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Wait a minute, Mr. Postman

About a month or so ago, I got that wedding itch. The itch to purchase something or do something.

I did what only seemed logical to me at the time. I bought 400 “Garden of Love” postage stamps.

Stamps are a big decision for many brides.

Do you get something that reflects the taste of the couple like pets, movie stars or other famous people?

Do you go “bridal” and get the white rose wedding stamps that look so proper and formal?

To me, one thing was more important than anything else.

It had to be “forever.”

Like our love or perhaps diamonds, I wanted postage that would last for more than a year.

Good thing.

Today the postal service announced rates will go up 1 cent next year (3 cents for postcards. I better figure out what we’re doing for RSVPs soon).

Believe it or not, buying stamps was perhaps the most bitter-sweet wedding decision I’ve made so far. For 20+ years of my life, it was a rare occasion to purchase a stamp. Instead, when I went home, Dad would ask me what I loved from the latest Philatelic catalog and sure enough, a few weeks later I’d have stamps and a note on a random scrap of paper to add to my binder of stamps Dad made for each kid one Christmas.

I’m sorry, Dad. I know you’d be ashamed to see my binder so nearly empty. And I feel ashamed every time I add a second stamp to an over-sized letter. Dad would have had the exact extra postage required. Thankfully, since I bought forever stamps, there will be no need for a second stamp on the wedding invites.

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