Are you ready for the holidays? Well, we are, and we kicked off the start of the holiday season last week with the release of the Holy Family and Santa and Sleigh stamps. In case you missed the fun, here’s a brief roundup of some of our favorite Christmas stamps news stories of the week.
- CBN News has posted video excerpts from the gorgeous Holy Family stamp dedication ceremony at Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. If you attended the ceremony, let us know about your experience in the comments section.
- The Holy Family stamp departs from the usual Madonna and Child image that appears on U.S. postage stamps. “Forty-eight out of 50 years were the same type of image,” says Louis Guiliano from the USPS Board of Governors. “We wanted to express a different part of the Christmas story.” Read more from Guiliano and about the Holy Family stamp here.
- Even Santa himself made it to the dedication of the Santa and Sleigh stamps! For more pictures from the celebration, visit the USPS Media Center.
- Did you know that holiday stamps account for nearly 10 percent of all stamp sales?
Also this week we send a special shout-out to Hints from Heloise, which featured Stamp Camp USA, an organization that introduces kids to the fun hobby of stamp collecting. Follow the link to learn how you can help.
Voting by absentee ballot this year? Make sure you have the right amount of postage!
December 17, the busiest mail day for USPS, will be here sooner that we realize. Have you gotten your stamps yet?