Survey says handwritten cards make the best gifts

A recent survey conducted by USPS revealed that when it comes to Mother’s Day, 94 percent of moms find a handwritten card delivered by mail more meaningful than emails or small gifts. The survey asked adult-aged consumers their gift of preference for Mother’s SealedwithLove-2013-Forever-single-BGv2Day. The overwhelming majority of female respondents said they prefer a handwritten card or mail delivered in the mail.

Stamp Services and Corporate Licensing Director Susan McGowan suggests that consumers mail their Mother’s Day cards and letters with the limited-edition Sealed with Love stamp.

“Depicting an envelope fastened with an elegant wax seal, the Sealed with Love Forever Stamp encourages Americans to write their own letters—a thoughtful gesture that never goes out of style,” said McGowan.

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12, 2013. This year, make it personal for mom. The Sealed with Love stamp is available at, by phone at 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724,) and at Post Offices nationwide.

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