As a mom and having my own family now, I enjoy being able to send out Christmas cards to our family and friends and share that much needed smile I know that comes with opening the mailbox to “old-fashioned” mail. We have several elderly family members across the United States that do not have computers or the latest trends to check an e-mail so by sending out personalized Christmas cards, it keeps them up to date on our family and of course, seeing photos of kids is always sure to give a smile.
The past two years, I’ve enjoyed being able to send out photo cards as Christmas cards. Whenever I send out Christmas cards, I always try and make sure that we get some fun postage stamps that match the season. This season, I was excited for the chance to use Zazzle to create my very own custom stamp for an extra special touch to our cards this year. When it came to picking out a picture to add to our own postage stamp, I had a perfect picture of Kelsie and Aubrey that I instantly knew would be the one.
Once I uploaded the picture, it was placed in a “sample” stamp for me to see. From there, I could easily edit the image to fit right or even add text. Since this was an outdoor picture and already full of color for itself, I really didn’t feel the need to add to it. Now, when our twins are born, I could easily see adding some fun “Announcing….” text to the stamps used for birth announcements.
Stamps are available in several sizes to best match the envelopes or your intentions for sending and also come in a variety of denominations, including:
- $0.29: postcards
- $0.44: First-class, 1 oz
- $0.64: 1 oz mailings, unusual shapes
- $0.64: 2 oz mailings
- $0.84: 2 oz mailings, unusual shapes
- $0.84: 3 oz mailings
- $1.04: 3.5 oz mailings
- $1.48: 4 oz mailings
- $4.95: Priority Mail (up to 16 oz)