USPS Offers ‘Everyday Heroes’ Greeting Cards

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. Postal Service now is offering a line of patriotism-themed greeting cards called Everyday Cards for Everyday Heroes. Featuring “Americana”-styled photographs and sentiments such as “Freedom is so rarely free,” the cards are an ideal way to recognize military personnel, public servants and first responders such as firefighters, police officers and emergency medical technicians.

“We often take for granted the great personal sacrifices, dedication and heroic efforts of our servicemen and service women and first responders who protect our country everyday,” said Kelly Sigmon, vice president, Channel Access. “Everyday Cards for Everyday Heroes are perfect for those who have selflessly touched our lives.”

According to Sigmon, the cards also are ideal for thanking medical professionals, teachers, volunteers, parents and other everyday heroes who go above and beyond to serve their communities.

Everyday Cards for Everyday Heroes come in eight designs and sell for $2.95 each. They are available across the nation in 10,000 select Post Offices.

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

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A self-supporting government enterprise, the U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation, 150 million residences, businesses and Post Office Boxes. The Postal Service receives no direct support from taxpayers. With 36,000 retail locations and the most frequently visited website in the federal government, the Postal Service relies on the sale of postage, products and services to pay for operating expenses. Named the Most Trusted Government Agency six consecutive years and the sixth Most Trusted Business in the nation by the Ponemon Institute, the Postal Service has annual revenue of more than $68 billion and delivers nearly half the world’s mail. If it were a private sector company, the U.S. Postal Service would rank 28th in the 2009 Fortune 500.

SOURCE U.S. Postal Service

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