Open When Letters are a fun and thoughtful way to let your long-distance loved one know that you are missing them. There are TONS of different topics and things to put inside the letters. Open when letter ideas are all over Pinterest.
The best part of making open when letters is designing and decorating the envelopes. I had the most fun decorating the envelopes for my husband’s open when letters when he was on a hardship tour to Central America.
I have scoured the internet and put together a list of open when letter ideas that are sure to inspire you!
Open When Letter Ideas
Cute & Colorful
I love these white envelopes with colorful fonts, themed illustrations, and large hand-lettering.
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I love the idea of sending open when letters in their own box. That way the recipient can keep them together and can always find them when they need them.
These open when letters inside colored envelopes are sure to brighten your anyone’s day!
Sodaxx 30 Packs A9 5.75 x 8.75 Inches Colorful Invitation Greeting Card Envelopes (15 Assorted Colors) Self Seal Square Flap Colorful Colored invitation envelopes for Weddings, Photos, GraduationSHARPIE Color Burst Markers, Fine Point, 24 Count
Black & Gold
These open when letters on white envelopes with classic black and gold lettering and illustrations are beautiful!
MISULOVE Hand Lettering Pens, Calligraphy Pens, Brush Markers Set, Soft and Hard Tip, Black Ink Refillable – 4 Size(6 Pack) for Beginners Writing, Art Drawings, Water Color Illustrations, JournalingMISULOVE Metallic Gel Pens, 6 Pack, Silver and Gold Gel Ink Pens, Fine Tip 0.8mm Metal Fine Tip, Opaque Archival Ink Sketching Pens, for Black Paper Drawing, Illustration Deisgn, Adult Coloring Book
Simple is Best
Simplicity is key with these letters with their plain black lettering and clever illustrations. These are the open when letters I made for my own husband, you can see what I put in each of them here!
EnDoc 9×12 Clasp Envelopes –5 Pack Brown Kraft Catalog Envelopes with Clasp Closure & Gummed Seal – 28lb Heavyweight Paper Envelopes for Home, Office, Business, Legal or SchoolDyvicl Hand Lettering Pens, Calligraphy Brush Pens Art Markers for Beginners Writing, Sketching, Art Drawing, Illustration, Scrapbooking, Journaling, Black Ink Pen Set, 8 Size
I am in awe of the creator that made these gorgeous open when letters. They are a true artist!
LUXLIA Professional Watercolor Pencils, Set of 48, Multi Colored Art Drawing Pencils and Brush in Bright Assorted Shades, Ideal for Coloring, Blending and Layering, WatercolorA7 White Envelopes 5X7 50 Pack – Quick Self Seal,Square Flap¡ê?for 5×7 Cards| Perfect for Weddings, Invitations, Photos, Graduation, Baby Shower, Stationery for General, Office | 5.25 x 7.25 inches
Whoa! I’m sure there’s a letter there for every occasion.
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These patterned envelopes are perfect for open when letters!
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These open when letters decorated with clever illustrations are everything! I love them!
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Red, White, & Blue
I love the uniformity of these red, white, and blue open when letters. And I’m sure the printed labels make this project a lot easier and faster than decorating them by hand.
Love will surely be in the air when these letters reach their recipient! I adore the little hearts stuck to each one!
LUXPaper A9 Invitation Envelopes in 70 lb. Grocery Bag for 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Cards, Printable Envelopes for Invitations, with Peel and Press, 50 Pack, Envelope Size 5 3/4 x 8 3/4 (Brown)DCWV Card Stock 12
I love how the color of the writing matches the color of each envelope.
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These open when letters, decorated with emojis are perfect!
These open when letters keep it uncomplicated with their hand-drawn and handwritten fronts.
Pastel envelopes make these open when letters even sweeter!
Emoji stickers make these open when letters look bright and fun!
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All you need for these fun open when letters is a pack of colorful markers.
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Make life easy with open when letter printables!
These open when letters are vibrant and sure to please your homesick loved one!
American Greetings Single Panel Blank Cards with Envelopes, Rainbow Colors (200-Count)Business Envelopes – 120-Pack #10 Envelopes, Standard V-Flap Envelopes for Holiday, Office, Checks, Invoices, Letters, Mailings, Windowless Design, Gummed Seal, 6 Assorted Colors, 4-1/8 x 9-1/2 Inches
How cool are these open when letters sealed with wax stamps?
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Love these open when letters decorated with colorful banners!
I hope these open when letter ideas have inspired you to put together some of your own. They are perfect for deployed service members, college students, missionaries, or any long-distance loved ones.