The goal of Postcrossing is to connect the world via real mail, by allowing you to exchange postcards with other random members around the world.
The big news on this month's card-writing horizon must be the new postal rates. They got cheaper. Just kidding. I mean, does anything get cheaper these days? The good news (meaning: thankfully it didn't get even more expensive, because it is pricey enough already), is that it still costs € 1,70 to send a card overseas while the price for cards sent inside Europe has risen by 10 cents to € 0,80 which isn't all too bad, especially when you consider the overseas rate. Seeing how I managed to use up all my old stamps this translated in a wee little stamp-shopping-splurge last week. Needless to say, the Austrian Post ended up slightly overwhelmed by orders courtesy of the new rates and, as of now, I'm still waiting for the delivery of the 10-cent stamps. One could almost get the impression they didn't expect anyone needing those thus not producing near enough. First day of March and people started complaining about it on Social Media already. And yours truly can't help but mention it either.
|Special issue stamps|
|New definite stamp series 2015|
How do you like the all new definite stamp series shown above? Let me know!