Postage goes up next month. May 11th to be exact. It's going up another .02 cents. It'll be nearly .50 cents to send a little note to someone!
"Every year now!" the postman told me. I don't know why I was so shocked. I guess because I feel the cost of postage is in my line of business. I wanted to tell him how worried this made me. Worried that people will stop mailing things--simple things, like cards. Of course, no amount of complaining about it is gonna stop it.
Besides, people just don't mail like they used to. I have a collection of letters from a boy to his mother. Written during WWII, he wrote her a letter a week for one whole year while he was in the service. She numbered each envelope. Postage was about .03 cents and he didn't have to pay for it most times--the army did. Even still, if we didn't have to pay for postage, I'm afraid letter writing is a dying art. That's really sad to me. Especially since I spent this past weekend making a new card line...
I'd love to propose a sort of mail project. To anyone that promises to send out four letters before May 11th. If you email me your address (firstname.lastname@example.org), I'll immediately send you four random cards from 8mm Ideas.