My Stamp of Approval

17 Jun

It’s This-N-That Thursday (TNT)

THIS-N-THAT Thursday is a post that reflects on anything that happens to be creative.

This post features a great product that is available through the United States Postal Service.

image mhl.org.

It is a method that allows you to turn your favorite photos into U.S. postage.  The specially designed stamps are a great novelty that can be used for holidays, special events and announcements.  Anytime you want to add a special impression with your mail, you can add one of your custom-made postage stamps with the face value of a normal forty-four cent stamp.

System requirements:

Windows® Microsoft® Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher;Internet connection;Flash®7 or higher; CD-ROM drive

Macintosh®: Mac OS X v10.3.9 or mac OS X v10.4.3 (Tiger™) or higher; Internet connection; Flash®7 or higher; iPhoto® highly recommended; CD-ROM drive

The kit is obtained at the post office, and the box contains all of the directional information and software. The process is easy. The first step is to upload your photo in the start-up. Step two involves your creativity to customize the image area and the border color.  Next, you are provided a code with your CD  and  simply imput that data.  In step four, you decide on the shipping rate you prefer and then place your order.  The sheet of 20 PhotoStamps are received by mail. 

The PhotoStamps are  real USPS postage stamps! PC Postage Stamps.com is a registered company behind PhotoStamps and is an approved provider of the United States Postal Service since 1999.  When PhotoStamps first launched in 2004, it was the first ever customized postage product in the United States.  Over 45 million PhotoStamps have been sold.

The size of the stamp has a fairly adequate display area being 1.9 inches in width and 1.4 inches in height, still reasonable for most postal applications.  The image you make are printed on a sheet of 20 first class postage stamps. They ship out in 3-5 business days and there is a rush delivery option from Stamps.com’s PhotoStamps® brought to you from the U.S. Postal Service.

I have one kit awaiting my creativity burst.  I am not sure what to show off…my family, my pets, a special event, or promotion of my business or my art.  I think it is a great idea to create your own personal and decorative stamps with meaning.  Don’t you?

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