Advertisement Take your emails from plain text to personal. Apple’s Mail includes often-overlooked attractive Stationery templates for making your messages stand out. Stationery has been a feature of Mail for several years now, but unless you’re a die-hard Mac user you might not know it exists. Like the When it comes to greeting cards, iPhoto for Mac makes it easy to create your own using one or more photos and your own unique message. and features in iPhoto, Stationery allows you to spruce up and personalize your email messages using professionally designed templates and personal photos. Fortunately, Stationery will remain a fixture with OS X is evolving both in terms of looks and features, and just like last year's Mavericks update, Yosemite will be another free download., so here’s how to use it. Create A Stationery Email The Stationery feature can be accessed by creating a new message in Mail, and then clicking on the Stationery button on the right side of the toolbar (see image below). Stationery templates will appear for you to browse through, when you find one you like select it and it will be applied to your current message.
Stationery includes 23 templates for announcements, birthdays, business and greeting letters. Notice that when you drop your photo into template, that same photo will show up when you change to another template. While all the placeholder text can be changed for your personal messages, that’s the extent of the changes you can make to a template. You can’t alter the designs themselves without locating packaged contents buried in the library folder ( User Account > Library > Containers > com.apple.mail > Data > Library > Application Support > Mail > Stationary > Apple > Contents > Resources > Custom > Contents > Resources, in case you wondered). Though Apple only provides a handful of templates, you can drag the designs you like most to the Favorites folder for quicker access. Third-Party Templates If you find these templates useful, you might want to consider downloading more templates created by third-party developers.