Friends and family are scattered around the country and around the world more than ever before, making it difficult to share your precious memories with them. Older relatives are less likely to be on social media or have a smartphone, making it a necessity to use the mail to send along cute pictures of the kids, your last vacation, or your pets. Fortunately, there are a number of cost-effective options available for safely and securely mailing your photographic memories. While these small sleeves come in a wide range of sizes, the most popular are the 4 x 6 photo mailers.

Quality Park 4 x 6 Photo Mailers contain a Redi-Strip, making it incredibly easy to pop in your photos with a note and seal the envelope quickly and without requiring a lick. This size is perfect for small announcements, photos, and invitations and the 24 lb. white woven paper is a high quality yet very inexpensive for a box of 50 envelopes.

If you’re concerned about the environment, you know that recycled content for any type of paper products is very important. You can feel good about the 50 EcoSwift 6.5 x 4.5 Rigid Photo Mailers Stay Flats with White Cardboard. These self-sealing envelopes are a 250 GSM thickness and the peel and stick adhesive is super simple to use.

Pratt’s Self-Seal Stay Flat Mailer in white is yet another option for a photo mailer, and this pack of 100 mailers in the larger 12.75” x 15” offers you more room to include additional photos or a full-size letter. You can even include an 8.5” x 11” photo without worrying about it getting folded and damaged during the shipping process.

Don’t worry about how to mail your photos in standard envelopes which could cause them to be bedraggled when they arrive at their location – check out rigid photo mailers instead.