful under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.


Kristian Mata(12/5/2022) - GBR

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Camila Jones

Camila is a Creative Writing graduate from the University of Alaska Fairbanks who has made her mark in the marketing world as a former Marketing Manager at GCI Liberty. Her career has been a dynamic blend of creative storytelling and strategic marketing, where she excelled in developing impactful campaigns. She is a dedicated volunteer at Alaskan Parks, where she finds inspiration in preserving our state's natural beauty.

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