Holiday Greetings for 2022

Shop now for Annie Lang's 2022 Holiday Greeting cards now available from Greeting Card Universe

Over the years, it seems as though some folks begin their holiday decorating as soon as the Halloween decorations come down!  I, however cherish the Thanksgiving holiday so Christmas doesn't begin until the day after the turkey leftovers have been served.  It's also the time I plan to start sending out my holiday greeting cards.  Seven NEW holiday greeting card designs have just been added to my Greeting Card Universe store that are both friendly and festive to make your season bright!   All cards are 5" x 7", printed on heavy cardstock and suitable for framing.  Best of all, many can be personalized on the card fronts and you can customize the inside card message on all cards!  Cost for most cards start at $3.59 each and you'll get free shipping when you order 10+ cards.  Special deals are also posted at the top of the website pages so you can save even more.   

USPS advises you to ship your 2022 holiday packages and mail early this year as rates to get them to their destinations on time

Long gone are the days when the US Postal Service promoted their "Two lb, 2 day, $2 bucks" campaign as that same package will cost nearly $9 this holiday season.  A year ago, the cost to mail a standard size card was 58 cents but it's now 60 cents and scheduled to be increased to 63 cents in January 2023.  I believe I'll be ordering a roll of forever stamps to tide me over until the second wave of rate increases hits in July 2023.  

Here's what to expect when getting your cards and packages ready to ship with USPS this 2022 Holiday Season so you can better plan your household budget schedules.  

Here's the recommended shipping date schedule for this year:  

The deadline for first-class mail, including greeting cards, and first-class packages under one pound is Dec. 17.  For priority mail, Dec. 19.