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Create envelopes on the go with MapEnvelope.com

Old-school letter writing meets new-world tech trends with MapEnvelope.com

What’s hot: Give your friends a travel treat by sending a handwritten note, at the same time telling them exactly where you were with an envelope made from a Google Map. Just type in your address location and hit the print button. Out pops a small envelope with a Google map & message inside. This is Web based so you can go into any Internet cafe and print one out when you’re on the road. But all you really need is an address — so, yes, you can print an envelope with the Eiffel Tower on it from home, without ever leaving.

What’s not: Writing from the suburbs is not exactly a visual treat. Create your envelopes from interesting locales — perhaps next to a body of water — or use a website such as GoogleSightseeing.com to help find fun destinations from around the world that are worthy of printing. Don’t forget your scissors and tape to construct the envelope. I wish the website had a postage calculator so users would know how much it costs to mail the note.


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