Google Maps Envelopes

Google Maps Envelopes

Rahul Mahtani and Yofred Moik have envisioned creative and informative map envelopes that show the route between two locations.

Designers think that Google should add “Send Envelope” option to Gmail and allow people to mail physical letters through the postal service.

It would also be great if the users were able to print out map templates and make their own Google Maps envelopes.

Google Envelope

Gmail Envelope


Google Maps Envelope

Google Mail

Google Envelopes

Google Mail Envelopes

For more creative envelope designs, check out: Horror Stationery

  1. Ambuj Saxena

    I tried this method last year. Apparently it won’t work in USA.
    Read my story here: link

  2. henry

    boooo USPS !

  3. Zack

    That envelope doesn’t meet neither US or Canadian postage guidelines. It’s a good way to have your mail RTS or thrown in their waste bins.

  4. Sharyn

    I don’t even have the Send Envelope option in Australia – although that’s not a great surprise.

    I think that Australia Post would deliver it, but they probably wouldn’t be too happy about it. It definitely doesn’t meet their standards for addressing and wouldn’t go through the OCR process, but I think they’d put it through manually as long as the address was clear.

  5. marc kerger

    wow I did this about 10 years ago before google..

  6. Ryyx

    Even if this could work, I’d be kinda awkward for anyone trying to send a letter to someone who lives northwest of them, since the return address would be written in the top right corner and the location on the map would be towards the bottom left corner.

  7. Gert

    I don’t get it, why does this not meet standards? It has the information in the right places and I’ve certianly received my share of junked up envelopes from adolescent nieces and girlish aunts.

  8. Gert

    Ok.. I see it now. The problem was entirely due to the location of the return address which MUST always be in the upper left corner no matter what. Otherwise there was no other issue, they have people that read them by hand when needed because as I said, I’ve had plenty of mail with doodles all over them to the point you could hardly FIND the address except it was in the usual place. Better luck next time.

  9. Steve

    This is a BRILLIANT idea! You can rotate the map to always have the address in the proper location…



  11. Elliott

    Yawn. I did this years ago when I was 8, with crayons.

  12. cuneyt

    i love it :)

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