I couldn't really figure out how to address my envelope so I did a whole lot of research to send my letters out the right way all over the world.
Let's Send These Letters!!!
Here's MY MEGA GUIDE on how to send your letters to most places. Here's everything you need to know when addressing your envelope in the US.
6 Easy Steps:
1.) Senders Name
3.) Senders Address
4.) Your Name
5.) Your Address
6.) Stamp Placement
When addressing a United States envelope be sure to position the senders fields in the center of the envelope. Start with the person you're sending to's name.
Abbreviations are used when trying to get really specific on who's going to be receiving the postage. One example of an abbreviation is instead of stating chief executive officer using the term CEO.
Be sure to write the title and name of the person you are writing to under the corporation's name it should look something like this. CEO and Founder Rodger Stacey another abbreviation you might want to use is "c/o", short for in care of.
If sending to an individual at a corporate entity you can put an "attention line abbreviation" example: Attn: Rodger Stacey.
The "Attn" abbreviation is best used when you know your letter will be passed between multiple people and a potential business you are applying for. For example if you are riding into a restaurant to inquire about a position to a head chef the letter might be passed between the mail room and other places so to be safe you can put "c/o" or "Attn" to ensure the person you actually want to read the letter gets a look at it.
After you figured how you want your senders name to be written on the envelope either with or without an abbreviation it's time to address your letter.
Start with the street number followed by the name of the street like this:
Then write the city-state and zip code/area code of the person you're writing to. For the states it's okay to use postal abbreviations just be sure they are all accurate you can check for them in the chart below be sure that they are written in capital letters and without periods or any form of punctuation as this could confuse USPS.
Dist. of Columbia