Our Quiet Life In Suffolk - making the savings last until pension time.
I know exactly what you mean, and I still haven't written mine!Must get my one off to Ipswich for Uncle Bernard!Julie xxxxx
I've been very bad and not written any proper notes/letters to go in cards this year, I owe a penfriend a letter for about 4 months ago -Tut
your 'boring' photo (your words!) cracked me up! The stamps are so pretty. Have a corking start to the week :O) x
Is Preston Drive far from you?Yep that pile of cards in envelopes yesterday was truly riveting!
I'm glad you're back to posting daily. You may think your posts are boring, but reading them is like a visit over the back fence with a good friend and neighbor. Thank you--and I thought the picture of the stamps were great. But then...I am easily entertained, LOL.
Well,shucks, thank you
The Christmas stamps are lovely, although I've only seen the second class one, but I imagine the rest are just as lovely. Don't you think it would be nice if the Post Office issued the equally lovely stamps during the year that they used to instead of just the first and second class stamps? It is a bugbear to me every time I see a computerized white label put on envelopes. It isn't so long ago the post office staff had books with sheets of various denominations and they made the required postage up from these stamps. Stamp collecting seems to be a dying hobby. Sad.Joan (Wales)
I think they do still do special issue stamps through the year, but rarely seen on envelopes. So many post offices have closed I guess most people buy a book of stamps from the supermarket.I've got a stamp collection from when I was about 14 and often wonder if any of them are worth anything, if we ever get really hard up I shall have to find out!
I have only seen the red first and blue second class stamps for many years. If they do other stamps during the year it would be nice to see them in books for a change.I used to collect first day covers in the 80s and 90s and have an album full of them. I'd like to get rid of them, but no-one seems interested. My thoughts are starting to turn towards doing something crafty with them, but apart from decoupage I don't know what. I'll think of something I expect.Joan (Wales)
I too love to see the UK Christmas stamps.They are always nice and nowadays I get very few cards from the UK. I know it is expensive for folks to send a card to the US. We tend to write an email now instead.Pam in Texas.
The price of posting to USA and Canada suddenly shot up a couple of years ago - sadly
I have a policy of buying my stamps a book at a time when I go into the post office. The down side of this of course is that usually I have them all bought before the Christmas stamps come in. They do look pretty.
I thought they were a bit wishy-washy this year, nice to see them though, cheering up envelopes for Christmas
I've been wrapping presents today. Going to try and get the cards done later in the week. I've never heard of Scouts delivering letters before. I love the idea. It's on a par with your mobile library. xx
It started many years ago in a small way with one of the Ipswich Scout groups and has grown to include quite a lot of Ipswich and one or two surrounding villages. There are collection boxes in various shops and the cards and money are just popped in. Then I suppose they are all collected up, sorted and delivered by scouts and leaders. It wouldn't work out here in the country - too wide an area
I was reallllly hoping for Christmas stamps when I bought some on Saturday but NO, boring blue ones!!x
They are nice stamps this year aren't they! xx
At the beginning of this year our postal service announced that they were raising the price of stamps. You can get a roll of 50 stamps at Costco, which I got, and the stamps worked out to about 58cents each. Because they no longer print the price on the regular first class stamps you can use them until gone even if postage has gone up. Had to go to the post office today and a single stamp is $1.00. If you buy them in a booklet of 10 they are 85cents each. It is $2.50 for international. No wonder people are mailing fewer and fewer cards out. It's a shame I didn't have any Christmas ones though.
I have my stamps ready .... I just need to buckle down and write the cards to put them on!!