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Attention! Planning Your Christmas Stamps

Discussion in 'Christmas Home' started by Jeff Westover, Sep 9, 2018.



  1. Jeff Westover

    Jeff Westover Chief Santa Tracker Christmas Crew MMC Founder

    We have just updated the Christmas Card Exchange List for 2018 and we're up to 33 names as of today. That's actually a pretty high number for this time of the year. We typically end up with about 65-75 names on the list before we close it out.

    One of things that keeps some folks from joining the exchange is the cost. But I have found that with a little advanced planning the cost really doesn't factor for me.

    The newest Christmas stamps from the USPS won't be out for another month or so but there are plenty of stamps released in recent years the USPS has still available on their website and at post offices. They are $10 for 20 stamps.

    I find that if I get a book of stamps every other week or so from this point forward -- including a book or two of the International stamps -- I have this expense behind me before I even send out cards.

    Also bear in mind that you can still get great stamps from past seasons that the USPS no longer has at all -- like the Charlie Brown stamps from a few years go -- at Amazon. Check this link out for some of their interesting stamps you can order right now.

    How many of you are stamp ready?
     
  2. xmastidings

    xmastidings Santa's Mentor MMC Lifer MMC Donor

    I'm there! I've gotta about 15 books of stamps that are a collection of the past 4-5 years of holiday stamps. Each year, I go out and buy like 10-15 books of stamps with the intentions of keeping many of them for the next few years to come. Yup, I have even have some of those Charlie Brown stamps too!
     
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  3. Ornamentmaven

    Ornamentmaven Snowman Engineer MMC Premiere Member MMC Member

    Great idea. I always use this concept when it comes to buying decorations or gifts - never thought to do it with stamps!
     
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  4. NutmegNan

    NutmegNan Merry Maker Extraordinaire MMC Donor MMC Premiere Member MMC Member

    I plan to send quite a few cards but I do plan to buy in installments-to a degree=)
    I have purchased my international and I have a few former stamps from last year but I have not "preordered" the 2018 Christmas stamps. I cannot explain the "why" behind it but it just bugs me to "preorder" so far in advance. Now when they're available or a few days out I'm all in; Just one of my quirks!
    +h
     
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  5. shrcpark

    shrcpark Merry Forums Elf, 3rd Class MMC Premiere Member MMC Member

    How many international stamps do you all think I need for this Christmas card exchange? How many did you all purchase in years past?
     
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  6. WintersElf

    WintersElf Elf Supervisor MMC Lifer MMC Premiere Member Christmas Talk Alum

    im saving...
     
  7. NutmegNan

    NutmegNan Merry Maker Extraordinaire MMC Donor MMC Premiere Member MMC Member

    Last year I didn't use international stamps but used reg postage in the correct amt. This year I have 20 purchased so far, I hope this helps some!
    Can anyone estimate from past years???
     
  8. MerryCarey

    MerryCarey A Voice from the North Christmas Crew MMC Lifer Knights in the Service of Santa MMC Donor Louann Jeffries Award

    Just a reminder ... you’re not obligated to send a card to everyone on the list. So don’t get too wound up about how many stamps you have to get. Make it easy on yourself.
     
  9. WintersElf

    WintersElf Elf Supervisor MMC Lifer MMC Premiere Member Christmas Talk Alum

    i have one international stamp from last year..i do hope to get more..since i dont send over seas..but i want to this year..fingers crosses..
     
  10. missiechick

    missiechick Will Work for Coffee MMC Lifer MMC Premiere Member

    My records show I purchased 16 international stamps last year. I may have saved one or two because I collect stamps.
     
  11. MerryCarey

    MerryCarey A Voice from the North Christmas Crew MMC Lifer Knights in the Service of Santa MMC Donor Louann Jeffries Award

    So getting cards from all over is DOUBLY fun for you, because you get to collect the stamps!
     

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