What services do you provide?
We love all paper things! We curate vintage postage sets and design custom invitation suites, 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. Just visit our "Getting Started" page to learn more!
Where are you located and do you ship?
The Little Postage House was founded in 2016 in Jersey City, New Jersey. In 2019, we relocated to Knoxville, Tennessee, but we still keep a substantial client base in NJ/NYC! We work with clients all over the world and happily ship our orders directly to clients! Please do not hesitate to reach out if you are out of state. On the plus side, Non-Tennesee clients save on sales tax.
Do you have a minimum for orders?
Yes, especially during the busy wedding season. Contact me for more information!
What is your pricing?
For both custom postage and wedding paper, pricing depends on the item and customization. Send us a message and we will be happy to provide you with more details.
What types of printing methods do you use?
We offer a wide array of printing options to meet your need, include digital printing, thermography, screen printing, letterpress, and foil stamping. The majority of our projects are digitally printed. To learn more about the various printing methods, please visit our "Getting Started" page!
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 (including the design process). For custom wedding invitation suites, please allow 6-10 weeks. For semi-custom wedding invitations suites, please allow 2-5 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!
I just found your website and I need my vintage postage or invitations ASAP. Do you offer rush service? What is the rush fee?
No worries! We are here to help and will do our best to meet your timeline! Depending on our production schedule, we may be able to offer you a rush service! The rush fee for vintage postage sets is $25. Invitations incur a 50% rush fee.
I'm a wedding professional. Do you accept editorial requests?
Yes! We love collaborations and providing other wedding professionals with complimentary products! We have general styling kits that consist of our most popular postage stamps and are perfect to take on site and use in your projects year-round! We also accept editorial requests for postage and paper products! Please message me for details!
Do you only design wedding invitations? What about my save the dates and other wedding paper?
We will work on your save the dates, wedding invitations, rehearsal dinner invitations, menus, wedding programs and anything else that you need! Just let us know what you need.
How does this process work?
I like to start off with an initial conversation over the phone or via email to introduce myself and learn more about your wedding! After our initial conversation, I will out together a proposed timeline and mood board for your wedding paper. Based on your feedback, I will prepare an initial design concept for your review and adjust it as necessary! After you approve the final design, your project printed and assembled.
Can you print the envelopes for my invitations?
Yes! We can print the recipient's address, as well as the return address. We ask that you provide an excel of your guest list and have an excel template that we can send you. We also work with various calligraphers for those of you interested in hand lettering.
What kind of paper do you use?
We will use any type of paper in your design to fit your needs. The majority of our printed items are printed using high quality and heavy 110 lb white matte stock.
Can you send me samples of your invitations? I want to see and feel the paper, but live far away.
Not a problem! Samples of our work are available. Please note that samples are general and not specific to a design. We also have swatch decks and paper samples that we can send you.
Do you design event maps? What about a venue sketch?
We sure can! You just need to provide me with the start point and end point and we make the map! For a venue sketch, I just need a couple of photographs!
Can you create a custom postage set for my invitations?
Absolutely! I love working with clients on custom postage sets! Just filled out the questionnaire on the "Getting Started" page and I'll be in touch soon!
I want you to curate a custom postage set for my invitations, but I don't even know how much postage I'll need yet. Is it ever too early to contact you?
Absolutely not! Contact us whenever! The sooner the better. Even if you don't have all of the invitation details ironed out and don't know how much postage you'll need, we can always estimate the postage amount and get started with the design process.
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 sell individual postage stamps? I want to play around and curate my own set!
Yes! Check out the Shop section of our site. If you are looking for something specific and don't see it, just send me a message! We have a ton of inventory that isn't listed on our website yet!
How much postage do I need to mail out my wedding invitations?
That depends on your invitation! The exact postage amount varies depending on the weight, size and shape of your invitations. Before you buy and stick on your postage, I always recommend that clients take a sample of the invitation to the post office and ask them to tell you exactly how much postage will be required. If you don't have a sample of your invitation yet, I can help you estimate it! Just send me a message!
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 borrow the stamp for a few minutes and hand-cancel the postage yourself!