Not many people enjoy the annual chore of writing out Christmas cards so the U.S. Postal Service is hoping to streamline the process to save time and money. Jeanie McReynolds is spokeswoman for the Des Moines district’s postmaster and says Iowans can go to the website U-S-P-S-dot-com to get things started.
McReynolds says in the middle of the screen is the option for “Send cards, letters and flyers” and if you click on that, it’ll take you to a screen where you can build greeting cards and even add gift cards to the greeting cards on-line. She says it just takes a minute to fill out the required spaces to create an account.
McReynolds says it just takes a few more minutes to select the greeting card you want from a wide selection or you can take a personal picture of your family or a pet and download it to the website to use on the card instead. She says you can store all of your addresses in the on-line account and use it throughout the year for sending cards for other holidays, birthdays, anniversaries and any other occasion.
Premium postcards cost 84-cents a piece, which includes postage, while the cards cost a bit more and come in a variety of price ranges depending on the options you choose. On-line greeting cards are a 60-billion-dollar industry. While other companies provide cards, McReynolds says no one besides the Postal Service also provides the postage.