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Halloween Stamps 2019

  The USPS has four  stamps coming out for Halloween. The Spooky Silhouettes stamps feature digital illustrations with black silhouettes in differently colored backlit windows. The images include a cat, two ghosts, a spider, and three bats. These stamps will be for sale on October 11 and are first class forever stamps (currently .55). For…

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Walt Whitman Stamp

The USPS releases the new Walt Whitman stamp today as it celebrates the 200th birthday of this American poet. This stamp is used for 3 oz mailings. I think it’s a beautiful stamp – the colors, the background, the lone bird.  The Whitman stamps is part of the Literary Arts series by the USPS. Others…

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State Fair Stamps & State Fair Postcards

Last week I wrote about my annual search for the newest postcard from the Minnesota State Fair. What I didn’t think to include was the 2019 release of the State & County Fair Stamps from the USPS this July. There are four images included on this sheet of 20 first class postage stamps. Here’s some…

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Frog Stamps

frog postage stamps

Not everyone loves frogs, but those who do will love these stamps! They go on sale today at the USPS. A sheet of 20 costs $11. Would you like a postcard with one of these frog stamps? Leave a comment and I’ll randomly send up to 20 cards or postcards. You can put your name…

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Sesame Street Stamps

sheet of stamps feauturing Sesame Street characters

These colorful stamps go on sale today, June 22, 2019. The sheet of 16 stamps retails for $8.80 at the USPS site, or wherever new postage stamps are sold.

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New Stamps for 2019

pictures of three new stamps coming out in 2019 dinosaur, muppets and halloween

Am I the only one who loves new stamps? No matter how many I have on hand, when the new ones come out, I find myself ordering more. I had a penpal recently mention that she loves the John Lennon stamps but she can’t bring herself to purchase any more because she has enough stamps…

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First Class Stamp Prices Will Go to .55 Cents on January 27

Love postage stamp

On January 27, 2019 the price of a first class stamp will go from .50 cents to .55 cents. Additional ounces for first class stamps will drop from .21 cents down to .15 cents. The new price for a 2 oz. first class letter will be .70 cents instead of the current rate of.71 cents.…

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Postage Stamps Coming in 2019

Walt Whitman

Here’s a sneak peek at the US postage stamps coming out this year. Some of the subjects include frogs, county fairs, winter berries, Woodstock, coral reefs, and my favorite, Walt Whitman. I can hardly wait for this one! Granted, it’s for 3 oz mailings, so I will have to up my game for oversized envelopes…

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The Great Christmas Card Experiment of 2018 (Part 2)

postcards with stamps

I loved this experiment and thought the cards turned out wonderfully! Between the holiday Washi tapes, the fun Christmas stamps and some decorative holiday stickers – they all worked together to make the postcards festive and personal. (In Part I of this blog series I showed how I created the cards.) I didn’t have a…

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How to Write a Letter

card, stamps, coffee

Many people like the idea of letter writing, but when the time comes to put pen to paper, they get a disconnect in their brain and can’t figure out where to begin. Naturally, there are all kinds of books on letter writing and there are all kinds of letters to write. To keep things simple,…

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