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Give your modern-day mail a touch of vintage charm by exploring our selection of airmail envelopes today. We offer a variety of sizes and styles to choose from!
Whether it is the lure of a long-distance letter or the longing to relive a little piece of postal history, you have come to the right place. Envelopes.com proudly offers a wide selection of airmail envelopes that look just like the old-fashioned envelopes used at the start of the postal service. These retro-inspired envelopes will add a touch of vintage charm to every card, invitation, and letter you mail. They can also be used for professional correspondences and marketing messages. We offer a wide range of sizes and styles to choose from. Stock up on these quintessential envelopes today! Airmail envelopes have a rich and celebrated history In the past, international mail used to be transported by sea and then by air on at least one leg of its journey. Airmail service officially began in May 1918, toward the end of World War I, and the US Army piloted the airplanes used to transport that mail. Within a few months, the Post Office Department took full control of the Air Mail Service and began using their own pilots. In the years to follow, commercial operators flew mail under government contracts, establishing transcontinental routes along the way. One of the private contractors employed was Federal Express (FedEx), which designed a shipping system exclusively for shipping cargo by aircraft. Although the days of Air Mail Service are long gone, the United States Postal Service formally trademarked the name “Air Mail” in June 2006. The classic airmail-style envelope is still very popular to this day. Airmail envelopes often featured a colored border depending on which country the letter came from. Envelopes from the United States or United Kingdom, for example, had a red and blue border due to the design of each national flag. The color scheme and design of these envelopes made it easier during mail separation and identification. With the rapid growth of eCommerce businesses and stores, international shipping is at an all-time high. The USPS partnered with FedEx to create Global Express Guaranteed, a fast-international shipping service to over 190 countries and counting in just one to three business days. You can now collect airmail for decorative use or use it to give letters and invitations a distinctive look. Use a ready-made airmail template or create your own! Today’s airmail comes in the form of a lightweight yet durable envelope that is ideal for sending airmail letters, invoices, and greeting cards. Our airmail-inspired envelopes are sealed with moistenable glue along the flap or peel and seal. Available plain and printed, you can design one-of-a-kind envelopes for everyday correspondence or special events. Using our online customization and printing tool is easy. Simple upload your own unique design in PDF, EPS, PSD, PNG, JPG, AI, or TIFF format. You can change one of our ready-made templates by adding your company logo and artwork. If you have shopped with us before, you can even re-use one of the designs from a previous project. Take the hassle out of addressing your own airmail envelopes by taking advantage of our recipient addressing services. You can create and save your address book with our easy-to-use address template or enter your recipient list line by line. You'll be able to preview every address and customize the text, fonts, colors, or placement. Airmail-inspired envelopes come in several different sizes: • #10 regular envelopes with or without security tint • #10 window envelopes • 6 x 9 open-end envelopes • 9 x 12 open-end envelopes Celebrate a special piece of postal heritage by personalizing and ordering your own set of airmail-inspired envelopes today. If you have any questions, please feel free to call, email, or chat with a customer service representative.