By Michelle Graff
Did you remember that postage rates went up last week? I sure didn’t, and on May 11 I found myself wishing I hadn't decided to drop off some letters the day before.
It’s times like these that the Forever stamps make a whole lot of sense, but if you want to go a different route and add a little something extra to your correspondence, the U.S. Postal Office currently has a few different 44 cent options, including this wedding ring stamp aimed at the to-be-married set.

The stamp was designed by graphic artist Ethel Kessler of Bethesda, Md., and photographed by Renee Comet of Washington, D.C.
And as for the wedding bands, which feature a unique hand chaste pattern, they’re not just pretty things to look at on paper. In the chance that a customer comes in with a wedding invitation envelope in hand and is set on having the same bands, you’ll find them through Wright & Lato, a manufacturing company recently purchased by Novell Design Studio.

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