With all of the talk of shutting down Mail Processing Units and the ever clearer and present( um…-er?) possibility of a life post-USPS, many people have missed the fact that

Postage rates increase on January 22, 2012.

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That’s just over three weeks away!

A first class stamp will cost $.45, an increase of a penny. It’s certainly not worth saving a dollar or two to rush your invitations to beat the increase, but there is an extremely important consideration to be had:

If you already planned on mailing out your invitations in the next couple weeks, make sure your RSVP envelopes have $.45 or Forever stamps on them!

I’ve found that understanding and grace is a complete crapshoot with the USPS. Don’t risk having to to make one of these:

Honest Mistake from Alexis & Rafe on Vimeo.

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