What does your envelope say about you?

Fire, paper and pop

There’s been a discussion in the office about envelopes.   Not their merits for sending things, but what they might say about your personality.

Window envelopes

The consensus in the office was that using window envelopes suggests someone is open and trustworthy.   But what if it means you’re a secret exhibitionist?  The next time your most prim and proper colleague uses one, think of this quote by Zen monk Soyen Shaku: “My heart burns like fire but my eyes are as cold as dead ashes”.

Board-backed envelopes

Are board-backed envelopes the sign of a strict disciplinarian and no-nonsense taskmaster?  Or is using one actually an ironic act by someone carefree, whose simple wish is that the envelope gets recycled into an improvised tray to carry a snack and cold drink to one’s desk?

DL envelopes

If you’ve ever had to fold a piece of A4 three times to fit it into an envelope, you’re probably using a DL.  Our office felt that using one meant you were sensible and practical.  Perhaps.  But I prefer to imagine that you use them because you like origami and making paper animals at your desk would be too conspicuous.

Bubble wrap envelopes

If you use bubble envelopes are you protective and caring, a warm-hug of a human being? Or do you just want to sneak in some sneaky pops before posting?  Come on, you know it’s the latter.

There are 5 comments for this article
  1. Euroffice Customer at 1:48 pm

    haha we used to have this conversation at my old work which happened to be an envelope factory

  2. Euroffice Customer at 1:48 pm

    We used to use fancy custom made envelopes with the company logo on, now we just use the cheapest available. This never ending recession is to blame !!

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