With a dozen different envelope styles and hundreds of sizes in existence, how do you choose the right one for your note cards and greeting cards?
For artists who are creating greeting cards we like to simplify the process by following standard envelope styles, sizes and general availability in the United States.
Oak Creek Printworks includes announcement style envelopes with all custom printed greeting cards, and we sell announcement style envelopes in four sizes. Announcement envelopes have a square flap, while Baronial envelopes have a deep, pointed flap. Announcement envelopes are readily available in all the standard greeting card sizes. Baronial envelopes are manufactured in a variety of sizes, but available here by special order only.
The smallest announcement style envelope is an A2. If your card folds to one-quarter of a letter sized page, it’s an A2. The matching A2 envelope is slightly larger than the 4.25”x5.5” folded card, and measures 4.375”x5.625”. Envelopes and packaging for A2 note cards are available in the Oak Creek Printworks store.
The A6 card is slightly larger, measuring 4.625”x6.25” when folded. Its matching envelope is 4.75”x6.5”.
The A7 card folds to 5”X7”, and the corresponding announcement envelope is 5.25”x7.25”.
The A8 card folds to 5.25”x7.875”. The companion envelope is 5.5”x8.125”.
The A9 card is an 8.5”x11” letter sheet folded in half to 5.5”x8.5”. The companion envelope is 8.75”x5.75”.
Square cards fold to 5.25” square. The companion envelope is 5.5”x5.5”.
Panorama cards fold to 9.25?x4? with a #10 companion envelope measuring 9.5?x4.125?.
Other envelope sizes, and colors other than white are available by special order.
An amended version of an article originally published August 12, 2008.