While it will only cost a penny more to mail a letter, some shipping prices are going up 6 percent.
Monday, January 7
New cars, health insurance, electronics, college tuition—all of these things are expected to cost consumers more in 2013, according to USnews.com. We're even going to be paying up to 4 percent more for groceries. And, and you can now add the cost of mailing a letter or package to the list of increases this month. While a regular letter or post card will only cost a penny more, rates to ship some packages are going up 6 percent. According to a press release from the U.S. Postal Service, beginning on Jan. 27, it will cost 46 cents, a penny more than last year, to mail a 1 ounce, First Class letter to any location in the United States. This is the second price change for First Class stamps since 2009. Cost for letters of more than an ounce …
Thanks to a U.S. Postal Service program, Santa will reply to children who mail him their Christmas wish lists this holiday season.
Every year, millions of children sit down to make a wish list for Santa, hoping he will make all of their Christmas dreams come true. But what if Santa actually wrote back? The U.S. Postal Service is accepting "Letters From Santa," a program that allows parents and caregivers to play Santa by sending a letter signed by St. Nick to a child. According to a postal service news release, “The ‘Letters From Santa’ program helps parents fulfill the dreams of their own children.” Instructions to send a letter from Santa: Write a letter to your child from Santa Claus and sign it "From Santa." Put the letter in an envelope addressed to your child with the return address SANTA, NORTH POLE. Ensure a First-Class Mail stamp is affixed to the envelope. …