The Merleys in Germany were the bearers of good news on my blog feed today - the Deutsche Post actually reduced the rate to send postcards and letters to the US! The reduction is so major (from 1,70 for a letter and 1,00 for a postcard to 0,75 for either) that I had to double-check the Deutsche Post website to believe it, but it is true.
If only it had been before Christmas, but I'll take a price decrease any day! Here's the full list. I guess I'm a little late to the game on the change but was away at New Year's and haven't mailed anything since coming back.