Holiday Stamps

Is it too early to be thinking about Christmas?  The U.S. Postal Service released its first ever holiday stamp (at the public's request) in 1962 and due to the popularity of the first stamp, they became a yearly tradition.  Thirty years later, you could not only get a traditional holiday image (mistletoe, decorated trees, etc.) but also stamps for Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Eid, and more religious Christmas stamps.  This year, the new arrivals are a poinsettia, the gingerbread houses, an evergreen wreath and the snowflakes.  Unfortunately, the wreath is for international mail (great if you send a lot of cards abroad) and the snowflakes are for bulk mail, but the poinsettias and gingerbread houses are festive options.  It's never to early to plan for sending holiday cards!

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All images credit to the U.S. Postal Service.