Have you been to the post office recently? I really planned and organized this year so that all of the packages I had to send out of town were actually sent before Thanksgiving. However, one thing I didn’t plan for was running out of stamps. I was the only person in the post office line who didn’t have any packages in my arms…. I felt somewhat out of place there. And, I also felt like an idiot for being able to get the obvious post office tasks done early… just to be standing in a long queue in order to buy stamps.
I do most (if not all!) of my holiday shopping online. Of course, that means that I pay for each item’s postage two different times, but I prefer getting the items so that I can wrap them, and then repack them. The online shopping is so convenient that I feel like I should do something personal… cutting the glitzy paper and adding the bright bow makes me feel like I have selected the gift personally… There’s something about actually having the item in my hands.
To get back to the point I was going to make at the beginning of this blog…. If you did your planning and have already sent out the packages you have to send out…. I hope you don’t run out of stamps! Your feeling of "Wow! I beat the mad rush!" will soon be a thing of the past…
(Of course, you would think that someone who admits to doing almost 100% of her holiday shopping online should be able to do something as easy as ordering stamps online, also!)
Don’t grocery stores usually sell stamps, too?
Danna - cozy mystery list says
Yes, indeed grocery stores do sell stamps… This is sort of an “I-Could-Have-Had-A-V8” moment!