If it seems like the price for postage just went up, it’s because it did…at the same time last year! Be sure to prepare for yet another increase coming up on January 27, 2013.

The following price increases will go into effect:

*Letters (1 oz.) – 1-cent increase to 46 cents
*Letters additional ounces – unchanged at 20 cents {this means $0.65 stamps will now be $0.66}
*Postcards – 1-cent increase to 33 cents
*NEW – flat rate of $1.10 to all international locations for letters (1 oz.)

Remember to include postage in your budget factoring in mailing your invitations as well as save-the-dates, and you also need to include postage for your RSVP cards. You can save a few cents per piece on your save-the-dates and reply cards by using postcards for these ~ it saves paper too!

In general, now would be a good time to stock up on standard Forever stamps as those are valid…”Forever”!

For more information on the postage increase, please visit the USPS website.