Contact/Fan Mail

As of August 11, 2009, the fan mail address for Gerard Butler is:

Gerard Butler
c/o Spanky Taylor
3727 W. Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA  91505

You may also still leave Gerry a message on our Virtual Fan Mail page.

FAN MAIL GUIDELINES

Sending Gifts & Autograph Requests to Gerard

This is from a US perspective, but the general guidelines should be valid for other countries. Have fun!

Please keep in mind that Gerard receives a lot of fan mail and depending on the volume, it could take months to be processed. There is no guarantee that you will get a reply. If you are requesting an autograph or photos, it is suggested that you include a self-addressed stamped envelope, but this is still no guarantee you will get a response.

A Note About Gifts.

Gerard loves and appreciates all of his fans and enjoys the cards, letters and gifts he receives. We know that many of you would like to send him something to show your appreciation for his work, but we would discourage this as the amount of gifts now being sent have become quite overwhelming. Instead, take the money you would have spent on an item and donate it to the charity of your choice, or one of those Gerard supports (for more information on those, click here). Send a letter about your gift to the fan mail address instead. Gerard will appreciate it just as much as any gift and someone less fortunate will benefit from your kindness.

Envelope/Packaging.

Letters: If you are sending a fan letter and are not requesting an autographed photo, a standard sized business envelope is perfect. WeI know some stationary comes with odd sized envelopes, but keep in mind that your letter will receive several stampings at the Post Office and there needs to be room to do this.

Autograph Requests: Use two envelopes. The mailing envelope and a return envelope addressed to me. Your return envelope will be the one sent back with a photo, so make certain is it large enough for an 8×10 photograph. Address the return envelope to yourself and a letter with your specific request. Write ‘PLEASE DO NOT BEND ‘ on your return envelope.

Autograph Requests With Includes: Basically, stuff you send that you want to have autographed. THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT AN ITEM WILL BE SIGNED IF YOU SEND IT ESPECIALLY NOW THAT GERARD IS SO BUSY. For the most part, the directions are the same as with a regular autograph request. You can send photos and dvd covers to be signed, but again, there is no guarantee that they will be signed. You may want to include a piece of cardboard in your envelope so that your photo, etc. does not get bent in the post. I include the cardboard that backs comic books. Regardless of what include you send, be certain it is protected properly. **Never send anything that is irreplaceable!**

Note: NEVER send anything hazardous or perishable through International Post. No homemade cookies for Gerard!

Postage

Make sure proper postage is secured to your envelope. If you include a self-addressed stamped envelope, make sure it also has the correct postage.

The Letter.

The fun part in sending a fan letter is figuring out what to say. This part I will leave up to you. Keep in mind that legibility is a big factor. Gerard has to be able to read it. I would also recommend putting your return address on the letter. Letter and envelope easily become separated and you don’t want poor Gerard scrambling around trying to find your address, do you?

If you are writing to request an autograph, CLEARLY make the request near the beginning of your letter.

Agency Mail Handling.

All of Gerard’s mail goes through a fan mail service. You cannot assume that every item is opened by Gerard, so if you don’t want it seen by others, don’t send it. He does try to read as much of his mail as possible and appreciates all the sentiments that are sent.

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