Holiday happenings

Postal Service helps ease hectic holidays

By Sue Brennan

Yep, it is only October, but summer is over and pumpkin-spiced everything is everywhere. You’ve seen the ornaments, wreaths and trees in stores, right next to the Halloween candy and gravy boats for Thanksgiving. The holidays are here … again. Black Friday is less than eight weeks away. And you know those eight weeks will fly by! The good news? The Postal Service delivers the holidays! We’ve been planning for months to make this the best holiday season yet (and, yeah, we say that every year but it’s because we try to make every holiday better than the last.)

This year, the Postal Service is saluting holiday elves everywhere with the issuance of the Holiday Elves stamps. These stamps celebrate elves’ incomparable talent for product production, time management, problem-solving, collaboration and overall positivity — as well as their unparalleled logistics acumen. Much like the elves, our 650,000 postal employees are ready to deliver for the season.

For the next 12 weeks, this space will provide you with the information you need to help alleviate hectic holiday headaches. Here are some resources that will help you today and in the festive weeks to come:

The Postal Service delivers the holidays — whether it’s at the doorstep, the neighborhood Post Office or online at We’ve been helping the holidays happen for more than 247 years.

This Is Our Season®

#WeDeliverForYule ®



Happy Holidays!

USPS Postmaster van illustration.