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Posted 01 December 2006 - 01:24 AM
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Posted 01 December 2006 - 05:15 AM
That wasn't a rant MaraM,you just reminded me of the good old days,5 cents a letter,etc,etc,etc.
I'm feeling very old - grin - as I remember when it cost 5 cents to mail a first class letter within Canada and it arrives from one coast to another within 3 days - and mailing one to the United States, again to the opposite end of the continent, it took 4 days.
Now, with all the 'improvements', a stamp costs 51 cents here in Canada and it can easily take well over a week to reach the other side of our own country.
But even funnier, I've found that often the mail between here and the States takes so long, I've given up sending a letter 'first class'when mailing really important ones (thankfully these are rare) - and the other day I choose 'Canada's Express Post' - $10.50 to mail a single letter to the States! (The alternative was paying over $30 with the advantage of it being guaranteed to reach it's destination between 3-5 days).
Granted there is a lot more mail than there used to be - but with the use of magical computers and scanning devises I would have thought the service would be at least maintained at what it once way, not going in reverse? (This is not a complaint against any mail carriers, rather wondering about a system that somewhat privatized our mail service - sigh).
Now that I've ranted - hoot! - I really am curious ... do any of you send actual paper Christmas cards and letters this time of year or is it mostly email greetings, I wonder.
Posted 01 December 2006 - 09:33 AM
Posted 01 December 2006 - 10:30 AM
E-mails and phonecalls are quick and relatively cheap, but having a pretty card displayed at Christmastime is always something especially thoughtful, warm, and nice, and certainly in keeping with tradition.
I always send cards to those I care about.
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