The usual reasons: it's truly democratic (if you ignore the poor folks who don't have mail service) and it is NECESSARY for my soul to create/share art in such a fashion. I can't quite put a finger on why I went from collecting stamps to making my own stamps when in my early teens thinking I was the only weirdo on the planet to do such a thing.
USA POSTAL RATES (effective 27 JAN 2019): • The First Class Mail letter (1 oz.) rate for postage purchased at the Post Office is increasing by 5¢ going from 50¢ to 55¢. • Each additional ounce for a First Class Mail letter will cost an extra 15¢; a decrease from 21¢. • First Class Mail Flats/Large Envelope rates are not increasing in 2019, remaining at $1.00 (1 oz.), with additional ounces costing 15¢. • Postcard rates are also not increasing in 2019, remaining at 35¢. • Postage printed online (Metered Mail rate) will now be a 5¢ discount compared to the Post Office price with rates increasing to 50¢ in 2019 from 47¢. • Each additional ounce will cost an extra 15¢ in 2019, a decrease from 21¢. • INTERNATIONAL LETTERS & POSTCARDS remain $1.15 per piece.
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