How to Mail a Letter

Just for Kids!

It’s easy to send a letter through the mail! Everyone likes receiving a thoughtful card or letter from friends and family. You can send your own letter by making sure to put the right information in the correct spots.

You need to place three simple things on your envelope:

Photograph of an envelope addressed to the National Postal Museum with a stamp in the upper right-hand corner.
  1. A stamp: Place a stamp in the top right-hand corner of your envelope.
  2. Destination address: Who are you sending the letter to? The destination address, or the address of the person you’re sending a letter to, goes in the center of your envelope.
  3. Return address: This is your address! Put this in the top left-hand corner of the envelope.

Watch this short video to see how you can mail your own letter.

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