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Meagan Spooner

How to send a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope

If you’ve never sent a Self-Addressed, Stamped Envelope (SASE) to someone, don’t worry! Here’s how. You’re going to need TWO envelopes, and TWO stamps. (US only–UNLESS you can get adequate US postage to go on Envelope #1. If you are international, inquire with your postal service as to the best way to do this.)

1. Prepare Envelope #1

On the first envelope, print YOUR address on the center of it, as if you were getting ready to mail a letter to yourself. Leave the return address EMPTY.

Place adequate postage (one stamp, currently $0.46) on the envelope. If you want multiple things (multiple bookmarks and bookplates, for example) adding a second stamp will ensure enough postage for the added weight.

DO NOT SEAL THIS ENVELOPE. Leave it open. This will be the envelope I used to send your bookplate to you!

2. Fold Envelope #1 in thirds.

See diagram at right! Fold this envelope in thirds, to make it nice and small.

3. Prepare Envelope #2.

On the second envelope, print my address on the center:

Meagan Spooner
PO Box 1903
Weaverville, NC 28787

Print your return address on the upper left hand corner of the envelope.

Place adequate postage on the upper right hand corner of the envelope. This should be the exact same amount of postage you placed on Envelope #1.

4. Insert Envelope #1 into Envelope #2.

See diagram! Take Envelope #1, which should be the one with YOUR address on it, the one folded into thirds, and insert into Envelope #2. Seal Envelope #2.

5. Mail.

Yay!