Over the past 5 years, I have mailed over 250 PWE's without one incident. Meaning, none were lost, none were damaged and all arrived happily to their recipients.
The past two weeks, two arrived damaged including this one of DROY with an obvious crease
Three were lost for two weeks and some recipients I could tell were not pleased. Not to mention, I have been paying extra money as well on EVERY envelope to make sure they are not machined so they wouldn't be damaged.
I don't know about you, but these look machined to me. Obviously, someone isn't reading the DO NOT BEND I write on it or the NON MACHINABLE that my post office writes on it.
I know I am mailing these cards out from my kindness, I would never mail them this way if I was selling or trading (unless trader knew ahead), but this is starting to bother me that they are not arriving the way they once were. Especially since I am paying extra.
So I am thinking it's time for a change with my contest shipping methods. This just means contest entry methods will change along with the amount of winners which will have to be less to make up for new shipping costs. How this will all lay out, I don't know quite yet. I am working on some ideas and hopefully will have them ready sooner rather than later.