Monday, May 3, 2010

Hand-Cancelled Envelopes: Round 2



Awhile back I had posted about my frustrating experience with the post office and hand-cancelled envelopes. From that experience I had totally given up my post office hand-cancelling any of my important cards, invitations or announcements. They simply wouldn’t do it!



I’m happy to report, I have officially changed my mind about that issue. Last week I dropped by a smaller branch of our local post office, hoping to slide in and make sure everything weighed no more than 44 cents worth of postage. The two gentlemen working at the tiny desk helped me out tremendously by hand-cancelling all of my envelopes, and showing me the gorgeous new love stamps for 2010! I’m thinking the 8 month baby bump I’m sporting might have had a hand in the free hand-cancelling (which is usually 20 cents per envelope), but I’m okay with that!


If you’re finding yourself in the same situation, I highly recommend searching for a smaller post office in your area, and visit them during a slow time in the day to ask about the details of your mailing. It just might be the difference between hand-cancelling and running it through those dreadful machines!


Image courtesy of: On A Limb Paper.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

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for more wedding day ideas and lots of FREEBIES!

Courtney said...

What did the new stamps look like and did they tell you when they would be released online???

Kristin said...

I'm sorry, I probably should have clarified on those stamps. They are the new Love stamps, and you can find them online here:

https://shop.usps.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10001&storeId=10052&productId=10006803&langId=-1&parent_category_rn=10000003&top_category=10000003&categoryId=10000068&top=&currentPage=0&sort=&viewAll=N&rn=CategoriesDisplay&WT.ac=10006803

Anonymous said...

I took your advice and went to a small post office for my wedding invites! Thank you. There were no hassles whatsoever!

christylea said...

Oh! What great advice! When we sent our Save-the-Dates my post office wouldn't even run the envelopes through a machine for me, but made me go over to the counter and peel and stick every stamp myself! I was a little peeved, but now I know I can get this done! Thanks!