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Parsley Patriot Kids Postal Pals      
Parsley Postal Pals

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Addressing an Envelope
 
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Click on the parts of the envelope to learn more.

Be sure to write neatly when addressing your envelope so your letter will reach its correct destination.
Include the following three items:

  • ADDRESS: This is the name and address of the person (recipient) you are sending the letter to.
    On separate lines write:
    Use postal abbreviations when writing the state. Postal abbreviations are written in capital letters without periods or other punctuation. The postal abbreviation for North Carolina is NC.      Return to example

  • RETURN ADDRESS: This is the information about the sender of the letter. In the top left corner on separate lines write:

    Your full name
    Your Street Address
    Your City, State and Zip Code         Return to example

  • STAMP: In the top right corner of the envelope you place a postage stamp. This pays for the delivery of the letter.       Return to example

    cancellation

    Before the letter is delivered, the stamp will be cancelled by the post office. This is an example of a cancellation mark, however there are many other types.

    Stamps are cancelled so that they cannot be used again.

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    For our Parsley Postal Pals program, students may draw a stamp, or they may use a sticker or rubber stamp. This is a wonderful opportunity to be creative!

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    Students also do not have to use an envelope. They may fold over their letter in thirds and write the above information on one of the blank sides. Be sure to 'seal' your letter with a staple, tape, or sticker.
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    When you are done writing and addressing your letter,
    take it to our special mailbox in the front lobby.


Patriot StampLearn how stamps are made by reading Who Decides What is Pictured on a Stamp? And Where do the Ideas Come From?

Patriot StampWant to start collecting stamps? Visit Welcome to the Hobby - Your Adventure Begins.

Patriot StampLearn about the History of the U.S. Postal Service

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