I wish everybody a happy 2011!
For me, 2010 ends with a very bad surprise from Italian Post, that has increased prices for mail sent abroad by 50 - 80 % (yes, eighty percent!!), starting from the New Year... Our rates were already among the highest in Europe (and our service among the poorest), now Italy has probably the most expensive postal system in the world... Now sending a packet of less than a Kilo to the USA will cost 14 Euros (and 25 if the weight is between 1 and 2 Kilos).
That will be my worse problem in 2011, I can foresee!
(Obviously no media gave this information and the Post site reports the new rates without any comment, hoping nobody will notice the difference...)