Fun Stamps

cartoon monsters postage stamp

New stamps are regularly released at the United States Postal Service. This whimsically fun Message Monsters stamp assortment will be available on September 24, 2021. On Sunday, August 29, 2021, the cost of a first class stamp in the US will go from .55 to .58. Of course, the Forever stamps are automatically honored at…

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World Postcard Day is October 1

hand holding pen writing a postcard

October 1, 2021 is World Postcard Day. Did you know that there is an official postcard for this occasion? Visit the website for more information and to find out how you can download and print the official postcard. What’s the protocol? Writing the postcard on World Postcard Day? Writing the cards and having them ready…

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Today is National Book Lover’s Day is August 9

book lover words with an illustrated short pile of books

Monday, August 9 is National Book Lover’s Day! Next to letter writing and mail, I am all about books! I usually have 2-3 books going at a time including a fiction book (general fiction, mystery, or sci fi), a nonfiction book, sometimes a young adult or middle grade novel, and often an audio book. Here…

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Postage Rate Increase August 29

uncle sam on bicycle stamp

Some postage rates common to letter writers are increasing in just a few weeks for the second time this year. Regular first-class mail will increase from .55 to .58. Additional ounces will remain at .20 per ounce. The postcard rate for regular size postcards in the US will go from .36 to .40. I didn’t…

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Contest Winners

red fountain pen

We had two contests featured in our May 2021 edition and now we’d like to announce each of the winners! The Ferris Wheel Press contest featured a Scribe Ballpoint Pen in a color chosen by the winner. The winner is Fonda R of North Carolina who selected RED CARPET. Congratulations, Fonda! The second giveaway is…

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