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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A Neat Trick

Over Christmas I noticed the Postal clerk was demonstrating to another customer that her cards were not too thick - over 1/4 inch - by using a cutout that was also cut to the widest an envelope can be without paying extra postage (every penny counts!). I had decided then I would somehow make my own and today I finally got around to it by using a piece of cardboard and carefully cutting an opening to slide my cards through to make sure I won't have to pay that extra 17 cents.

According to the USPS web page, envelopes must fit within these guidelines:

First-Class letter dimensions:

At least 3-1/2 inches high X 5 inches long X .007 inch thick
No more than 6-1/8 inches high X 11-1/2 inches long X 1/4 inch thick
Maximum weight is 3.5 ounces
Letters that are considered nonmachinable are subject to a surcharge.
Length is the dimension parallel to the address.

You may notice that the counter is now gone. It failed and the web site where I got it won't let me have another one because they show I already have one for each of my blogs. Oh, well, it was nice while it lasted.

1 comment:

Janice Neitzey said...

So, where's my copy of your neat trick?

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