Holiday Procrastinators Will Pay!

How many times have you let this happen to you: 

It’s early fall and you are thinking about this year’s Holiday Greeting cards.  You have your list of family, friends and worthy recipients in mind.  You think how unique and uncluttered it would be to send a Thankgsiving Day greeting card. 

But time slips away.

Veteran’s Day is certainly a card-worthy holiday, but the card selection is not in abundance. 

Time marches on. 

Chanukah seems to go on for days, Christmas is gone before you know it; Kwanzaa seems festive enough, but then it is so close to the Official New Year’s Greeting Day. So overdone.

So you panic, and instead, you do nothing. 

Ahh, but there is a light, or a holiday, at the end of the tunnel.  Nothing says We Are Thinking of You During This Holiday Season like a well worded, well timed, Valentine’s Day Greeting Card.

But this year, if you follow this path, it will cost you.

The USPS is officially raising single piece postage rates effective January 22, 2012.

Some of the more more noticable increases that will affect the Greeting Card givers are:

  • Letters (1 oz.): 1 cent increase to 45 cents
  • Letters additional ounces: unchanged at 20 cents
  • Postcards: 3 cent increase to 32 cents
  • Letters to Canada or Mexico (1 oz.): 5-cent 85 cents

Prices will also change for other mailing services, including Standard Mail, Periodicals, Package Services.  The increases for these vary according to a variety of laws, inflation and the Consumer Price Index.

So, what does this all mean for your Holiday Greeting Cards?

Finish them! Now!

And let us know if we can help in any way.

(A special thanks to Hilary DeMillo @hilarydemillo for allowing us to use the photo above.  The vintage stamps bring back fond memories.)

Happy Thanksgiving!


Paul Strack, CustomXM


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