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  1. What to buy now from Etsy for Christmas: Custom Return Address Stamps

    Custom Woodsy tree return address stamp, AU$40.15, from Sparkvites' Etsy Shop, via WeeBirdy.com.

    Custom Woodsy tree return address stamp, AU$40.15, from Sparkvites’ Etsy Shop.

    Do you still send out Christmas cards?

    I do. It’s an annual tradition I really love and, and this year, I’m looking forward to getting my three-year-old son involved in stamping all the cards and popping them in the post. And then there’s the joy and excitement of finding a stash of Christmas cards from all over the world in your own letter box!

    What to buy now for Christmas: Custom return address stamps for your Christmas cards, via WeeBirdy.com

    Custom address calligraphy stamp, AU$118.08, from Linea Carta’s Etsy shop.

    But there’s one thing that literally cramps my Christmas style, and that’s writing by hand. Oh my. After writing 30-odd personalised greetings, my hand is barely capable of anything beyond a scrawl. It’s the one annual exercise it really gets, as I rarely write anything by hand anymore. The pain!

    So now we’ve moved to the Treehouse, I think it’s time we invested in a custom-made return address stamp, to save my hand and add a personalised touch to our Christmas cards. Practical and nice!

    I rather fancy the woodsy tree stamp by Sparkvites on Etsy, but it doesn’t quite capture the essence of a treehouse in the middle of the Australian bush. Still, there are loads of personalised stamps in all manner of designs on Etsy, and now is the time to put your order in, as the turn-around could be two-to-three weeks.

    Custom rubber stamp with optional wooden handle, AU$49.59 from Hunter and Co Designs Etsy shop via WeeBirdy.com

    Custom rubber stamp with optional wooden handle, AU$49.59 from Hunter and Co Designs Etsy shop.

    Mountain custom address stamp, AU$76.75, from Sycamore Street Press' Etsy shop via WeeBirdy.com.

    Mountain custom address stamp, AU$76.75, from Sycamore Street Press’ Etsy shop.

    Christmas personalized address stamp, AU$44.87, from Paper Sushi's Etsy shop, via WeeBirdy.com.

    Christmas personalized address stamp, AU$44.87, from Paper Sushi’s Etsy shop.

    Custom hand drawn dog address stamp - any breed, AU$40.15, from Sparkvites Etsy shop, via WeeBirdy.com.

    Custom hand drawn dog address stamp – any breed, AU$40.15, from Sparkvites Etsy shop.

    Custom address bird stamp with hand-lettered calligraphy, AU$64.94 from Paper Sushi's Etsy shop, via WeeBirdy.com.

    Custom address bird stamp with hand-lettered calligraphy, AU$64.94 from Paper Sushi’s Etsy shop.

    Custom address stamp in Modern Caps and Arrows Design. AU$64.94, from Paper Sushi's Etsy shop.

    Custom address stamp in Modern Caps and Arrows Design. AU$64.94, from Paper Sushi’s Etsy shop.

    Custom address stamp with optional wooden handle, AU$53.13, from Hunter and Co Designs' Etsy shop, via WeeBirdy.com.

    Custom address stamp with optional wooden handle, AU$53.13, from Hunter and Co Designs’ Etsy shop.

    Custom rubber stamp with optional wooden handle, AU$49.59 from Hunter and Co Designs Etsy shop via WeeBirdy.com

    Custom rubber stamp with optional wooden handle, AU$49.59 from Hunter and Co Designs Etsy shop.

    What to buy now from Etsy for Christmas: Custom address stamps, via WeeBirdy.com.

    Arrows return address custom stamp, AU$76.75, from Sycamore Street Press.

    What to buy for Christmas from Etsy now: Address stamps for Christmas cards, via WeeBirdy.com

    Joyeux Noël stamp with optional wooden handle, AU$23.03, from Hunter and Co Designs’ Etsy shop.

    Tell me: do you still send out Christmas cards? And which address stamp is your favourite?

    Full disclosure: I’m an Etsy Tastemaker (woo-hoo!) and I hand-picked these pieces for my Etsy Tastemaker page. If you buy something from Wee Birdy’s Tastemaker’s page, I will receive a small commission fee (which would be jolly helpful since Wee Birdy is my full-time job). Please note that I only blog about things I genuinely really like, and think you should also know about. Editorial inclusion on Wee Birdy is based purely on merit and its ability to make me smile (exploding confetti jets optional). Thanks for supporting the brands that make Wee Birdy possible.
    • Peta Dewar

      I love the stamps and I do believe in Christmas cards. It’s one of the few really thoughtful things we do anymore. Spread the Christmas cheer!

    • Kate

      I would be lost in the Etsy woods without your picks, seriously!