Pretty postage stamps really dress up an envelope. They’re especially nice on plain envelopes — a little touch of color goes a long way. I am loving the new 2012 postage stamp designs. I haven’t had a chance to pick up the cherry blossom ones yet, but I’ve already used up all the weather vane, bonsai, and red love stamps shown in the photo here! Time to head back to the post office.Pin It
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Now is a good time to stock up on those Forever stamps! And remember if you are sending out invitations with reply envelopes you expect to receive after January 22nd to put an extra penny stamp on them to ensure delivery back to you.
Here’s a quick guide to 2012 USPS rates as they apply to most wedding invitations:
- Save the date, Reply Envelope (with single reply card inside), Single card/invitation: 45 cents
- Invitation set (invitation, reply card, reply envelope, and another card or two, up to 2 oz.): 65 cents
- Response postcard: 32 cents
Keep in mind: square envelopes/postcards, non-bendable envelopes, and extra thick envelopes don’t fit through the USPS machines, so there is an additional fee for being non-machinable — check with local post office for rates or use the usps’s handy postage price calculator.
Besides buying stamps at your local post office, you can buy official USPS stamps online at USPS.com. There are lots of pretty ones to choose from. If you’re looking for something a bit more custom, check out Delphine’s Zazzle shop with stamps to match most of our invitation designs. If you don’t see what you’d like, or need the colors/monogram switched out just let us know and we’ll whip something up for you.
I really like the fir tree holiday stamps the USPS put out this year.