6/11/08

USA fave things # 3

FREE Address labels from many organisations and charities here!

Even when I was still back in the UK receiving things from the Hubster, I was in awe of all these cool little address stickers he got for free! The day I received my very own labels from some kind charity who had got my name, was a happy one in our home.

We actually only give to a couple of them, but I guess that means we are seen as potential punters, so we now regularly get them sent to us. For those of you in the UK, they are sheets of sticky labels with your name and address on, with a design or illustration on them. The reason they send them, is all mail in the USA is supposed to be sent with a return mailing address on it, so they are needed.

The best part is they are often seasonal! So I will get spring bunnies, pumpkins for Fall (Autumn), christmas ones, patriotic ones and even additional stickers with messages on - all for free :-)

Can't beat that and after 3 years I still enjoy opening them to see what the design is, I'm an easy girl to please!

11 comments:

Little Miss Moi said...

Dear britgal. Hey, I would be loving that too! I live in a stationary free zone, I'm really jealous. I constantly log on to US and UK websites and dream about what I would buy if I had an address in either of those lands! Or, just any land with a reliable mail and courier system, at that.

Caitlin said...

Oh my god, I miss these! And also just paying to get address labels personalized...I have never seen that in the UK!

Brown English Muffin said...

The only sad part is that the only reason that the USA needs a return address on their mail is because they are notorious for loosing mail...so when it finally resurfaces months later they want to at least get it back to the rightful owner if anything else!! LOL

Its Just Me - Daring to Dream said...

I actually just got some from our new insurance agents. Although I rarely used them because people keep mispelling my name, its quite handy when you are in a pinch and need to mail something.

Congrats on your happy discovery!

willow said...

Aren't those neat little things? I have a drawer full of them! :)

Rhea said...

ROFL You crack me up! I was totally not expecting that to be one of your fav things abou the U.S. lol

Gnightgirl said...

I get those also, but with my ex husband's name, or my name spelled wrong. I've yet to get a packet of stickers that has my name correct. Boo hoo.

BritGal' Sarah said...

Just make one small donation and send it back with your name corrected and 'Hey Presto' in they'll pour!

Expatmum said...

I have hundreds too - and they all have the wrong spelling of my name! I have resorted to buying sheets of sticky labels and printing them myself. That's very cool as you can do special labels if you're sending out party invitations, or thank you notes. (Ok, ok, I have no life!)

Vintage Tea said...

How great is that! I love stationary and am just starting to make labels and things with my address on!

Victoria xx

pamokc said...

ooooh i love these things too. and i barely have a need to use them any more since online banking came around! hope your first week of working is going great :) how are the kitties doing without mum around?