Map Envelope is a free online app that allows you to print paper envelopes lined with a Google Maps location of your choice, tagged with your message. You print the envelope, cut it out, fold and send; and whomever you send it to gets to open a lovely surprise.
We thought Map Envelope would be perfect for invitations or announcements of events…and our friend Leslie Koch, the visionary director of The Trust for Governors Island came to mind. Over several years, she’s led the development of the 172 acre island in New York Harbor into a unique public space, with bicycles and hammocks, stupendous views, an organic farm, and mind-expanding interactive events and art happenings. Since the island was a naval base and off-limits to the public for many years, a lot of people STILL don’t know about it. We’d love to do a giant mailing of this Governors Island map-envelope to spread the word.
BTW: Governors Island’s 2010 season ends of October 10th (it will re-open for visitors next June). There’s a free ferry…
You can watch a video about it here.