A Small Gift

I wanted to get something personal for the Cottage tenant who has been steadily fixing up the Cottage, taking care of the yard, and other truly nice things.

I bought Charlie a greenhouse kit for Christmas.

I like to get people things they wouldn’t get for themselves.

Personalized postage stamps.

I saw that Zazzle.com was  having a 30% off sale so I checked out if it applied to personalized postage stamps.

Custom postage template

It did. I went onto “Custom Postage” then “Photo Postage” where I chose “Small Custom Postage” in a 49 cent denomination.

I chose only to add a photo, no words.

I uploaded my favorite photo of Glade Cottage which I had to “zoom” twice to fill the frame.

Start with a great photograph.

The package arrived in about a week.  The final cost with a 30% coupon was just under $25 for 20 forty-nine cent stamps. As stamps go it’s not cost effective; as gifts go lots of bang for the buck.

What’s your favorite offbeat gift to give or get?


Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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