What services do you provide?
Our focus is in curating vintage postage sets and designing custom invitation suites for weddings. We also design and print custom stationery, birth announcements, bridal shower invitations, and thank you cards. We love creative challenges and are always up for working with clients on new projects.
What is your turnaround time?
Our turnaround varies depending on the project, season and our current work load! For vintage postage stamps, approximately 100 envelopes have a turnaround starting at two weeks. For custom wedding invitation suites, please allow a 6-10 weeks. These time frames are intended to give you a general idea and are not guaranteed. Please contact us with your specific needs and we can give you a more accurate timeline!
When should I mail out my wedding invitations?'
The standard timeline is to mail your wedding invitations six to eight weeks before the wedding—or 10 to 12 weeks in advance if you're having a destination wedding. Save-the-dates typically go out six to eight months before the wedding.
How do I adhere my vintage postage stamps?
Most vintage postage stamps have a gum adhesive on the back that becomes sticky when moistened. So, you can just go the good old fashioned way and lick your stamps. If you want to avoid tasting the old vintage gum (especially if you working with a large quantity of stamps), you can use a moistened sponge. Use a delicate touch and run the sponge along the back of the stamp. Just be careful that the sponge isn't too wet. If the glue gets too wet, it will slide around on the paper before adhering. Finally, you can also use a glue stick (e.g., an Elmer's brand glue stick) to adhere a vintage stamp.
How should I arrange my postage stamps?
The technical answer is that you can place your stamps anywhere on the face of the envelope (i.e., the side with the address). The traditional method is to arrange the stamps in the upper right corner of the face of the envelope. If your return address is on the back of the envelope (instead of the upper left corner), you can also arrange the stamps across the entire top edge of the envelope. Please note that USPS asks that your return address be on the front of the envelope. That said, I have sent out hundreds of letters with the return address on the back of the envelope and have not had any problems.
Do you provide printing?
Absolutely! We print our own designs and also work with great printers to accommodate digital printing, die cutting, foil printing, letterpress, laser cutting and more.
Where are you located and do you ship?
We are located in the Jersey City area and happily ship our orders directly to you! On the plus side, Non-New Jersey clients save on sales tax, so please do not hesitate to reach out if you are out of state.
Do you have a minimum for orders?
Yes, especially during the busy wedding season. Contact us for more information!
What is your pricing?
For both postage and paper goods, pricing depends on the item and customization. Send us a message and we will be happy to provide you with more details.
Do you sell individual postage stamps?
Yes (availability permitting)! Just send me a message and I would be happy to help you.
How much postage do I need to mail out my wedding invitations?
It'll depend on our invitation! The exact postage amount varies depending on the weight, size and shape of your invitations. Before you buy and stick on your postage, go to the post office and ask them to weigh a complete invite so you know exactly how much postage each one requires. If you have any questions are trying to estimate the postage amount, just send me a message and I would be happy to help you.
What is hand cancelling?
When you drop off your letters at the post office, they cancel out the postage so that it can’t be used again. Usually, letters are cancelled by a machine. To avoid the risk of your invitations getting snagged or damaged, you can ask to have your postage "hand cancelled." When an envelope is hand cancelled, the postage stamp is hand stamped to cancel out the postage. Make sure to check with your local post office first to make sure that they have a hand cancellation stamp. If it does, you can ask whether the post office will hand-cancel the postage for you, or if you can take the stamp for a few minutes and hand-cancel the postage yourself.