If you haven't heard, the United States Postal Service is struggling. While industries across the country have benefited from cash stimulus plans and business loans during the pandemic, USPS has been denied help by the president and the federal government. So right now, the USPS's only revenue stream is (and its entire budget comes from) the sale of stamps.
In response, Americans have stepped up by purchasing stamps as if they were Clorox wipes and toilet paper. Luckily, USPS produces plenty of cute stamps, from those honoring the Harlem Renaissance to space-themed postage that celebrates the first moon landing. But we recently learned that you can actually customize your own stamps!
Until Wednesday, June 10 (after which USPS is ending the program), anyone can upload their own photos to make custom stamps on the website PhotoStamps.com. The custom stamps do cost a bit more than the regular ones you purchase directly through the USPS ($25.99 per sheet of 20 first-class stamps), but in return for supporting USPS you'll have a sheet of photos with you, your pet, your favorite celebrity or anything your heart desires. Sounds like a win-win to us.
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