Holiday happenings

Season’s sentiment: Leave your stamp on holiday connection

By Kristina Uppal

A photo of USPS holiday stamps with the USPS logo overlayed.

USPS stamps offer a diverse selection to adorn your holiday cards

Like a beacon of light, the holiday season is upon us. This is a time when people of all faiths and cultures ignite a fire of joy to add warmth to winter. It is a time when we come together with hopes of love, friendship, rejuvenation and reconciliation. The season brings good tidings and a collective unity just before we welcome a new year.

This rich diversity in how we usher in the holiday season can be seen on cards from senders around the world. The stamps people choose to place on each envelope are truly a symbol that depicts what season’s greetings mean to them: Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Eid, Diwali, or Dia de los Muertos.

The first U.S. holiday stamp was issued Nov. 1, 1962, sparking an annual tradition. This fall, the Postal Service unveiled two new holiday stamps for the 2023 season, Snow Globes and Winter Woodland Animals.

Each stamp that graces the corner of an envelope carries with it a special message, and delivering these letters is just one way the Postal Service connects loved ones during the holiday season.

As a diverse organization of more than 640,000 employees, our workforce is represented by many different cultures, traditions and backgrounds. We understand the value of having a bounty of stamp designs available to reflect an array of styles and sentiment.

You can purchase an assortment of stamps or cards to send with your season greetings or new year well wishes. Stop by your local Post Office or skip the trip and shop online at The Postal Store.

Keep an eye out for the latest stamps coming soon.

No matter what you celebrate — or how — we wish you and your loved ones a wonderful and peaceful holiday season.