As you may have noticed, there’s some drama happening over the US Postal Service — their funding has been dire since April, and with new leadership, package delays, worries about voting by mail, etc — there’s a lot going around about why you should support the post office. Fortunately, it’s really easy to do — just buying stamps helps the post office.
Buying stamps online is easy and opens up a world of pretty stamps — there are so many pretty ones online! I’m kind of a fan of the 19th amendment stamps celebrating women’s right to vote (available for preorder now), but there are also “voices of the Harlem Renaissance” featuring authors like Nella Larsen, and “American Gardens” like the one featuring the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. I may have to get a pack of the stamps celebrating the first moon landing for my space buff dad.
Most of these stamps are limited edition, but some stick around for a while, like the classic Breast Cancer research stamps.
- How You Can Support the Post Office [Lifehacker]
- Postal Service may close offices, cut service ahead of election [Marketwatch/AP]
- The U.S. Postal Service Has Never Been More Important, or More Endangered [Bloomberg Businessweek]