Thursday, January 19, 2012

Writing and mailing letters.......


It's not something I do that often, in fact I only correspond on a regular basis with our next door neighbour in England; and by regular I mean I send a letter maybe four or five times a year.  On Tuesday I sat down and wrote a letter to them; then while I was cleaning out a drawer I found another note card from an acquaintance in the States, so I also wrote a note to her.

I went to the post office on Wednesday and discovered that the cost of mailing these letters has increased again.  It now costs $1.80 plus tax to mail a letter to Britain, and $1.05 plus tax to mail a letter to the States.  Even sending a letter in Canada costs 61 cents.

With these prices I am guessing it is one reason that sending an email is so popular.  Though I will say I find an email not as personal and would prefer people to call me to talk.  Must admit though, it is nice to sit down with a cup of tea and a biscuit, reading a letter.

Do you write letters or notes and mail to people?

FYI: Shopper's Drug Mart is having a "Spend $75 and get 18,500 Points," this weekend.  So hunt out your coupons and match them with the deals and earn those points.  Oh, and don't forget to buy a Shopper's gift card first to pay for your groceries, and get points for buying it.

I am hoping to use $10 worth of coupons,  to bring my total including taxes below my $75 weekly budget.

9 comments:

North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard said...

I miss the days of writing and receiving letters. I think this is why I so enjoy Christmas Cards, Birthdays cards and such still. Good luck on your Shopper's Drugmart savings.

Rose said...

I like letters too...but then I love email...my best friend lives 400 miles away and we email back and forth all day long when she is at home...she works part time so not home every day.

I have wondered if the postage is going up because they don't have enough business so they have to raise prices...our keeps going up down here, too.

Piece by Piece said...

Postage up again! I still write to one girl friend in England, -----since 1954! Regular correspondence to other friends and relatives is now done by e-mail. My UK Cristmas cards and gifts might just be a thing of the past.
Patricia

Karine said...

I often have to write notes to send to people with leaflets and things they request from the Oratory, maybe once every month and a half or so? We often run out of stamps in our office, that's for sure!

Northern Living Allowance said...

I used to be a letter-writing fiend! Seriously, at one time I think I probably had about 60 penfriends. It's got to the point where I hardly even write emails any more and I find that sad. I've told myself for many years that I will do better, but I haven't. Sheer laziness on my part. I agree, though, getting a hand-written letter is really lovely and very personal. I miss it. And I'm going to turn your question into a challenge and actually do it this year!

EG Wow said...

I am trying to write a letter a week. Hope I stick to it. Oh my! $1.80? This week's letter is headed for England.

I better check my coupons and hope I can use a few at Shopper's!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Gill! I do not write many letters these days--I'm much better on Facebook and e-mail and the phone. But I do have an Aunt that doesn't have a computer and has problems hearing on the phone, so she really enjoys getting cards and letters so I write her a couple of times a month. I have to say, I also enjoy getting cards and letters too, but they are quickly becoming a thing of the past, aren't they?

Judy said...

I have to admit the only people I write to on a regular basis (more than a Christmas card) are my parents and a couple of aunts and an uncle who do not have computers. I send photos to them, too, so I have to go to the post office every time to get them weighed...
Love that sunset photo, too!

Evelyn said...

I rarely write letters anymore, mailed cards at Christmas and it almost cost me 30 dollars! ridiculous! i prefer email as I hate paper clutter and I don't cherish letters and cards like i maybe should. rose Canada post said the rates are going up because of lack of business but it doesn't make sense as fewer people will use it now