How to Get Free Address Labels

outgoing letter with a return address label

The Spruce / Letícia Almeida

Free address labels are customized labels with your name and address along with a decorative photo. These are often given away for free from charities in hopes to spread awareness of their cause.

These free address labels can come in handy. They're one of the oldest Internet freebies around but have been increasingly difficult to get. With these tips below, you'll be able to get a ton of free address labels sent to your home.

Stash these address labels in your office, car, or entryway to quickly add your return address to anything you're about ready to mail. After a while, you won't remember the last time you had to write out your address when mailing a letter or bill.

If you're moving, free address labels can be a lifesaver, and you can get them with your new address on them. You also might need some free moving boxes, change of address cards, or other moving freebies. They're also great to send on wedding invitations and Christmas cards.

There are a few different ways you can get free address labels to use for your envelopes. Use the links below to find out how to receive free address labels or make your own.

Free Address Labels From Charities

One way to get free address labels is through a charity. Some charities will send out free address labels to help increase awareness of their cause or as a small token in hopes to get you to donate to them.

If you have a charity that you support, be sure to sign up for its print mailing list and you may receive some free address labels.

Keep in mind that this isn't a guarantee you'll get address labels, but many have had personal luck with charities sending free address labels regularly.

Tips for Requesting Your Address Labels

When you fill out the forms to request your free address labels be sure to enter your information exactly how you want it to appear on the address labels. Use the USPS Zip Code Lookup or the Canada Post Lookup to find out exactly what your official address is before entering it.

Not Free but Cheap Address Labels

If you can't get your hands on any free address labels, there are other ways that you can get them very cheap.

  • Shutterfly: Shutterfly regularly runs promotions and you can get a lot of free stuff, including address labels. You will have to pay for shipping but if you only order address labels it will only set you back a few dollars.
  • Amazon: Amazon has quite a few sellers that will customize return address labels for you. These aren't free but you can get hundreds of custom labels shipped to you for under $10.

Create Free Address Labels

Another way to get free address labels is by creating your own. Luckily with the use of some free address label templates, this is a pretty easy job that you can complete in less than 15 minutes.

When making free address labels it's quickest to use label sheets for your printer but you can also use regular paper or cardstock and adhere them to your envelope.