Re: A seasonal question.
Those that are local family I deliver personally, others are rather further away, like 150 miles distant so are posted. Those to Australia, as much as I would like to deliver personally, especially when the weather is cold like this morning, are posted.
Stamps now cost almost as much as cards bought in multiple packs. It's amazing how First Class postage to Australia, about 10,000 miles away, costs £2.25 but UK inland, so impossible to be more than 603 miles (Land's End to John O'Groats), costs 70p (61p Second Class). Something is wrong somewhere!
I hadn't realised it but the cost of postage rose in March 2019, as it seems happens every year. Usually I buy double the number of stamps required, or more, they can be used next year too.
Royal Mail are forever chasing the losses caused by new technology, so these annual increases will never stop: