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November 21, 2016

  Thanksgiving is drawing near and, unsurprisingly, the main theme that comes up around this time of year is being thankful… thankful for delicious food, good company, a warm place to sleep, the list could go on and on. We all lead busy lives, so Thanksgiving is a great day to help us truly remember Read More

October 17, 2016

When I was little, I remember going through the catalogs sent to our home and earmarking pages that had items I wanted to put on my Christmas list. From a Barbie Jeep to a Sno-Cone machine, believe me when I say that I bookmarked anything that looked cool, even if I knew the odds weren’t Read More

December 23, 2015

The USPS has a fun program called Santa Mail, sending your child a return letter postmarked from the North Pole. The Postal Service™ hopes to help interest kids in the art of letter writing, penmanship and understanding postage – some pretty interesting and admirable goals. How it works, according to the USPS’s website: Your child Read More

December 3, 2014

The Post Office has offered discounts for mailers that use emerging technologies as part of their mail campaigns, and this holiday season, the USPS is drinking its own champagne. As part of their “This Is Our Season” marketing campaign, the Post Office is launching their own augmented reality app. When smartphone users aim their phone Read More

November 25, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!   “Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.” – Ralph Marston   There Read More

November 10, 2014

 Santa isn’t the only one delivering packages on Christmas Day this year! “The Postal Service will be out making deliveries every single day during the holiday season, including Christmas Day,” according to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe. The Post Office has already declared that “Packages Are the Future” and expects double-digit growth in package volume this Read More

November 7, 2014

The US Post Office announced that the most famous reindeer that ever went “down in history” will be featured in a set of 4 limited edition holiday Forever stamps. The set features Rudolph and his famous nose, Santa happily waving with one hand while he grasps the reins of his sleigh, the Abominable Snow Monster Read More

October 2, 2014

Just announced: U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe stated that the U.S. Postal Service “will not be filing for a price increase in January.” That’s the Good News. So no postal increase…  for now.  The Not-So-Good News is that the Postmaster General added that the USPS would be waiting until January 2015 to make a decision about future Read More