Invitation Maven

Fun with Postage – Dress up your envelopes with vintage stamps

One of my favorite ways to complete an invitation suite is with a custom postage stamp. It tells guests that there is something special inside the envelope and gets them excited to see what it is. Unfortunately, the United States Postal Service will be discontinuing its personalized postage program. According to a May 7, 2020 … Read more

Use Custom Postage to Complete the Bat Mitzvah Invitation Design

One of my favorite aspects of invitation design is bringing the design “full circle.” What I mean by this is making sure that each element of the suite complements every other element in of the suite. As a designer, my favorite designs are the ones where the pieces aren’t all “matchy-matchy,” meaning where every piece is exactly the same design except for the details. Those are always nice, too, but what’s the most fun is when some of the pieces are a little different, and when put together into the full suite, all complement each other.

Not only is it important for the inside pieces to have cohesiveness, but it’s also important for the OUTSIDE of the invitation to reflect what’s inside the envelope. The best way to do that is with a custom postage stamp. I prefer Zazzle stamps over some of the other companies. Zazzle offers the widest variety of sizes, and their product is superior to others I’ve seen. They print their custom postage on glossy adhesive paper, which emphasizes any design and makes the printing *POP*. 

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