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What is a Mail Tag + Gorgeous Free Printable

A few weeks ago I received a letter from my friend Gude, I knew instantly it was from her because as the owner of I-want-that-now stationary shop The Paperdashery Gude sends prettier mail than anyone I’ve ever met. Amongst all the pretty stuff was a mail tag which, not generally sending snail mail, threw me. What on earth was a mail tag and what the heck was I mean to do with it?! Rather than stare at it blankly I invited Gude to come and write about mail tags here and she’s also created a gorgeous free summer themed mail tag for you guys to download – the perfect excuse to get your pens out.

Summer Mail Tag printable

What is a mail tag?

Mail tag is a game played via snail mail. Essentially pen pal questions, it’s a great way for pen pals to find out more about each other and encourage return mail too.

Mail tag is a simple game to play. You write to your pen pal with a request. This is usually asking a question, but could be something else like a ticket stub, a sample of their favourite washi tape, something from nature or a used stamp.


You can request anything, within reason. Use your imagination and go wild!

Summer Mail Tag free printable

We have created a free printable A5 mail tag sheet, which is perfect to add to any Summer snail mail you choose to send to friends. Simply click on the link below to download the pdf.

Click here to download your free Summer Mail Tag

You might print off two copies, fill one in yourself and leave the other one blank for your friend to complete and return to you…

If you’re looking for more inspiration, pop over to The Paperdashery, where you will find plenty more happy mail ideas, free Mail Tag printables, gorgeous stationery and pretty washi tape!

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1 Comment

  1. 30th June 2016 / 9:27 am

    This is great, thanks for the printable that’s going to come in really useful!

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