I tend to only order between 30-50 cards for our family stationery – that way I keep things fresh with updated styles or new pictures. I just love sending letters in the mail. Be it a quick thank you card or a note just because, I love sending so my friends and family aren’t just getting bills and junk in their mailbox. My latest family stationery turned out great. A bit more formal than usual, this 4 x 5 note card came from Shutterfly. It’s just enough room (but not too much) for a note from us.
When I send something out, I like to include special postage stamps. Like these vintage ones below - I think it adds a special touch. If you’ve been reading PSA Stamp Camp for awhile now, you know I’ve used stamps like these on shower invitations, Christmas cards, & birthday invites. This year, I am stockpiling them to use for every day occasions and correspondence.
I am also starting my own postage stamp collection. (There I go being a nerd again!) Every year, I will buy few sets of the specially released stamp sets and store them away for years to come. One day, I will have my very own vintage stamp collection. I wish I had started this idea a few years ago and collected stamps from all the wonderful places I have been around the world. Postage stamps are works of art and so graphic in nature! These stamps from around the world (found on http://www.augustempress.com/) would look beautiful framed.
Of course, no correspondence of mine is complete now without my personalized address stamper by PSA Essentials. I have several, but mostly use my Wallace or Harrington styles.
I am changing the inks and middles up frequently to suit the occasion. I’m using “Joy Peace Love” from PSA Tree-O this January, and will be switching it up with “Love” for February. Of course, if I am sending a birthday card, I usually change it to a Whimsy Cakes stamp.
Switching up the middles is so much fun and brings another element of personalization to your letters. It’s an extra step, but one that usually doesn’t go unnoticed! If you have time this year, try spicing up your correspondence with vintage postage stamps and your personalized PSA Stamper with switchable middles.