1.23.2012

Take Note: Postage Increase


Take Note: USPS postage rate increase takes effect

Standard letters are now .45 cents, up a penny. A whole penny. So start sifting through your couch cushions and underneath your car seats to buy your one cent stamps. But only if you do not have the FOREVER stamps - as those are always valid for the current postal rate. Here is a summary of the postage rate increases {via}:
  • First Class Letters (1 oz.) will increase by one cent to $0.45 from $0.44. Each additional ounce will cost an extra $0.20 (no change)
  • First Class Flats (1 oz.) will increase by two cents to $0.90 from $0.88. Each additional ounce will cost an extra $0.20 (no change)
  • Postcard rates will increase by three cents to $0.32 from $0.29
  • Priority Mail retail rates will increase by an average of 3.2% and will start at $5.20 (previously at $5.10)
  • Express Mail retail rates will increase by an average of 4.4% and will start at $12.95 (previously at $12.85)
  • Parcel Post rates will start at $5.20 (previously at $5.10)
  • Media Mail rates will start at $2.47 (previously at $2.41)
  • New Product! Priority Mail Regional Rate Box C is being introduced with a 25 pound maximum weight limit. Prices start at $14.44
  • New Product! Express Mail Flat Rate Box is being introduced at $39.95 with a 70 pound maximum weight limit
For a full breakdown of rates, check the USPS site here.

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Paper Parade: Year of the Dragon

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In honor of the Chinese New Year {the year of the dragon} we are sharing two of our favorite dragon-inspired paper pieces with you. One for more elegant celebrations and another one for the little dragons in your life.

Checkerboard: $160 for 100

Cross My Heart: $12.00 for 10




Day 23: Daily Words

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