(Closed) I can't believe I care about stamps!

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

You could try to find a mix of old stamps online?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

I just went with the forever stamps…much easier to deal with, lol.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@kmarie719:  It’s an apple now? Consider yourself lucky, hun, I used a hawaiian shirt stamp on my Save-The-Date Cards.

Hawaiian. Shirt. Stamps.

No one said a thing to me about them. My mom giggled when she saw them, but that was it. Take a deep breath and buy the apple ones, put the saved money to better use.

Seriously. Hawaiian shirts.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m going to be as polite as possible:

Stop it!

Now that it’s out of the way… think back to the last invitation (Wedding or otherwise) that you got.

Do you remember the stamp?

No one pays attention to it — The envelope is opened, the invitation is torn out of it, and the envelope is promptly thrown away. It has a lifespan, once in the hand of it’s recipient, of about 35 seconds.

Stop worrying. 😉

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

Try another post office. I wanted the “Forever Love” forever stamps with the heart on it (I think it was just for Valentine’s Day but oh well). One P.O. only had one sheet left so I traveled to another who only had that kind and the ones with the flags.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

do what I do, mix a couple of smaller value stamps, I think the herbs are 28 or 29 and then I add a couple of teapots. tada.  the hawaiian shirts were way worse, imo.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@littlemisst08:  LOL

Good luck with your stamp quest!! Just remember, nobody cares about the stamps as much as you do, and they will just get postmarked over anyway… 🙂

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

An apple is so much better than the old, hawaiian shirt stamps!  I did hawaiian stamps for my Save-The-Date Cards and while I thought it looked ridiculous, absolutely no one noticed it.  I did buy forever stamps for my RSVP postcards, though, but again- no one noticed this.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@kmarie719:  “It’s crazy what wedding planning makes you crazy about, huh?”

Yes. Effing ridiculous. I want to unlearn so much of the info I’ve gained over the last yr or so.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@kmarie719:  Pay the $7 difference.  You’ll be happier in the end.

For our postcard Save-The-Date Cards I used the teal floral Forever stamps because I didn’t want the Hawaiian shirts.  And the color matched the mini envelope on the postcard!

For our wedding I paid 20 cents more per invite to use this double stamp set

And than I used one of those stamps(an extra 10 cents) for the postcard RSVP inside.  It all matched and it made me happier to have everything match.  Our invites were pink & grey so these were perfect.

I’ll take the heat and say I look at the stamps and yes I am Judgmental Judy because the last invite I got had white Avery labels for the return address & my address AND a Liberty Bell Forever stamp(which In My Humble Opinion is for business letters only) on it.  Bleck.  Its your wedding invitation people, step it up!  I’ll take the roses or cake over that!

 

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Each post office is different, but my local one stocks a bunch of different available stamps.  That said, if yours doesn’t, just go to the Post Office’s website:  http://www.usps.com and order some!  There are really cute options… including the ones I just ordered that are white wedding cakes (66cent) and have coordinating white roses on a wedding invitation for the reply cards (those are forever stamps).

Here’s a link!  Hope it helps!!!  🙂

https://store.usps.com/store/browse/productDetailSingleSku.jsp?productId=S_579704&categoryId=subcatS_S_Sheets’ defer=’defer

 

 

 

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Oops!  Reread your post:  POST CARD stamps!  Try these:

https://store.usps.com/store/browse/uspsProductDetailMultiSkuDropDown.jsp?categoryNav=false&navAction=jump&navCount=2&productId=S_575904&categoryId=subcatS_S_Sheets’ defer=’defer

 

They are the “wedding roses” stamps I mentioned in my first post.  If post cards are 33 and these are 46, I guess it depends on how many invites you’re sending… 13 cents isn’t a lot, but if you were sending 200 invites it is!  Haha How fast the small stuff adds up!  Good luck!

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