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#1 starrysim

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    Posted 02 January 2011 - 01:59 PM

    Are there any special considerations for sending magnets in the mail?  DF is worried that they will get stuck to postal equipment or mailboxes. We've ordered our STD magnets from vistaprint, but they don't come with envelopes.


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    #2 mochamakes3

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      Posted 03 January 2011 - 09:03 AM

      We ordered matching postcards and magnets from vistaprint. I ordered the envelopes with the postcards and we sent them across Canada and the US without any problems.



      #3 clgriffi7

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        Posted 03 January 2011 - 09:16 AM

        Same here - we did a small magnet and then ordered postcards and their envelopes all from Vistaprint.  We put additional wording on the post card that would not fit on the magnet.  I used a glue dot to attach the magnet to the postcard and mailed them off with 1 stamp each.  No problems with getting them delivered across the US.

         

        Originally Posted by mochamakes3 

        We ordered matching postcards and magnets from vistaprint. I ordered the envelopes with the postcards and we sent them across Canada and the US without any problems.





        #4 starrysim

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          Posted 03 January 2011 - 10:11 AM

          I hate the vistaprint website!  I can't find anything on there, and definitely did not see matching envelopes. grrrr.  Are the envelopes just plain, or is there anything special about them?  ie. if you put a magnet into the envelope, will it stick to the fridge?  I have some paper at home that I can use as backing, and just cut slits in the corners or use a glue dot.


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          #5 mochamakes3

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            Posted 03 January 2011 - 11:10 AM

            Once you design the postcards you can choose options for envelopes, blank, designed, etc. The ones I ordered were plain, so yes, you can just use plain paper and an envelope. Depending on how thick the paper is, it may or may not adhere as a package. We cut slits in ours, but some people mentioned that the magnet was loose.



            #6 starrysim

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              Posted 03 January 2011 - 05:37 PM

              I don't know how I missed the envelopes. There was a bunch of stuff during checkout, tote bags and mugs and all sort of stuff, but I don't remember envelopes.  But if they're not "special" envelopes then I guess it doesn't matter, I'll just pick some up at Staples. thanks!


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              #7 ryan190

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                Posted 04 January 2011 - 12:27 AM

                Just make sure there is a sticker backing otherwise they may stick to unwanted items.  Also, make sure they are tasteful because your relatives will have these on their refrigerators for years to come and you don't want something embarassing hanging on the refrigerator.

                 

                Originally Posted by starrysim 

                Are there any special considerations for sending magnets in the mail?  DF is worried that they will get stuck to postal equipment or mailboxes. We've ordered our STD magnets from vistaprint, but they don't come with envelopes.








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