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I like to use a picture from our biggest road trip of that year (we travel a lot as a family) because it really differentiates it from other cards with standard postage and is an added personalized element to our Christmas cards each year.
I could see these custom stamps being a wonderful addition to a baby announcement where you could upload a fun candid picture of your baby and save the professional picture for the announcement itself. Of course you can do it all on Minted online and have them delivered right to your door!
In June of 2020 the USPS ended their custom postage program after 16 years of offering personalized postage stamps. Companies such as Minted, Zazzle, and PhotoStamps.com are no longer allowed to print custom postage. It is no longer possible to buy or create custom postage stamps.
The USPS has a number of wedding-themed forever stamps as well as two-ounce wedding stamps. While these designs fall short of the personalization that custom postage offered couples, these love-themed stamps do let you add a romantic touch to your wedding mail.
Artists designed thousands of beautiful custom postage stamps ranging from monogram stamps to love stamps and every topic, color, and theme in-between. Couples could find the perfect way to dress up their invitations or even use custom save the date stamps when sending their wedding announcements. Millions of custom postage stamps were created, purchased, and used as valid postage over the years.
We were saddened to hear this news after promoting the sale of millions of customized wedding stamps over the past 11 years. We worked with Zazzle for many years until they discontinued their custom postage and later promoted custom wedding postage from Minted continuing to give couples a personal, creative, and stylish way to send their wedding mail. We hate to see it end, and hope that in the future the USPS will reverse their decision to terminate the program.
As a new Stamps.com customer you will receive a FREE 5 lb. Digital Scale. The scale is a $50 value and is yours to keep with no additional obligation. Just pay for shipping and handling (typically $9.99 or less).
As a new Stamps.com customer you will receive $5 in free postage that you can use during your trial period. After you complete your trial period, you are eligible for an additional $20 in postage. We will give you two $10 postage coupons. You can redeem one coupon per month once you complete your trial.
Welcome to the power of online customization! Using Zazzle technology, you can personalize products with all of your favorite characters! Below you will find the guidelines of what is prohibited for printing on the product you selected.
This option allows for a custom white ink underbase to be created. To do this, a second design area is unlocked where the white ink underbase can be defined. While images and text placed in this second design area define where white-ink underbase is printed, black images and text define where no white-ink underbase will be printed. Because visibility is important with face shields, designs where white ink underbase covers the areas that customers would expect to be able to see through will be rejected.
This option allows for a custom white ink underbase to be created. To do this, a second design area is unlocked where the white ink underbase can be defined. White images and text placed in this second design area define where a white ink underbase is printed, black images and text define where no white ink underbase will be printed.
This option allows for a custom white ink underbase to be created. To do this, a second design area is unlocked where the white ink underbase can be defined. While images and text placed in this second design area define where a white ink underbase is printed, black images and text define where no white ink underbase will be printed.
The best part of Minted's custom postage stamps is that you can use personal photographs that you upload right onto the site, whether you choose to feature your new dog, child, or fiancé.
There are custom options for your Save the Date, holiday greeting card, or year-round missives that range from your family name in your choice of colors to something more abstract and unique. You can filter options by category (baby and kids, holiday, stationery and occasions, and wedding) as well as color options and pricing. You can get them in three postage weights: one oz (50 cents), square or two oz (71 cents) or postcard (35 cents).
Stamps.com®, a leader in online postage has been approved by the United States Postal Service as a provider of PC postage in 1999. Since then, they have offered some really useful solutions for home and small business mailing. One of the most fun was launched in 2004, making it the first customized postage you could buy in the United States. Now you can order stamps that celebrate an event in your life; a wedding or special anniversary, graduation, a new baby, a new home, an adorable pet.
Build your brand by featuring a new product, upcoming event or customize your mailing by using your own company logo. These are also really great gifts for friends or family to treasure for years in a frame or scrapbook.
No, these are much more than self adhesive pictures that look like stamps, they actually work as real US Postage! These are good for any domestic mailing, honored as regular postage in the denomination you purchase. They are available from 28 cent postcard stamps to 44 cent first class letter to $4.95 for mailing packages. These are not yet approved for international mail, but are honored as US postage for delivery anywhere in the US. If you are concerned (because there are imitators), make sure there is a USPS logo or look for PhotoStamps® brand to make sure your postage is genuine.
The stamps try to keep your image size as large as possible while keeping the stamp size reasonable. The image area is square 1.1 inches x1.1 inches. To give you a rough idea of the size, here is a comparison of the image display area compared with a standard U.S. quarter.
There are 20 PhotoStamps to a sheet and the minimum order size is one sheet. They do cost more than the amount of the postage, but the more you order, the better deal you get. They are available in high volume, with rolls of up to 10,000 stamps. Regular volume orders ship in about 3-5 business days. Rush orders can ship in as little as 1-2 business days with quicker delivery options.
The USPS has authorized companies (such as Minted, Zazzle, etc.) to let people create custom stamps for holiday mail since 2004. These companies let you choose from thousands of Christmas-themed postage stamps or create your own using monogrammed initials, a family photo, etc. You could tailor the look and feel of the stamps and perfect your Christmas card by finishing it off with a custom stamp on the outside of your envelope.
Unfortunately the USPS ended their custom postage program in the summer of 2020 after 16 years of offering personalized postage. Companies such as Minted, Zazzle, and Shutterfly.com are no longer allowed to print custom postage for Christmas cards, weddings, birthdays, Hanukkah, etc. It is no longer possible to buy or create custom postage stamps (though there are many USPS holiday-themed postage stamps available).
We are sad that companies like Minted and Zazzle no longer offer custom Christmas postage stamps. We hate to see it end, and hope that in the future the USPS will reverse their decision to terminate the program so once again people can mail holiday cards and letters with personalized postage.
In lieu of that service, the USPS offers a number of Christmas-themed forever stamps. While these designs fall short of the personalization that custom postage offered couples, these holiday-themed stamps do let you add a festive touch to your holiday cards, letters, and other season's greetings.
Before making the decision to order a custom stamp, make sure you check with the USPS to see what regular stamps with different themes they are offering. These non-custom stamps are less expensive (pay just the face value!) and can be used on the outside of your Bar Bat Mitzvah invitation envelope or for the RSVP and/or thank you notes.
The big difference? Stamps.com requires a monthly membership and you actually print your custom postage at home. Photostamps.com does not have a monthly fee, and your custom postage will be mailed to you. If you do not already have a Stamps.com account (for business or personal use), make sure you place your order through Photostamps.com.
How do these sites differ from ordering directly from Photostamps.com? The stationery sites offer fewer denominations of postage (most have only a .55 stamp) and the cost per stamp remains the same whether or not you order 1 sheet of 20 or 10 sheets of 20. Since many of these sites offer discount codes, be sure to see if you have a valid code that would help to bring the cost down.
Always look for a USPS logo or look for the PhotoStamps® (single word) brand before you purchase any customized postage product anywhere on the Internet. When you see a logo like the one above or you see the PhotoStamps trademark, you can be assured that the U.S. Postal Service will accept your mail and process it without delay. Be careful because there are many imitations out there that are nothing more than photo stickers! PhotoStamps from Stamps.com is the original customized postage product and is always genuine U.S. Postage. 781b155fdc