Addressing a letter and figuring out where to put a stamp on it are two of those tasks that you forget about until you have to actually do them, only to discover you have no clue how to correctly get them done.
To be clear the stamp should go in the top right corner of the front of the envelope.
Where does the Stamp Go on a Letter?
You should buy the stamp according to the size, weight, and class of the letter to make sure it reaches its destination without issues.
Once you get your stamp ready, follow the steps below:
- Attach the stamp on the top right top corner of the envelope.
- If you’re using sticker stamps, peel the paper off the back of the stamp and stick it firmly to the envelope.
- If you’re using lickable stamps, give the back of the stamp a good lick then press it on the envelope.
Putting the stamp on the top right corner of the envelope allows the postage scanning equipment to read the envelope and process it.
Make sure the stamp doesn’t cover or obscure the address of the sender and the address of the receiver.
How to Address a Letter
- Your name and address go at the top left corner of the envelope. Putting your own address on the letter is important so the post office can return it in case the delivery fails. Write your name first, then write your street address or P.O. box below, followed by your city, state, and zip code.
- Write your recipient’s full name in the middle of the envelope, including the recipient’s preferred title, such as Mr., Ms., or Dr.
- If you’re writing to a couple, write both of their names (unless they prefer being addressed as Mr. and Mrs).
- For a casual letter to a family, just write out the family name. For a formal letter to a family, write the parents’ names on the first line with their titles, then write the names of the children on the line below the parents
- For a business-oriented letter, write the company’s name on the next line.
- Write the recipient’s street address or P.O. box right below their name. The number of the street address goes first, followed by the street name.
- Write an apartment or office number on the address line (or below it) to ensure your letter makes it to the destination precisely.
- Write the country’s name after the address if the letter is international. Put it directly below the recipient’s address.