Saturday, December 10, 2011
Beware Giant Christmas Cards
o, this happened again. Apparently, I am not a quick learner. It seems that at least one side of a letter has to be 11 centimeters or less, or it becomes a "large letter" and costs an additional 2 Euro and 70 cents. Which is a LOT more.
**EDIT!: I misunderstood based on entering a slew of values into the Portokalkulator on the Deutsche Post site. Here is the real info: the long side of the envelope must be between 14 and 23.5 centimeters, and the short side must be between 9 and 12.5 centimeters...BUT, it's not just that, and this is where I goofed in interpreting the results I was getting from the Portokalkulator. The long side must be at least 1.4 times as long as the short side. So, although a 14x12.5-cm envelope is within the dimensions listed, it still would cost 3 Euro and 45 cents to send to the US, because the length isn't long enough given the width. The same rules apply to postcards.
I'm going to see if we can get the money back on the stamps they cancelled on those envelopes, because I'm not willing to pay 3,45 to mail a card, and I didn't get anything for the 75 cents they cancelled...I just want to start over! Hope it works...
But in better Christmas-card-related news, isn't this advent card my friend sent adorable??