The U.S. Postal Service celebrated four birds that brighten cold winter days today by dedicating the Songbirds in Snow Forever stamps at the American Philatelic Society’s Stampshow 2016 in Portland, OR. One of the birds, the northern cardinal, is the state bird for Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia. The stamps are available in booklets of 20, with each of the four stamp designs repeated five times. They feature the golden-crowned kinglet (Regulus satrapa), the cedar waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum), the northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) and the red-breasted nuthatch (Sitta canadensis). Illustrator Robert Giusti painted the original designs in acrylic on canvas board, depicting each bird perched on a snow-covered branch.
Enhance the way your business interacts and engages with consumers through mail. USPS® promotes the best practices for integrating direct mail with mobile technology, and offers promotions and incentives to help you continuously invest in the future of your business.
Earned Value Promotion:
During the Earned Value Promotion, business mailers who use Business Reply Mail (BRM) and Courtesy Reply Mail (CRM) enclosurers can receive earned credits that can be applied to future mailings of First-Class Mail® Presort and Automation cards, letters, and flats, and Standard Mail® letters and flats. The number of earned credits will be based on the number mailpieces counted and the earned value assigned. At the end of the promotion, the reply pieces will be totaled and the earned postage credit will be applied to customer Permit accounts and can be used for future mailings.
Promotion Period May 1, 2015 – July 31, 2015 Registration March 15 – April 30, 2015
The Color Transpromo Promotion will provide upfront postage discounts to mailers who use dynamic color print for marketing and consumer messages on their bills and statements.
Promotion Period July 1, 2015 – November 30, 2015 Registration April 15, 2015 – November 30, 2015
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