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Price of Forever Stamps Increases Sunday!

For the first time since January 2014, the price of US Postage stamps is going to increase. This means you’ll be paying two cents more for a First-Class Mail Forever stamp, which is currently 47 cents. The price changes will take effect on Sunday, January 22nd, 2017.
The price change does not include Postcards, letters being mailed to international destinations or for additional ounces for letters.

The First-Class Mail prices for these products are:

Letters (1 oz.) 47 cents 49 cents
Letters additional ounces 21 cents 21 cents
Letters to all international destinations                 $1.15                 $1.15
Postcards 34 cents 34 cents


Pricing for Standard (Bulk) Mail, Periodicals, Package Services and Extra Services will also be adjusted

For more information about postage rates, visit:



Posted on January 20, 2017 at 6:38 pm
Renee Roberts | Category: Mailing Services, Uncategorized, WREN graphics | Tagged , ,

Need Assistance with your 2016 Calendar Mailings?

Need Assistance with Your 2016 Calendar Mailings?

The clock has fallen back, the election is over and holiday gift catalogues are arriving in the mail each day… that means the new year is nearly upon us and it's time to mail your calendars!

If you need assistance in preparing your calendars for bulk mail, I'm here to help. From creating decorative labels that match your holiday stationary, to stuffing, sealing and then bundling & hauling them away to the bulk mail acceptance unit at the post office, WREN graphics is available to assist with your calendar mailings again this year.

Calendar Mailing Services & Pricing  

If you are planning to prepare all – or just part of your mailings, following are just a few tips that will ease the process:

  • All mail pieces must be identical in weight & content. No personal notes or cards are allowed, however, a computer generated holiday greeting letter is fine.
  • Zip code sort your list before printing your labels. The post office requires FLAT mailings (anything over 3.3 oz.) be zip code sorted & bundled. Having your list printed in zip code order saves a lot of time in this process!
  • Your Return Address is required.
  • Move Update/Address Service is required. In a previous blog post, I have outlined the methods available to use.
  • When labeling your envelopes – place the address label in the lower right hand quadrant of the envelope.
  • If WREN graphics will be mailing your calendars for you, place your envelopes in zip code order from lowest to highest. No sticky notes or dividers are necessary. Then contact Renee 206-395-9736 or email:  to let me know they're ready to be picked up or drop them off at the Windermere Greenwood office!
  • I prepare a calendar mailing at least once per week. If you have less than 50 lbs./200 pcs. I will need to merge your calendars with another mailing of identical size and weight, so this matching may take a few additional days.

If you have any questions, please call or email. I look forward to assisting you!

Renee  206-395-9736

Posted on November 5, 2015 at 6:38 pm
Renee Roberts | Category: Mailing Services, Productivity, Uncategorized, WREN graphics | Tagged , , , , ,

I Was Surprised Today At the Post Office

Stamp prices increased on Saturday, jumping from 46 cents to 49 cents.

The 3-cent hike is the largest increase in consumer postage prices in more than a decade for the U.S. Postal Service. The cost of mailing a post card also went up. It now costs 34 cents, a 1-cent increase. And standard mail (bulk mail) also increased. 

One way around the increases is buying Forever Stamps now and using them any time for first-class mail, the kind used by most consumers. Launched in 2007, Forever Stamps are always valid, no matter what people paid for them and even if prices go up in the future. A year ago, the price of a first class stamp went up by 1 cent in January.

Click here to see all USPS mailing and shipping prices

WREN Graphics is available to assist you with your mailings. Contact Renee by email or phone at 206-395-9736

Posted on January 27, 2014 at 1:19 pm
Renee Roberts | Category: Uncategorized, WREN graphics | Tagged , ,

Postage Rate Increase Effective 1-27-2013

Photo Credit: istockphoto


RUN, don't walk to the post office to stock up on "Forever" stamps by this Sunday! Postage rates for mail classes along with many special services will increase on January 27, 2013.



The new rates:
Letters (1 oz.): 1-cent increase from 45 to 46 cents

Letters additional ounces: unchanged at 20 cents. A new uniform price for Residual Single Piece Letters will be 48 cents.

Postcards: 1-cent increase to .33 cents

EDDM (Every Door Direct Mail) will increase from .142 to .16 cents.

First-Class Mail International® Global Forever stamps will be $1.10.

Prices also will change for other mailing services, including Standard Mail, Periodicals, Package Services and Extra Services.
More information on the new pricing is available at


If you have any questions regarding how this may affect your future mailings, please contact Renee.

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Posted on January 24, 2013 at 11:20 am
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