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    I'm seeing some beautiful card lo's on here. We are thinking of doing home-made cards for our card ministry at church...figuring it would also be a good fellowship thing. But one question I have. How much postage are you having to put on these cards. There are beautiful, but I'm not sure we can do the postage for everyday use.
    Thanks for the input.

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    I'm not sure of the exact postage, but I use two stamps because I know one isn't enough. But you really only need about ten cents extra. And I think some of it depends on how bulky the envelope is as well.
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    I have not made or mailed any of the square cards, but I know those cost more. Thicker lumpy cards (with pop dots or thick chipboard) cost 17cents extra. that is all I know. Maybe someone else can chime in with their experiences.

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    WEll, 2 years ago the postage for our 40 Christmas cards was over 50 cents each- DH came home from the Post Office and said YIKES! (actually that is the PG version of what he said )

    I try to keep it under control when designing a card, but this year I made them heavy again, so to solve the money problem - I am only sending the handmade ones to closest family & friends.

    The rest are getting printed ones I designed on the computer and embellish lightly with stickles.

    SO postage if it is an issue, is something to keep in mind when designing and assembling your cards.


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    I did cards for my church's pastor to use and just kept them fairly simple. Here's a link to one of them. simple card
    I've also used photos of sunsets, flowers, etc. with card corner punches.
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    Thanks for the input. Keep it simple, huh? Actually 17 cents isn't bad. For some reason I was thinking it would be about $1.70 to send, and that would be way too much for church.

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    I didn't realize that if the cards weren't oblong they would take more postage, I saw it on the news the other day! So I will only send the handmade ones to special people. I asked at the PO on Monday and she said it would be the .17cents. So, guess I will have to get a bunch of them too.

    Very pretty card too!
    Grandma to Hunter, Autumn and Xander!

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    This week I also found out that heavy cards, over 1 oz., are also the extra .17 cents even if they are standard envelopes. But it takes alot to make a card that heavy. Mine had been stuffed with a shaker box and a clear stamp- so I paid .17c for the hand cancellation for thickness, plus .17c for extra weight, in addition to the .41 cent postage!

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    I think the growth in handmade cards is going to save the Post Office!
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    The PO has a template that they use to determine if something is within normal postage stamp range. Anything over an ounce or over the template size gets charged an extra $.17 over the $.41. It would cost you $.58 to mail one over the template, one ounce guideline.

    I bought a handy little PO template (none of ours had an extra one ) at Greensneakers.com. When I make my cards I know right away if it's going to cost me more . You can see the template here:
    http://www.greensneakers.com/R77510
    costs $1.00, make you wanna holla, lol!


 

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