20 Cool Envelope Designs for Direct Mail Inspiration

Direct mail is still a highly effective form of marketing, but it’s not always as simple as writing a great sales letter and sending it off. The way that marketing collateral is packaged makes a huge difference-and for direct mail, that means creating an engaging envelope design.

Since prospects sometimes receive dozens of pieces of mail in a day, it’s important to use your design to stand out. But there’s a delicate balance between attracting attention and being overly busy in a way that confuses your recipient with too much visual information.
Here are 20 cool envelope designs that you can use to help inspire your next envelope design.

Michael keeps himself busy by writing about design, arts, psychology, and how they intertwine. He grew up in a small town in Montana and now resides in Austin with his wife and dog, Bailey.