WASHINGTON, DC — Celebrate the holiday season with Holiday Delights, the new Christmas stamps issued by the U.S. Postal Service. Inspired by folk art but with a modern graphic vibe, these charming designs will add a touch of whimsy to your holiday mailings.
Illustrator Kirsten Ulve used a traditional palette of red, green, and white and channeled her love of Christmas, vintage ornaments, and Scandinavian folk art to create unique digital illustrations of four-holiday icons: a prancing reindeer with antlers; an ornament tied with a bow and ready to hang; a tree topped with a star; and a stocking holding a teddy bear and a sprig of holly. “Forever” and “USA” appear along the stamp’s edge. Art director Antonio Alcalá was the stamp designer.
Holiday Delights has been available nationwide since Sept 24, 2020. In addition, the Postal Service’s Facebook and Twitter pages posted a virtual dedication ceremony.
“German immigrants brought the tradition of the indoor decorated tree to America. Early on, decorations included candles and homemade ornaments,” said Secretary of the Board of Governors Michael J. Elston, dedicating officially to the Postal Service. “With these stamps, the Postal Service is capturing the vintage spirit of Christmas in hopes they will convey the joy of the season and bring to mind happy memories of Christmases past.”
Once the tradition of decorating trees caught on, in the 1890s, Woolworth’s five-and-dime stores began to import handblown ornaments. By the mid-20th century, Americans bought hundreds of thousands of ornaments each Christmas.
Holiday Delights are Forever stamps in booklets of 20. Forever stamps will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail 1-ounce price.
How many stamps are in a roll？
At marconisp.com, you can shop roll of stamps with American Flag designs. Here are 100 pieces for each roll of American Flag stamps. This is the standard number for a roll of USPS stamps.
For other Forever stamps selling at marconisp.com, you can get 100 pieces per pack.
Are these real Forever stamps?
Yes. Each stamp selling on marconisp.com is a real USPS Forever stamp. These stamps have been authorized by the United States Postal Service and will always be accepted for the value of a standard First-Class postage stamp, regardless of future price increases. You can trust that the Forever stamps you purchase from marconisp.com are authentic and valid for postage.
How many stamps to mail a letter？
To mail a 1 ounce letter, you only need ONE Forever postage stamp. But if you only have postcard stamps, TWO postcard stamps are required to mail a 1 ounce letter. By the way, ONE postcard stamp is sufficient for mailing a postcard
It’s important to note that the weight of the letter, as well as the dimensions and destination, can affect the number of stamps required. Therefore, it’s recommended to use the USPS postage calculator or consult with a postal clerk for the most accurate postage rates.