Understanding Announcement Envelopes and Card Sizes

Stationery BoxesHere at JCD we offer the widest and best selection of Stationery, Gift and Greeting Card Boxes on the Web and we go out of our way to make sure our customers receive the best service and information available to them. One question we get a lot is which one of our boxes a certain size card. Below I am including some very valuable information about Announcement Cards and Envelopes and include links to the boxes we carry which fit these standard sizes. If you have any additional questions please feel free to comment on this blog post or contact us.

Announcement envelopes and cards, also called A style. This popular design is ideal for stationery, photographs, greeting cards, small booklets, and much more. Designed with side seam construction and contemporary square flap. A Envelopes and Baronial Envelopes can share common sizes – example: 5-1/2 Bar is the same dimension as A2, the defining differences are the flaps and the side seam construction.

TYPE ENVELOPE SIZE CARD SIZE (varies according to card thickness)
 4Bar or A1 3.625″ x 5.125″ 3.5″ x 4.875″
 A2 4.375″ x 5.75″ 4.25″ x 5.5″
 A6 4.75″ x 6.5″ 4.625″ x 6.25″
 A7 5.25″ x 7.25″ 5.125″ x 7″
 A8 5.5″ x 8.125″ 5.375″ x 7.875″
 A9 5.75″ x 8.75″ 5.5″ x 8.5″
 A10 6″ x 9.5″ 5.875″ x 9.25″

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