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Google Map Envelopes

Google Map Envelopes
One of my goals in the new year has been to write more “snail mail” letters to friends. As someone who spends the majority of my day in front of a computer, I really miss the tactile enjoyment of a mailed letter, and that excitement of finding something else in the mailbox besides bills and junk mail. I’ll definitely be making some of these Google Map envelopes from designer Beste Miray Dogan to send to friends. Mapenvelop is a mailing envelope lined with an image from Google Maps. Not just any image, but a map of exactly where the letter originated. [via @SisterDiane] Related

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