I’ve been intrigued by postage stamps since I was a little kid. I remember where my dad “hid” the stamps in the back of this bill book. He always bought the boring ones — the ones with the American flag or birds. I always liked the really different ones, so now I look forward to going to the post office to see what kind of new, fun stamp I can buy.
I sometimes wonder why the fuss? They just get thrown in the trash anyhow. But if a pretty heart or a fun Disney character makes me smile while I begrudgingly send out all of my hard-earned money to the utility, the phone and the credit card companies, then it’s worth asking the postal worker to show me all the stamp possibilities so I can choose a stamp that suits me.
I actually don’t use as many stamps as I used to. I do a lot of bill-paying online. I’ll probably use even less once the postage rate goes up Monday to 41 cents.
Also starting Monday, the post office will sell new Forever Stamps for 41 cents. The new Forever stamps will always be good no matter how high the price of a stamp gets. I’ve thought about “investing” in the Forever stamps by buying one book of Forever stamps every time I buy a book of regular stamps. I’ll use the regular ones now and put the Forever stamps in safe place. Then when the postage rate goes up again (and it will) I’ll have a stockpile of stamps to use!