In days gone by, although I didn’t make my cards, I sent out a fair few.
Working in an office of about 75, I had dealings with practically everyone and there was a staff post box in the lobby where we would deposit our mail for each other and the messengers would deliver it to the relevant departments concerned. I can’t remember if there was a nominal charge or donation for each ‘posting’ but as it was an American bank and how community spirited they were (good citizenship was one of their key policies), there probably was and the proceeds would have been sent to charity.
I went through my address book today and was stunned that I had 30 people still listed, though some of those I haven’t heard from in a couple of years. Second class stamps are 61p each, whereas first class is 70p, so it was a trip to the post office today to get some festive ones for the occasion. Hubby couldn’t believe I needed so many, after all I said I was cutting back, but compared to the fifty or so from yesteryear, I have to a degree.
Usually I begin to stock up with my stamps prior to December, but they would be of standard issue and not ‘pretty ones’. At the end of the day though, they cost the same and because they state ‘2nd class’ rather than a monetary value, even when they go up each year, they remain valid.
As I look at the bumper bag of cards I’ve made in readiness, I am hoping I have enough!
I also have a few neighbours to think of and of course the darts team, but at least those won’t be posted!
Card making session June 2019
No wonder our poor postie is suffering with his back and shoulder as well as his feet!