Monday, January 28, 2013

Class #4 and Postal Rates Increase

171/365 Once again: Class of 2013
Class of 2013 has another batch of graduates! They all got shipped to their prospectus homes today.  I hope they get there safe and sound.  It's been so much fun seeing little "Guys" pop up on Flickr.  Thank you everyone for all of your enthusiasm on this silly project!

Today was also the first day of a HUGE increase in postage rates here.  I'm so sad to say that postage rates went up today.  The hardest hit is on international shipping, International First Class rates will go up as much as 60%!  They're really making it difficult for us to do business with other countries.  Boooo! I wish there was a cheaper method to ship, but there isn't.

So new rates are:
US Shipping: $3.50
Canada Shipping: $9.00 (raise from $5.00)
Worldwide Shipping $ 13.00 (raise from $8.50)

This will definitely hit online sellers, especially us dolly folks with less expensive items.  In some cases you'd be spending as much on the shipping as the item itself!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Packaging

Packaging for Guy Hat
I thought I would do a post on how Guy hats are packaged and shipped.  Every hat comes with a polaroid picture of Guy, an "I heart Guy" pin and is shipped in a cardboard shipper. 

 I Heart Guy Stamps
I made rubber stamps for the pin. ^_^

 Workin' Away
Each package comes with an original polaroid photo of Guy!  I wanted to give each hat a personal touch.  If you like nostalgia or shooting with film I highly recommend getting a Fujifilm Instax camera.  It's really fun and great for parties, you can have instant memories to share with your friends.  I think having a physical momento is wonderful in the digital age.
I debated between getting the Instax 210 or the Instax Mini 25.  I went with the Mini for size sake.  I don't think I would ever tote around a HUGE camera other than my Canon 7D.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Batches Go Out!

161/365 Class of 2013 Part Deux!
The Class of 2013: Class #3
Guy giving his students one last lesson in how to lounge before they go to their new homes. 

154/365 Class of 2013
The Class of 2013: Class #2
Guy, the proud papa poses with his clone-lings.

This poor little outcast got falsely accused of ripping a fart.  I believe the culprit is also in the picture!