Yay! How come you used so many stamps? I like it!
Well, a) we used so many stamps because each one cost a ridiculous amount to send (a combination of square envelopes and thick paper) and b) we used so many stamps because I just like the way it looks. Most of them have a mix of contemporary stamps and vintage ones that I bought for a song on ebay.
I've never heard the term "hand-canceled" before. I love the look of all the different stamps.
hence the term "going postal." they're a wacky governmental agency!
Oooh, I just let out a squeal at the stamps alone! They look great! When you have some free time, in approximately 6 months when the wedding is done, post some pics of the actual invite! I am betting they're adorable.
P.S. Saying you bought something for a song is adorable!
Congrats! Now you actually have to go through with it, I guess.
Also, that's a lot of f-ing stamps!
What is hand-canceling, and why did you want to do it? I guess I could look this up on the internet but I'm too lazy!
Petit Hiboux -- this gives a pretty good explanation: www.weddingbee.com/2006/08/05/wait-a-minute-mr-postman/
The ever-so-ridiculous timeline provided in a decade old Martha Stewart Weddings insisted on hand-canceling. (For what it's worth, I mailed one to myself both ways -- machine- & hand-canceled -- to see if there would be a difference, and excepting the stamp our invites would not have been mangled by the machines.)
In NYC the "main" post office is the only location that offers hand canceling. That's the one on 8th and 33rd. And the zip code on their stamp is 10001 which is kinda cool.
We got ours on Friday! And I can say without a hesitation or doubt that they are the most wonderful wedding invitations I've ever seen. Everything--from the stamps to the colo(u)rs to the display font to the peek-a-boo insides of the envelopes--is just divine. I can hardly bear to send back the RSVP card because I want to keep it for myself! :)
those stamps are divine. How has no one thought of this before? Someone needs to get Martha on this for a feature!