Some of you may recall that I started a postcard ‘ring’ back in 2006 on a different blog. I’ve loved giving and receiving postcards since I was a little girl, though. I’ve told a fib. I never got any as a child. My mother and Old Helen(like a grandmother, her property abutted ours, we shared grazing lands, firewood, produce from garden, vineyards, etc.) got postcards and I would beg to look through them over and over.
This week, I received a fairy and an old redhead from one redhead to my redhead!
Laurie (Canada) also sent a sheet of .60 stamps, which helps. Interestingly…since I normally send postcards — and I buy directly from the counter at the Post Office, I looked up what I’ll need to pop them up to the standard rate.
My post office has been charging me .85 to mail A POSTCARD to Canada. Erm…Per USPS, first class large postcard = .46 and normal postcards should be .33.
I’ve been gouged, I say, I say!
And USPS cries that nobody uses them anymore? Well, I’ve been regularly paying MORE THAN DOUBLE. I just said a very bad word that starts with a c and ends with mostly consonants…with one vowel.
ANYWAY I still love to send and receive postcards, even if they have to go through the USPS, who are obviously villains.