So as you all know I work for Minted, so I can’t help but share our moving announcements with you here. I was uber eager to get these out so people could 1. start writing us and 2. so we wouldn’t miss out on Christmas cards. Hopefully people won’t mind adding on a few more stamps to get them to us here in HK.
I went with float + taking off by Float Paperie–I just love this design, like I love all of Andrea’s designs. She is immensely talented!I have a twinge of regret of printing this on pearlescent–our shimmer paper–maybe it would have been better on just flat paper (the Mr. thinks so) and yet I was just dying to try out our new-ish paper for my personal use. Regardless, I still like them and was happy I was able to get most of them in the mail State-side where the postage is much more affordable. Of course, it meant waking up in my hotel room at 4am before a day of meetings and stuffing, licking, stamping like crazy! I was so happy to find some great new stamps to dress up the envelope. Are you like me and wait in line at the Post Office just to get stamps that will live up to your stationery? Although I wouldn’t consider myself a huge lover of Modern art, I do love this new series. Isn’t it cool how the stamps are such different sizes?And so I am truly crazy–I also got some of these Scouting stamps because I thought it fit in well with our Asian adventure. Then, yes I really did this, I sort of pick and chose who got what based on what I thought they would like best.
Given that the Post Office lost 3.5 billion dollars in just the third quarter of this year alone (expect another stamp hike again in Jan ’11), I am worried they won’t be around much longer. But while they are still with us, I really wish they would crowd source their new stamps like we do at Minted with cards.I wish they had some Mother Teresa stamps after my long wait in line, because I might have considered mixing those in, too.