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How do I Choose the Best Custom Postage Stamps?

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Custom postage stamps can be a great way to add an additional personal touch to cards and invitations, and choosing the best stamps can be a fun process. It is necessary to begin by considering if you want to order custom postage stamps for a particular event, such as a wedding or the arrival of a new baby, or if you want to have custom stamps that can be used for different occasions. In addition, you will need to consider the amount of postage stamps you need, as well as what size you are looking for.

Weddings are one of the most popular occasions for custom postage stamps. You might choose to use these for engagement announcements, save the date cards, invitations, RSVPs, and eventually thank you cards, so they can be very versatile. Some people choose to use a photo of themselves to create the custom stamps, while others will use an image such as a certain flower that will also be used in the wedding. Likewise, custom stamps for birth announcements after a new baby is born are also quite popular; many people will choose to use a photo of the baby for the stamp.

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One very practical option for using custom postage stamps is to use a favorite sports team or college emblem for the stamp. These can be used for a number of different things, not necessarily just one specific occasion, so they might be a better investment. Keep in mind that there is typically a minimum purchase when ordering custom postage stamps. Even though you'll be able to use them as regular postage, you may not want to have a huge stockpile of wedding or baby stamps after the fact, so a more generic image might be a better choice.

Another consideration is the size of the custom postage stamps. Many custom postage stamps are much larger than regular stamps, which can be nice because they provide a nice background for a photo, but can also take up a lot of room on an envelope. Items for weddings such as RSVP cards or thank you notes can be too small for these larger stamps. In addition, it is a good idea to weigh a sample invitation ahead of time to be sure that a standard stamp will work; many wedding invitations require additional postage due to all of the extra inclusions in the envelope. Most postage stamps can be ordered online and created within a week or so.

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