On The Straight & Narrow

LettermateWhat It Is: A writing guide for those of us who want to improve their penmanship when addressing letters. The Lettermate is an extremely simple concept – a thin plastic guide – that provides a polished-looking finished result. While the art of letter writing may be a dying trend (but honestly it’s super fun if you haven’t tried it in awhile), there are certain occasions – like Christmas cards, invitations, thank yous, and so on – where handwriting is either a must, or preferred. This simple guide fits a range of envelopes and, using the handy tutorial videos available on The Lettermate‘s website, can actually help you produce some pretty lovely results.

Who It’s For: That pal with the messy writing. Your spouse, as a stocking stuffer they’ll actually use. Your crafty friend, because the envelope is just as critical as the handmade card they’ve stuffed inside.

What It Costs: Just under $20 Canadian for the guide, plus $1 or so shipping.

Where It’s At: You can buy it on Etsy.

BONUS entry into this month’s Nourage giveaway! Tell me in the comments below – would you be interested in this nifty gadget?

26 Responses to “On The Straight & Narrow”
  1. Heather Swanson says:

    could use this I am a messy writer

  2. Rachel C. says:

    I think this is a great idea! I love mailing out letters around Xmas and I’m sure this would help me lots.

  3. intensev5 says:

    I love this little handy gadget. I could use this!

  4. Lindsey says:

    Seems like to much work to me!

  5. Anne Derkat says:

    Since penmanship is no longer taught in schools, I’d gift this to my young grandsons who I hope would use it..

  6. Aimee says:

    This would be great for my kids

  7. katydidit21 says:

    I think this would be a great gift for a bridal shower.

  8. cathy brown says:

    Yes, I love stuff like this.

  9. Susan Patterson says:

    Yes, I would love this! I am always embarrassed when the writing on the envelope looks so crooked and slants downward to the right side. Thank you!

  10. Joan G. says:

    I just don’t write many letters anymore – would not be interested.

  11. Susan says:

    I like this but wouldn’t spend the money for it.

  12. janicour says:

    I don’t think I would spend money for this simply because I cannot think of anyone to give it to.

  13. stellar says:

    Perfect for me. Although I’m a neat writer, I do tend to slant to one side.

  14. ade says:

    I would LOVE a lettermate. Our printer always seems to cop out at the perfect time, and I ‘have to’ handwrite envelopes…in my awful penmanship, in crooked lines…

  15. kiraali says:

    I’m not sure that I need one of those, as I write many letters all the time without worrying about whether they are straight or not.

  16. Theresa C. says:

    Wow this is an incredible idea! We would use this so much as we send a lot of letters & parcels! Thanks for reviewing it! 😉

  17. Alison K says:

    Nourage bonus entry: haha I would totally be interested in this nifty gadget … I pinned it 17 weeks ago!

  18. Wanda Bergman says:

    Yes, I would be very interested in this nifty gadget.

  19. samantha turnbull says:

    its pretty cool! i have a tendency to let my writing get a little out of control!

  20. cookie3 says:

    To me this is a total waste of money.I couldn’t be bothered.

  21. Victoria Ess says:

    I would LOVE to improve my penmanship but I don’t know about spending money on this.

  22. jumpyjess says:

    Absolutely love this idea! It would definitely help me out! :p Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  23. Susan T. says:

    I could totally use this. All my writing tends to slant up or down!

  24. Donnas says:

    I don’t know if I would. It’s so easy to print an address using a printer, and most of us don’t address too many envelopes anyways.

  25. Grace says:

    I could definitely use this! I hate writing out addresses on envelopes and having the lines go all wonky.

  26. diane says:

    I’m interested! I could definitely use this!

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