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MazeRat7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 06:09 PM
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Hummmm... "create your own postage stamps"....this could be fun!!!
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 06:14 PM by MazeRat7
So I've been hearing this commercial on AAR and figured I would visit the web site

Seems to me there are some real possibilities here...

I would have really loved to have mailed my holiday cards with a "personalized" message specifically from me.

You know stuff like, "Impeach Bush", "Bush is a punk-ass chump", or maybe one of the many unique and entertaining photo-renderings we see here on DU.


Anyway, I think you get the idea. So if you are one of those folks that still actually use postal mail, you might consider this as a sort of postal-blog for everyone that touches your letter to see.

Have fun with it...

MZr7


Note: I am not associated with that web site in any manner, this was just an "idea" I wanted to share.
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nottabubba Donating Member (266 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 06:17 PM
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1. WPE
Tehy weren't too enthuusiastic about accepting bartcop "Worst President Ever" as a stamp.
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 06:17 PM
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2. Terms and Conditions
Check part B

You agree not to use the website or service:

A. To upload, order for print, or otherwise transmit or communicate any material for any unlawful purpose or that is obscene, offensive, blasphemous, pornographic, sexually suggestive, deceptive, threatening, menacing, abusive, harmful, an invasion of privacy, supportive of unlawful action, defamatory, libelous, vulgar, violent, or otherwise objectionable;

B. To upload, order for print, or otherwise transmit or communicate any material that depicts celebrities or celebrity likenesses, regional, national or international leaders or politicians, current or former world leaders, convicted criminals, newsworthy, notorious or infamous images and individuals, or any material that is vintage in appearance or depicts images from an older era;

C. To upload, order for print, or otherwise transmit or communicate any material that you do not have a right to transmit or communicate under any contractual or fiduciary relationship or which infringes any copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual property right or any moral right of any party;

D. To upload or otherwise transmit any material which is likely to cause harm to any Stamps.com service or anyone else's computer systems, including but not limited to that which contains any virus, code, worm, data or other files or programs designed to damage or allow unauthorized access to any Stamps.com service or which may cause any defect, error, malfunction or corruption to the service; and

E. To upload, order for print, or otherwise transmit or communicate any material that emulates any form of valid indicia or payment for postage.
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MazeRat7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 06:20 PM
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4. Well that about bakes it... never mind. *sheepish-grin. -nt
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twilight_sailing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 06:19 PM
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3. Well, hell
"You agree not to use the website or service:

A. To upload, order for print, or otherwise transmit or communicate any material for any unlawful purpose or that is obscene, offensive, blasphemous, pornographic, sexually suggestive, deceptive, threatening, menacing, abusive, harmful, an invasion of privacy, supportive of unlawful action, defamatory, libelous, vulgar, violent, or otherwise objectionable"

That just takes all the fun out of it. ;)
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pnorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 06:20 PM
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5. That thought also ocurred to me (as it must have to everyone else here on DU.)
But if you read the fine print, you'll see that most of the ideas that might have crossed your mind (heh heh!) are specifically prohibited.

But, with a little imagination, some very effective messages are still possible. I have a block of such stamps that I ordered from a site I found on DU. It's the "peace symbol", with a yellow ribbon affixed. Quite eye-catching!

pnorman
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 06:24 PM
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7. Didn't some clever evilDUer do a stamp when this first started
M (pic of a peach) W

Seem to recall that. Perhaps the USPS caught hell and had to tighten the rules?
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DawgHouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 06:56 PM
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9. that is very clever!
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roody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 06:24 PM
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6. If you get the return address labels with animals,
draw a talk bubble from their mouth and write "Impeach Cheney first!"
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E.R. Strooley Donating Member (16 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 06:26 PM
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8. Yeah, some recent holiday cards used them...
...and they had their dogs on 'em - very cute!

E.R.
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Mend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:52 PM
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10. I had stamps made with my dog on them through
Little Lotus Hearts, a Buddhist center at littlelotushearts.com. I emailed them a digital photo and they sent them to me. A little expensive for any old thing, but great on my holiday cards.
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MichaelHarris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:56 PM
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11. They turned down
two of my photographs:





They accepted these two though:



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