Greeting cards now on sale at more post offices
The U.S. Postal Service plans to expand its greeting card sales to 900 locations nationwide just in time for Valentine's Day, with plans to expand to 1,500 locations by March. Twenty post offices in the Washington area are selling cards. (See a full list below.)
The Eye was the first to report about the Postal Service's efforts to boost sagging revenues by selling one of the most popularly mailed items. More than half of the 7 billion greeting cards sold in the U.S. each year are sent through the mail, accounting for 2 percent of total mail volume.
Valentine's Day is the second-most popular time to send cards in the mail, behind the winter holiday season, according to the Greeting Card Association.
Washington Area Post Offices Selling Greeting Cards:
|L'Enfant Plaza Station||437 L'Enfant Plaza SW Washington, DC 20024|
|Colesville Branch||13217 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, Md. 20904|
|Germantown Main Office||12774 Wisteria Dr. Germantown, Md. 20874|
|Rockville Main Office||500 N. Washington St. Rockville, Md. 20850|
|Westlake Station||10421 Motor City Dr. Bethesda, Md. 20817|
|Waldorf Main Office||150 Post Office Rd. Waldorf, Md. 20602|
|Prince William Branch||3360 Post Office Rd. Woodbridge, Va. 22193|
|West Springfield Branch||6200 Rolling Rd. Springfield, Va. 22152|
|McLean West Branch||1544 Spring Hill Rd. McLean, Va. 22102|
|McLean Main Office||6841 Elm St. McLean, Va. 22101|
|Merrifield Post Office -- Flagship||8409 Lee Highway Merrifield, Va. 22081|
|Fairfax Main Post Office||10660 Page Ave. Fairfax, Va. 22030|
|Burke Branch||9501 Burke Rd. Burke, Va. 22015|
|Annandale Post Office||4270 John Marr Dr. Annandale, Va. 22003|
|Reston Branch||11110 Sunset Hills Rd. Reston, Va. 20190|
|Herndon||590 Grove St. Herndon, Va. 20170|
|Sterling Main Post Office||150 S. Sterling Blvd. Sterling, Va. 20164|
|Chantilly Branch Post Office||4410 Brookfield Corporate Dr. Chantilly, Va. 20151|
|Ashburn Post Office||21731 Filigree Ct. Ste. K Ashburn, Va. 20147|
|Winchester Main Post Office||340 N. Pleasant Valley Rd. Winchester, Va. 22601|
SOURCE: U.S. Postal Service
| February 3, 2010; 2:24 PM ET
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