Post # 1
I went to the post office on Friday after work to get stamps. My intention was to stamp my invites over the weekend and get them mailed Monday morning.
I had planned on asking what stamps were available so I could maybe pick the stamp that most suited the invitations or the wedding. Online, I noticed that Canada post currently has some flowers, baby animals, lighthouses, William and Kate, etc. FI humoured me but doesn’t think a single person will notice the stamp. So, I go to the post office, buy a bunch of stamps, but completely forget to ask what kinds they had, since we were having a really pleasant conversation with the guy behind the counter.
After I left, I realized he had sold me Titanic stamps. That would be fine, and I would use them on just about anything else, except it seems really strange for a wedding invitation. We’re celebrating a wedding, and the stamp is commemorating a disaster.
I’ve already decided that I’m going to return most of the stamps, and get something else for the invites. I’m going to keep one booklet to use on letters and stuff, but I’m not mailing invites stamped with a tragedy. It just doesn’t seem right.
Just wondering – am I being too detail-oriented? I can be sometimes, I realize…
Or, would you also return the stamps?
Just wondering what you all are thinking!
Post # 3
I wouldn’t worry about it. I know that unless it’s a letter from a different country I never pay attention to the stamp at all.
Although, coincidentally, our stamps for our invites happened to be kissing rabbits, which is adorable 😛
Post # 4
I probably wouldn’t want to use them on my invites, but I wouldn’t return them – I’d just be all stocked up on stamps for routine mail for the next year or two!
Post # 5
I’m a stamp dork who special-ordered vintage stamps for her invites.
And even I am telling you that people probably won’t even notice (or, they might think you’re trying to forge an association with the movie, which is sappy, but whatever)
But stamps are eternally useful so if you really don’t like them, then save them–use them for bills or all those thank-you letters you have coming your way. You can always buy the 1-cents if the postage increases in the future.
Post # 6
Do they still have the ones of the arctic rabbits that kind of look like they’re kissing? Go with those! OR – omg – you can have your own made through Canada Post with YOUR OWN PICTURE ON IT! We did that and it was a HUGE hit.
Post # 7
the majority of people will not care about the stamps
Post # 8
I just checked the stamps… they’re permanent stamps, so there’s no point in returning them at all. I guess I’m stocked up, which is nice, because I like to send letters when I can. 🙂
The bunnies would be really cute! I just saw the picture on the Canada Post website. I’d love to do custom, but we were planning on sending these out last week, so I really need to get them all stamped Monday night to mail out for Tuesday.
Bunnies it is!
Post # 9
I admit that I would notice and laugh about it. We don’t have such stamps here in the US, but if I somehow managed to receive one, I’d probably even joke with the bride about it.
Post # 10
I went to get my new stamps yesterday. The bunnies were from last year and the post office didn’t have any more. I got the lillies. Very pretty against the lavendar envelopes! 🙂
Post # 11
This is funny. I had the same conversation with the lady who works at the post office here – FI wanted to buy the Titanic ones and she was like, are these for invitations? then no! Don’t want to have a sinking ship on the invites LOL. Then he went back to mail off our international invites and ended up getting Titanic ones anyway! Oh well, at least most people will get the lilies – they are pretty 🙂
Post # 12
How funny. I’m being very picky about the stamps for our invites too so I don’t blame you for wanting to change them. I’m glad you got ones you liked.
Post # 13
@PersephoneTheophania: I got these stamps the other day too, and the thought actually crossed my mind that I was happy they weren’t out when I was sending invites. Who wants their wedding being associated to a sinking ship??
Post # 14
@envirobride: Glad you got some lillies in there! Mine are all lillies now, and I have one of animals for my lone US invite.
Post # 15
@SapphireSun: Marriage statistics are already not great in North America. The ship just seemed like a not-so-good idea for me, since I’m the sort that tends to read too much into things. I know that someday we’d be in the middle of a big argument and say “oh no! I knew we shouldn’t have gotten the ship!”.
Post # 16
Titanic stamps sound cool. Your FH is absolutely correct that no one anywhere even notices the stamps unless they are an avid collector. No reason to freak out over the ones you got since they don’t doom anything.