Most people, in the course of experimenting with folding their own envelopes, have also experimented with folding envelopes from sheet maps. It’s kinda cool, especially if you happen to have a map handy of your own area. Taking this idea to a new level is the very clever free toy (uh, I mean tool) available at Map Envelope. Simply enter a landmark (such as Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty) or a specific postcode or address, and it generates a printable envelope template using google map aerial photography.
You could use it for your return address, or directions for a party venue, or to show where you went on holiday – I’m sure there are all kinds of creative uses for this toy (sorry, tool)! You can even add a message of your choice in the speech bubble.
It is designed as an envelope ‘liner’ (so you would slot it within an outer envelope), but I don’t see why you couldn’t fold it with map to the outside, instead, and save on the extra paper. Of course, you could just make your own, anyway, but this tool definitely makes the process a lot easier!