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Beware of Canada Post Regulations

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#1 heather007

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    Posted 17 April 2008 - 04:36 PM

    So I just got off the phone with Canada Post and I am not a happy camper.
    I cannot send any type of charm in the mail attached to my invitations [I wanted to use those pretty little seashell charms] because they are against regulations.

    Plus- these are the postal requirements for the standard size of mailing in order to only pay the $0.52 of standard rate.

    Length-140 to 245mm----5.51 to 9.65 inches
    Width- 90 to 156mm-----3.54 to 6.14 inches
    Thickness-0.18 to 5mm--0.007 to 0.19 inches
    Weight-3 to 50grams

    Anything bigger or heavier than this is $1.15 each.

    Plus- RSVP cards need to be bigger than:
    5 1/2 x 3 9/16 inches. If they are smaller they are $1.15 each.

    Conversion thanks to Conversion tables Millimetres to inches


    #2 StephanieMN

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      Posted 17 April 2008 - 04:41 PM

      Yikes- sorry to hear that. Do you have a plan "b"?

      #3 townie princess

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        Posted 17 April 2008 - 04:56 PM

        Could you put them in the padded envelopes for cd's, etc, and only send of the ones with the charms to a select few?

        #4 heather007

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          Posted 17 April 2008 - 04:59 PM

          I'm not certain what my plan B will be. I really want to put the little charms on them. I'm thinking that maybe if I do, considering that they will be "hidden" in the ribbons, then they shouldn't break anything? And they are so small....

          I don't know....


          #5 MissyR

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            Posted 17 April 2008 - 05:17 PM

            Are you talking about putting the charms on the inside or outside of the envelope? I used little shells (with a hole drilled in each one) attached to the boarding passes with ribbon and then put it in the envelope and sent it with Canada Post and it was fine...

            #6 heather007

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              Posted 17 April 2008 - 05:33 PM

              Really? When I talked to the the rep she said that shells would get crushed in the machines. I want to attach the little charms to the actual invitations, not the envelopes.


              #7 heather007

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                Posted 17 April 2008 - 05:36 PM

                Maybe I can send it through the mail then.


                #8 TA Lindsay

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                  Posted 17 April 2008 - 05:42 PM

                  Heather - I also sent some thank you cards through the mail that had shells on them. Come to think of it, I have no idea if they got crushed or not - the only problem I had was the shells made the cards too thick and I had to pay extra postage because it was an irregular size and wouldn't fit through the slot-thingy they have - and therefore had to be hand sorted.

                  But I think you should still be able to put the little charms on the invites, as long as they are inside the envelope - shouldn't be a problem!


                  #9 heather007

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                    Posted 17 April 2008 - 05:51 PM

                    Awesome deal ladies, that's why I love this board.

                    I'm going to go ahead with the charms. I found an amazing deal on ebay $10.00 for 300 of them, so EVERYTHING is going to get charmed. LoL.

                    I still think that I'm going to stay away from the shells though. I want to save those for the Thank you cards and the Programs.

                    Anyone every ordered their shells from Shellhorizons.com before?


                    #10 RyanAmanda

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                      Posted 17 April 2008 - 05:57 PM

                      Heather, if you have time and aren't in a rush to get your invites out, you could try mailing one to yourself and see if it breaks.

                      I completely feel your pain though. I was going to send out boxed invites using the PaperSource box mailers. On Papersource's website they say they're 3/4 inch thick which means it would cost $1.15 to mail. But, in reality they're a tiny bit thicker so it was going to cost me about $10 per invite to mail!!! My advice is not to open any invite threads started by US girls so you don't get upset about how much better they have it when it comes to mailing invites...lol.

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