Custom Postage Stamps

Design your own custom postage stamps and personalize anything you send by way of the US Postal Service.

Think your dog all dressed up in a Halloween costume would make an ideal postage stamp? Well, you're in luck! The US Postal Service now allows private companies to sell postage stamps with personalized pictures instead of the standard designs issued by the Post Office.

Custom postage stamp - a beautiful Guam sunset in the South Pacific

I really want to see what you have put together and hear the stories of your stamp designs.

Use the easy form below to show off your handiwork and the story of your photo - which I'll publish in a web page on this site for our community to see and comment on!

See the ever-growing list of examples of custom postage stamps submitted by readers of this site below. It's a high bar - submit your story and photo stamps now!

Here are a few examples of my personalized postage stamps to get the ball rolling...and it has - check out more stories below.

Show Off YOUR Custom Postage Stamps here!

Have you created a personalized postage stamp that will be the envy of stamp collectors everywhere?

Share your story and show off your personalized postage stamps!

Your Favorite Custom Postage Stamps

Click on the links below to see some great personalized postage stamps. They were all written by other visitors to this page...

Stamp Sheet 
A sheet of stamps observing the use of traffic lights, registration marks and gutter edge. This is a commemorative edition celebrating the use of geometry …

Gutter Pair of Yesterday's Today 
Gutter Pair Custom Postage Stamps In the process of parting with my childhood collection of stamps and thought if only philately made sense beyond establishing …

Custom Postage Stamps : The unfolded geometry of Platonism described by area and uniform scale 
Custom Postage Stamps - I love the idea of Europe being able to establish its global political perspective upon the US, with the UK remaining with a mythical …

Photo Postage Stamp for Christmas cards 
I always like to prepare a photo postage stamp well in advance of the holiday season, because it is always so hectic. In order to alleviate some of …

The Calm of the Surf on Personalized Postage Stamps 
I personalized postage stamps with beach memories. Whenever I feel down, am on low spirit and I don't know where my destiny is leading me to, I go for …

A Stubborn Irish Roadblock Custom Postage Stamp 
An unexpected Irish roadblock is caught here on a custom postage stamp. Most of us are familiar with the frustration of a traffic jam, some of us …

Smile Factory on a Personalized Postage Stamp 
Came from no where, this customized postage stamp with smiles all over. Love and attachment followed. That was 7 months ago and she couldn't have been …

Longing for Home on Custom Postage Stamps 
In 2007 I moved from my home country of England, UK, shown here in custom postage stamps, to be with my husband in San Antonio, Texas. I have lived …

Pickles and Nora My Babies on a Custom Postage Stamp 
This custom postage stamp picture is of my daughter Nora and Boston Terrier, Pickles. My husband is a huge comic book enthusiastic, reading pretty …

Nearly Thrown from a Horse on a Custom Postage Stamp 
Nearly being thrown from a horse, captured in a custom postage stamp, reminds me why family holidays in Turkey are important. It is embedded with a …

Custom Postage Stamps can Save the Tigers 
Custom Postage Stamps can be used to save the tigers by increasing awareness and gaining support. The population of tigers, especially here in India, …

Proposal on the Great Wall captured by Custom Postage Stamps 
In 2007, I took a once-in-a-lifetime trip to China with my boyfriend, with customized postage stamps capturing the spot. I love to travel and was looking …

Indian Trek Memorialized as a Custom Postage Stamp 
This past summer, customized postage stamps were the furthest thing from my mind. I had a month off between jobs and was looking for something interesting …

A First Apartment with my Girlfriend on Custom Postage Stamps 
This custom postage stamp picture is taken from the first day that me and my girlfriend moved into our first apartment together. It was the most closet …

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These custom postage stamps are valid for mailing using the US Postal Service but there are some restrictions as to what pictures you can use. It’s mostly common sense stuff - no copyrighted images, no nudity, no gratuitous violence, drugs, alcohol, etc.

Of course, you do have to pay for this opportunity to express yourself by stamp. You'll pay about twice as much for personalized postage stamps than if you were to buy the first class mail rate US Postage currently being sold by the USPS.

A few companies have jumped into this market to compete for your business since the USPS allowed private stamps in 2006. That competition is great for us as buyers because the prices have come down substantially over the past few years.

There are three main sellers of Customized Stamps (click for more pictures and stories) : Zazzle, PcitureItPostage and PhotoStamps. All of these companies have online submission form at their websites which can be found by using a Google search or on the US Postal Service website where there are direct weblinks.

Custom Postage Stamps - me (very small) in front of Notre Dame in Paris

Maybe it's not something for all people or all mail, but Personalized Stamps make a great gift or to use for special occasion mailings.

A stamp showing a high quality color photo of the happy couple on a wedding invitation really adds a personal touch.  

I'd love to see and hear more so please post any great examples of picture stamps you've run across or designed yourself!

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