(Closed) Is the Heart Stamp my only option?

posted 14 years ago in Paper
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Very cute stamps!  And that is really fast service – good to know.

Post # 18
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

I actually wrote a post on my blog about using vintage stamps as an alternative to the 58¢ stamp: http://hasel.typepad.com/wedding/2008/03/magazine-monday.html

You can find so many great stamps on ebay and if you buy them all from the same seller and prearrange it with them, most will give you a huge discount on shipping. I saved $20 doing it that way.

Post # 20
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Helper bee

I can’t get onto the USPS site either. I’m on a mac and I tried both firefox and safari, nothing worked. I then opened up my parallel desktop (IBM basically running on the mac) and tried explorer and that didn’t work either! Good times, good times.

 

Oh but wait! I just clicked on the USPS linked stamps above, and it’s letting me in! Woo hoo! 

Post # 21
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

glittergrl- I have found unused stamps from tons of ebay sellers. Granted, I am not trying to buy all of the same kind, that could require some searching. I have been purchasing a couple sheets of this kind and a few of that kind to make them a bit more unique for each invite. Good luck with your search!

Post # 22
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I used the beautiful blooms cause it went with the flowers that were printed on the side of the addresses of our guests.  It was cute! 

Post # 24
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We used the Aurora Borealis stamps which are purple and navy – just our color scheme!

Post # 26
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 2007

Depending on your "time" restraints, you can order personalized photo stamps, this is what we did.  We used our "Engagement Prtrait", and if you need them fast they are the way to go.  Walgreens also offers these, but I am not impressed with their "wait."  Have fun!! 

 

For personalized photo stamps and more go to http://photo.stamps.com/Store/?source=si00001331

Post # 28
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Wannabee

Glad to hear so many people are happy with Zazzle as they are the ones who print our wedding postage at ArtisticPostage.com.

Brides really do have thousands of options these days to start with professional photography or designs and then personalize them to create truly unique products.

Post # 29
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

There are so many different options for postage out there. I designed my own at zazzle.com and now my only dilemma is picking which one I like the best. You can totally customize your stamps with your own pictures or you can personalize some of the ones that are already on there. I would suggest the medium size for invitations. You also choose whether what postage you want such as the 42 cent, 59 cent and higher. You also get discounted pricing for ordering in bulk, you save $2 per every extra sheet you buy. I plan on desiging some stamps after the wedding for the thank you cards with our wedding photos. Also, with zazzle you can post what you’ve designed for sale on the site and you get royalties whenever they are bought…BONUS!

Post # 30
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I went to the post office the other day and was disappointed that they are still going to be using the heart stamps as their wedding collection.  They come out on June 10 I believe with new colors for the new rates, the 42 cent will be a sagey green and the 59 cent will be a pastel-y yellow color.  Also for the postcard stamps all they had were fruit.  I didn’t mind terribly, so we got them. but it would be nice to have more options!  Zazzle seemed a little too pricey for us.

Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We used stamps.com, as they jumped on the 42 option before zazzle, so we were able to purchase all our stamps in one go, saving some money on each sheet due to volume.  I didn’t like any of the USPS options for stamps online, so we decided to go with custom.  It was certainly more expensive, but the stamps came out perfectly and we have received so many compliments, even from some of our friends whom I thought wouldn’t even notice.  If you can afford it, it’s a ton of fun and a nice way to personalize.  However, there are some stamps available that aren’t so bad, particularly the landscapes.  Anything is better than the liberty bell!

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