Christmas Stamps to Feature Famous Carols

Christmas Stamps to Feature Famous Carols

The United States Post Office will officially distribute new Christmas stamps for 2017 on October 5th. Christmas card exchange fans will be pleased with the festive theme celebrating famous Christmas carols in this year’s design. “Jingle Bells”, perhaps the mostly widely heard, sung and known Christmas carol is an all-American creation dating back to the 1850s. Lyrics featured on the stamp honoring this song are “One Horse Open Sleigh”. Interestingly enough, though commonly associated with Christmas the song never once mentions Christmas in its lyrics. It does set itself aside as an American classic by really being a song aboutRead more

US Post Office Releases New Contemporary Stamps for Christmas 2016

US Post Office Releases New Contemporary Stamps for Christmas 2016

The U.S. Postal Service announced today that this year’s contemporary holiday stamps will highlight the role windows play during the holidays. The Holiday Windows Forever stamps will be issued in October, providing plenty of time for mailing greeting cards. Details will be announced soon. This is one of a number of holiday-themed stamps that will be issued this year. Portraying winter nights, these elegant stamps showcase ways we observe traditions and spread cheer, letting us delight in the snow when we’re inside while also sharing our warmth and merriment with the outside world. Available in booklets of 20 with eachRead more

Peanuts Stamps Expected to Be Huge Sellers

Peanuts Stamps Expected to Be Huge Sellers

The U.S. Postal Service begins selling Christmas stamps featuring Charlie Brown and the Peanuts starting on October 1st. The news of the release of the stamps spread like wildfire on social media last month. The combined marketing efforts of a new release computer animated Peanuts feature and a 50th anniversary television special celebrating a Charlie Brown Christmas has only added to the anticipated popularity of the new stamps. That means you’ll need to be in line early and buy the stamps soon in October if you hope to snag some. The U.S. Post Office usually releases a variety of seasonalRead more

Charlie Brown and Friends Get Christmas Stamp Series for 2015

Charlie Brown and Friends Get Christmas Stamp Series for 2015

The US Postal Service always provides something new each holiday season in the images it puts on seasonal stamps. This year the honor goes to Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang as they celebrate 50 years since the television debut of A Charlie Brown Christmas. The set of 10 stamps will be released on October 1st. The TV special has become a cornerstone of animated Christmas shows that exploded on the small screen beginning in the 1960s, joining the ranks of TV staples such as “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” Rudolph the Red NosedRead more