Friday, May 19, 2006

My custom postage stamp press release

I added Postage Pals and custom stamps to my store today and spent a lot of time writing press releases. Here’s one I sent:

Online Store,givitup,Helps People Create Custom Postage Stamps

“Online store, givitup, announces two new products; CafePress Custom Postage, brought to you through a partnership between and, enables the creation of valid USPS postage and Postage Pal™.

Nancy Geiger, owner of the store, says customers can design their own stamps or purchase her designs. “The Post Office won’t allow political or religious designs,” she said, “But, if you want your favorite sport, hobby, person’s name, charity, school or college, your business’s name or just about anything else, we can do it.”

“We especially like photographs of your children, grandchildren and pets.” She added, “They make great gifts!”

Postage Pal™ is your stamp’s alter ego. With these you can accessorize your holiday cards and packages with your own unique holiday spirit, surprise friends your way for birthdays, weddings, showers and other special occasions, deliver unique direct marketing messages for your business or make your favorite cause, message or logo stand out from the rest.

Customers email their requests to and will receive an email confirmation when their product is ready to view and purchase. Or they may shop available designs at

givitup is part of which won a Webby Award, the leading international honor for web sites, as the Best Retail web site of 2005 beating out other finalists: and Home Depot.

Since 1999, CafePress has empowered people to create, buy and sell customized merchandise through on-demand manufacturing and e-commerce services. Powering a network of more than one million independently-run CafeShops™ as well as syndicated and corporate stores, the company offers online retail services for storefront web development, order management, fulfillment, secure payment processing, and quality customer service.

Today, is a global and growing community of merchants who have unleashed their creativity to transform their artwork and ideas into new revenue streams and diverse products.”

I also practiced uploading photos to the stamps and love the way they turned out!
I think a sheet of these stamps would make a great gift for any mom, dad or grandparent. Other uses:

Wedding? Send the invitations or thank you notes out with the bride and groom's picture on the stamp.

New Baby? Send the announcements or thank you notes out with the baby's picture on the stamp.

Graduation? Same thing - take a picture of your graduate with the cap and gown on and attach the stamp to the announcement, party invite or thank you note!

The list is endless!

Check out
The postage section is at the bottom. While there drop in on Custom orders right next to it. I have a few items of other things you can put photos on. These are great Father's Day, wedding and graduation gifts!

Below is my “baby” who just turned 19!

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