Christmas Cards

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    Does anyone still send out Christmas cards? I still do. I've noticed that I've hardly received any this year (so far, I've received two), a lot fewer than last year.

    I have a feeling that people aren't sending out Christmas cards because postage rates are now at 39 cents per first class letter... that's $3.90 for 10, $7.80 for 20, $11.80 for 30...

    I wonder if anyone has stopped sending out Christmas cards, and if so, why?
     
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    We send out a boatload, even to people who live next door to us. Don't ask me why this is done in this town. I cannot answer that. I send out between 40-45, and receive usually 45-50.
     
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    We see fewer every year. I blame it on email.
    Not that we get lots of Christmas e-cards, but just that people are out of the habit of mailing anything.

    Are stamps really 39 cents? Now I have to go to the Post Office so I can mail all of the cards I wrote last night. Grrrr.
     
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    I get less than I used to, but I skipped sending them for about 5 years, so it's to be expected. The past two years, I mail about 30. Only to people I really like. I get more back. :embarassed:
     
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    Get ready, stamp prices are going up again at the first of the year. That's why most stamps they printed this year didn't say ".39" on them.
     
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    Where did you hear that? I looked at the USPS site and did a google search and could not find anything.
     
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    Maybe it's not the first of the year, but it's sometime early '07. I work at the UPS Store, so we do a lot of business through the post office. Got the insider's scoop.
     
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    The USPS is trying damn hard to put theirselves outta business aren't they.

    The sooner the better IMO.
     
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    I agree, but isn't the whole reason that the USPS half-asses it so much because they are essentially incapable of being put out of business, it being a governmental organization and all?
     
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    You got it.
     

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