If you're thinking about posting out some party invitations today, then take a moment just to have another look at the stamp before you pop it on the envelope. Because today, the 16th of September, is a slightly special day for the stamp. On this day in 1968 the Post Office introduce for the first time the two tier postal system which we know and love today. The new first-class stamp, costing 5d, was introduced for the first time, much to the dismay of most people who couldn't see the point.
The Post Office urged everyone to consider the benefits of their new first-class postal service, as they guaranteed to deliver first class mail overnight. Well, those were the days. If you're posting off your party invitations today, at a price around six times the original price, not taking inflation into account, you might be lucky if arrives early next week. Still, once we've had our little moan about the postal service at least we can have some fun with the party invitations themselves.
Whether you're looking at party invitations for children's parties, where you can choose between Thomas the Tank Engine, Peppa Pig, Toy Story and a dozen other popular varieties of children's shows and themes, or whether you're looking to send invitations to adults, we have a wide range to choose from, all of which are certain to cheer up anyone still suffering from confusion as to what the point of the first class postal service really is.
If you are sending out invitations by post and you need an RSVP, then sometimes it's worth popping in either an e-mail address or a phone number, suggesting that the person gives you a call or drops you an e-mail to save time and postage. It is surprising just how many people don't use an RSVP because of the extra time it takes to sort out an envelope, a stamp, and to get to a post box. These days an e-mail RSVP or even a text RSVP is a much more convenient solution, and something that people can do almost immediately your invitation arrives. That gives you a better indication of who is going to be there, and who can't make it.