I love my new address stamp from Vistaprint!
It has been my habit to order peel-and-stick address labels for our Christmas cards. They save a lot of work, and there are some cute designs out there. The problem with peel-and-stick, though, is that you always end up with way more than you need. So far, we haven't spent Christmas in the same home twice to reuse holiday labels, and who wants to use up those snowmen and Christmas tree designs year-round? Not me!
This year I decided to try plain labels that wouldn't just be limited to Christmas. But then I visited Vistaprint's website and came up with another solution entirely; a self-inking stamper.
Designing my stamp was easy. The website offers lots of styles to choose from, and then you simply type in what you want your stamp to say. I chose a cursive font for our names, with a normal, ariel font under it for our address.
The cost can't be beat, either. Your first stamp at Vistaprint is free, so all I payed was shipping, which was under $5.00.
I like being able to fill out envelopes quickly and easily. The stamp always prints evenly and smoothly, and the ink dries quickly, so I don't have to worry about smudging. I also like that my stamp is always at hand. Instead of having several sheets of labels in a drawer somewhere, this labeler sits in my desk caddy all the time, ready to be used.
Overall, I'm a fan of my little labeling stamp. There are only two downsides that I can think of. One, is that the ink is not refillable, so a person would have to buy a whole new stamp when they needed one. (Although, considering our moving record, I'm not too worried about that!) Secondly, Vistaprint sends out a lot of junk email. Once you order something from them, expect to get at least one email a week about their newest sales and promotions. If you have a "shopping" or "survey" email address seprate from your personal email, I would recommend giving them that address instead.