Resources for Finding the Perfect Stamps & Envelopes

Resources for Finding the Perfect Stamps & Envelopes

Sarah Rainwater
Nov 1, 2010

A perfect holiday invitation or card deserves to arrive in the perfect package, not a plain-Jane white envelope with the standard liberty stamp. Here are some great resources to help you get creative with your shipping.


Verde Studio on Etsy offers expertly curated sets of unused vintage stamps (image 1).

• It might seem obvious, but at the USPS online shop you can find a range of stamps that aren't always available in your local post office. Check out some of the additional postage for less-common options (image 2).

• Upload your own photos and artwork at to create custom limited edition stamps (image 3).


Paper Presentation sells a range of envelopes in beautiful papers, including the unique glassine options shown above (image 4).

• For almost any color and size of envelope you can imagine, check out, where you can also have your envelopes custom printed (image 5).

• Paper manufacturers offer envelope samples, sometimes for free in small quantities, or in packs of larger quantities. For envelopes made from top-of-the-line quality papers, visit Mohawk Fine Papers — which includes Strathmore papers as well as their own eponymous collection — or Neenah Papers, maker of the gorgeous Cranes and Eames paper lines.

Images: 3, Custom Stamp Designs by Sarah Rainwater; others as linked above

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