Did you know that first class postage went up to 44 cents yesterday? I had no idea until the kindergarten class mother e-mailed everyone to remind them (smart mom- she knew we were all too busy to hear this news). Not to sound like an old lady, but doesn’t it seem like they are raising postage ALL the time now? And to sound even older, “I remember when it cost 15 cents to mail a letter!” Anyway, these just-released Simpsons 1st class stamps are a good way to lighten the mood, if not your wallet. Each booklet of 20 self-adhesive stamps features 5 designs (Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie) and costs $8.80. Browse the Simpsons stamps and other new 44-cent stamps at The United States Postal Service.