How Stamps.com Can Help you Send a Birthday Card, or Even a Birthday Cake

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Birthdays are cause for celebration, but they can be also stressful if you're the kind of person who never wants to forget a special event. How can you make Stamps.com work for you when it comes to celebrating someone's special day?

Mailing cakes

Mailing a birthday cake sounds risky, but if you really want to make someone's day, you can follow some guidelines that will help you pull this off. Most cake-sellers would recommend mailing a cake that contains fondant icing to ensure it keeps its shape during transit. Keeping the cake cool is also important, so some recommended tips include freezing the cake prior to mailing, lining the cake with gel packs, and placing the cake within a Styrofoam cooler with plenty of dry ice. Keep the cake snug and secure by using a box that prevents a lot of movement, and cushioning the cake with packing peanuts. In your Stamps.com program, we recommend selecting Priority Mail Express as your mail class.

Mailing birthday cards

Don't want to send a cake? No worries! Sometimes all you need is a birthday card to remind someone that you're thinking about them. If you want to send a card or letter, you can print postage on various envelope sizes, including sizes #9, #11, and #12, and the NCR Greeting Card Envelope (8 3/4" x 5 3/4"). Have a funny birthday card with a strange shape? You can also use our Custom Layout Designer to create custom envelopes and postcards of non-standard sizes. In the Stamps.com software, click on "Envelopes" in the left navigation bar and look for the envelope icon next to the "Printing On" drop-down list. For an extra-special touch, send the card with a Custom NetStamp! This product allows you to put your own image on a sheet of NetStamps labels. Once you design and order your sheet, we'll send you a sheet with your image. You can then run the sheet through your printer and decide what kind of letter or postcard postage you need with our Stamps.com program.

Mailing gifts

If you want to mail a gift like a shirt, mug or book, you can use Stamps.com's powerful platform to select the mail class that will fit your needs. Under our "Packages" section, you can easily print a trackable label on plain paper or on one of our self-adhesive labels. You can create a barcoded shipping label for USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes and receive the discounted Commercial Base rate. If you want to use your own box, just select "Package/Thick Envelope" as your mailpiece and print out a barcoded shipping label. Make that birthday special!


Paul M

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