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Save-the-Date Postcards

These charming save-the-dates prove good news can come in small packages, too.




  • Postcards
  • Sticker machine
  • Mini cards and envelopes


  1. Step 1

    Purchase mini cards and envelopes (Motel Deluxe from Paper Presentation, 800-727-3701, made these 2-by-3-inch sets).

  2. Step 2

    Run envelopes through a machine that adds adhesive backing (we used one from Xyron), and affix to postcards (either store-bought or cut from card stock).

  3. Step 3

    2. Handwrite or stamp your wedding information on the cards; tuck them in the envelopes, and seal. Add standard first-class postage, and you're set to announce you've set the date.

Martha Stewart Weddings, Winter 2008



Reviews (13)

  • ajmajerus78 15 Mar, 2015

    I did this for my June 2012 wedding. They were mailed and delivered just fine. Everyone loved them! All of my family lives in KS and we live and got married on the WA coast, so we did postcards from all over WA.

  • smharger 21 Jan, 2013

    Yes! You can mail these. You will have to pay the hand carried price though. They will not put them through the automatic mailer. I had 5x7 sized postcards with a wax seal on the envelope and paid 65 cents in postage.

  • yourhinote 30 Aug, 2011

    Can you actually mail this as a postcard? Last I checked with the USPS, a 'postcard' has to be one flat, rectangular piece. I would love to know if someone has actually mailed these successfully.

  • peace15 2 Dec, 2010

    I haven't made these but I think that permanent double sided adhesive would work great for this project! That is what I use to adhere my self printed address tags on the outside of packages and it is a very secure bond! You can get it at Michael's art store in 8.5 x 11 sheets and then cut them to the appropriate size..... that way there is no drying time either :)

  • grosenheider 10 Nov, 2010

    Anyone who has created these can you tell me what you used as an adhesive and did they arrive intact? Would rubber cement work to adhere them? Also, what did they tell you at the post office, do they have to hand stamp them? Or how did they get through, please advise. Thanks for the help.

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  • JenFeltri 18 Sep, 2010

    I made these and people just LOVED them!

  • FutureMrsP23 18 Aug, 2010

    Did you google "Motel Deluxe from Paper Presentation"? If you can't find them online, try your local Michael's, AC Moore or Joann's.

  • Julyett 16 Feb, 2010

    Hi, can you tell me how to find "Motel Deluxe"? I tried googling them, but actual motels come up, not printers. Thanks!

  • Julyett 16 Feb, 2010

    Hi, can you tell me how to find "Motel Deluxe"? I tried googling them, but actual motels come up, not printers. Thanks!

  • kitty6318 4 Oct, 2008

    i'm actually checking to see if anyone else is actually doing or have done this idea. if so did they arrive at there destination in tact? please let me know.
    thank you the help

  • Darlene50 14 Jul, 2008

    Hi, Great idea. I am getting married on June 9, 2009 and I used a web site to design my own postcards called and they turned out great, we uploaded our photo and sent them to all our friends, thanks, Darlene and Ted

  • BuzyBeePress 14 Jun, 2008

    I LOVE this idea! ! ! I'm the owner of SavetheDateStickers . . . Anyway, I sell little savethedatestickers cards with a cute little envelope. This would be a perfect idea to share with my brides. I'm going to post a link on my site to this page. : )
    THANKS! Deb : )