Modern telegrams -(STOP)- For real -(STOP)-

Telegrams from Telegram StopIt’s unlikely that you need to let anyone know that the stagecoach is likely to be late or that there’s trouble at the train depot, but why should that stop you from adding a vintage twist to that special message? If you go to Telegram Stop, for under $6 you can send an official-looking old-time-y telegram anywhere in the world. How great is that?

If you don’t mind straying from the retro theme, you can even
include pictures. Send a single message (Congratulations on your new
baby -(STOP
)-) or use their handy bulk interface to send duplicates to
multiple recipients (Baby arrived on Tuesday -(STOP)- Ten fingers and
toes -(STOP)- Family exhausted but happy -(STOP)

Want to use it for
invitations? You can pay a little bit extra for luggage-tag style RSVP
cards, too. How mean would it be to use these as era-appropriate
invitations to my husband’s 40th birthday party? Just wondering.
-(STOP)- -Mir

Visit Telegram Stop to send telegrams anywhere in the world.

[Hat tip: swissmiss]

Mir Kamin is a prolific writer, the author of the popular blogs Woulda Shoulda and, and a former contributor to Cool Mom Picks and Cool Mom Tech.


  • Reply September 13, 2010

    sarah hawley

    Love this. My hubby is out of town and I might just have to send one of these to his hotel today! Great idea.

  • Reply November 10, 2010

    Karen Diller

    Ok, I just noticed on their website that they mail these from Australia so they take a week to deliver, so this just went from “cool” to “stupid” in about 60 seconds. My next plan :: make my OWN fake telegram for about 50 cents !!!

  • Reply December 23, 2011

    kim barker

    this is the coolest idea who would have thought! a friend of mine in nyc told me about getting one a few months back funny how suddenly you see talk about it in all sorts of places.

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