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Monday, April 18, 2011

Return to Sender

Ever since I moved a few months ago, I've been looking for a new return address stamp. Of course, I can never just do things the *easy* way and order one from Office Depot and be done with it. I decided to take a gander on Etsy for something less run of the mill and found a variety of sellers making gorgeous custom calligraphy return address stamps- they hand letter the calligraphy and then laser-engrave it into a stamp. Genius! I may never write my address again...

I'm going to order the "Katie" style from TrialbyCupcakes. She also offers self-inking stamps (which is great for someone like me who will inevitably end up covered in ink if I try to use an actual inkpad). This seller seems to have the best combination of style and value- $35 for a regular stamp and $45 for a self inking stamp- and has several calligraphy styles to choose from. 

A bit pricier- and I'm not sure this is available in self-inking- but this Custom address stamp by Angeliqueink is simply exquisite, isn't it?

For something a bit less formal, I love the whimsical Custom address stamp by Lettergirl. She has a variety of darling styles to choose from. You can pick from many fonts and add whatever graphic embellishment you so desire.

Another gorgeous one- the Holly style by Emillies. Isn't it amazing people can actually write like that? And that what you're seeing is a stamp, and not actual calligraphy?

And of course, something low key- but still very stylish- is the Typewriter style by NoteTrunk. I love how retro it is.

Calligraphy is always looked at as such a "one time only" luxury- something to be used for wedding invitations or formal dinner menus, but not many times in between. Thus, I love the idea of a calligraphy stamp that can be used over and over, adding a touch of elegance to day to day life. Wouldn't these be a fabulous gift for someone who loves paper? And when the recipients of my letters remark that I have such amazing handwriting, of course I'll just smile and nod! Ha!

9 comments:

Lalla said...

Those are all super cute and I love the calligraphy aspect of it! I have a roll of stick-on return address labels still, but I may have to order one of these myself!

Barbara@HausDesign said...

I love these! Would make a great housewarming gift too...although I want one for myself when we finally get the dream house built so we know we'll be there to stay! I'm going to add her to my favorites on etsy for future reerence!
http://bjdhausdesign.blogspot.com/

Julie said...

What a great idea! I've been looking for something like this. I'll have to check some of these out. Thanks!

Jenn @ Living Luxe for Less said...

Oh I need to get one of these stamps! I have unfortunate handwriting and this would at least help my correspondence look a little neater. I am going to look into these stamps now...thank you MOS!

Kerry said...

Love this! Its just another thing I had no idea existed. I think I like the more formal one and agree with you that self-inking is the way to go.

Averill said...

Love 'em. Totally picking up one for my sister who is in the process of moving to her first house.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

you girls are a bad influence. I just ordered one -thanks!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

I like the Holly style and the style you chose best!

The French Tangerine said...

Thank you so much for doing this post! I've not only ordered a stamp, but I think I'm having her do the font for my header and my side bar titles on my blog!! Watch for the switch!

Jan
The French Tangerine
http://www.thefrenchtangerine.com/

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