Post # 1
We sent out our Save-The-Date Cards… everything was hunky doory. Went to the mailbox today and found the one we sent ourselves and 3 more. They appear to have gone through the mail machine upside down (the bar code and stamp endorser thingy is on the back not the front). We had them done by a calligrapher so now I’m stuck. Do I just stick them back in the mail (the stamp isn’t endorsed, again, the machine stuff is no the back), even though that is kind of ugly? Do I pay to have them redone at the calligrapher and send them out again? We do have extras, I’m just so pissed!
What would you do?
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia
So far, I’ve gotten one of our STD’s returned. Our stamps were cancelled, however.
I just printed the addresses with our printer, and picked a swirly font. I used Coneria Script.
Not as nice as calligraphy, but I wanted it back in the mail. I didn’t want anyone to think they were left out.
Post # 4
@classyashley: They were machine cancelled- so you can’t stick them back in the mail box without more postage. Them machine will read the barcode on the bottom and send them back to you again for lack of postage or becasue that’s where the barcode says it’s supposed to go.
Sorry. This happens a lot. My advice is don’t put a return address on a STD/postcard or on the back of an envelope. Not a lot of clerks catch that the letter is going to the wrong place and stuff gets stuck in a loop for a while, or goes to the wrong place altogether
edit: I work at a usps processing plant.
Post # 5
@MissFireFlower: Thanks. Sigh, wish someone told me that before I put the return address on the back. I’m glad I put the return just in case one of them comes back due to wrong address or something…
Post # 6
I would just tuck them into another envelope with a quick note ” Sorry, this was delayed getting to you. The Post Office sent them back to us for some reason!”
Add new postage and make sure you put the return adress where it belongs.