First, another postcard on its way to Sao Paulo, Brazil. When I told my friend Vivi I had been creating postcards with pastel pencils, she asked for one, so.....Vivi.....this is for you. When I called the Post Office to find out the amount of postage for a postcard to Brazil, I was told it was the same as a first class letter: $1.10. That's the same price as a Forever International Stamp. In the U.S., a post card is .33 cents. A first class letter is .46 cents, a savings of .13 cents. No breaks for a postcard going international, though. Which led me to wonder how countries determine postage prices. Does the U.S. charge for a letter/postcard that goes to its border and then the next country charge for delivery? The whole Post Office pricing schedule defeats me. I think they're in cahoots with the IRS.