Thursday, December 16, 2010

Missive Maven stamps, in honor of my 2-year blogoversary

Missive Maven stamps

To celebrate my Blogoversary (Missive Maven is 2 years old today!), I present my new Missive Maven stamps. I designed and ordered these photo stamps through Zazzle.com and I'm pretty pleased with how they've turned out. Some of them have already traveled out on letters. The first-class letter rate and postcard rate are represented. They are made from my own photos.

You can take a closer look at the image on Flickr.

I am playing around with the idea of a Zazzle store. I have in fact already started one, but I'm not quite ready to share the link.

Would anyone else be interested in buying stamps like this? Should I sell them on Zazzle or is that too opportunistic? Do be honest. Your reader feedback is invaluable to me.

9 comments:

  1. Congratulations! You really link the mailer community to each other. Your efforts are very much appreciated!

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  2. I like your stamps very much, and I love to receive special stamps like this, but I won't buy them. I can't justify the price. A sheet of 20 Zazzle stamps is twice the cost of the same number of stamps from the USPS.

    However, I don't see anything opportunistic about selling your designs. I think there are people who do enjoy adding that extra special touch of a special stamp and are not bothered by the extra cost.

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  3. I love those! They're so unique. I've checked out sites like Zazzle.com before because I love the idea of personalized stamps, but they're waaaay too expensive for a student such as myself. I would consider buying your stamps though, if I had a 'real job'!

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  4. Thanks for your feedback, folks. As an aside, I'm on Zazzle's email list, and I, too, find the stamps prohibitively expensive. Every now and again they have a great sale - like postage for face value, or $8 off per sheet - and that's when I stock up. I never buy them at full price!

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  5. Oh my goodness! I didn't know about those sales! I am going to sign myself up for that email list. Thank you for the tip!

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  6. I wish I could use American stamps - I'd be sticking Missive Maven postage on everything!

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  7. Ditto to what Bianca said. Very cool idea!

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  8. Your stamps look just great but in all honesty, if I was willing to pay the extra cost involved I'd make my own.
    Happy Blogoversary!

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  9. Congratulations! And your stamps are really lovely!!

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