Stamp Announcement 20-28: Holiday Delights Stamps


On September 24, 2020, in Frankenmuth, MI, the United States Postal Service® will issue the Holiday Delights stamps (Forever® priced at the First-Class Mail® rate) in four designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) booklet of 20 stamps (Item 682800). The stamps will go on sale nationwide September 24, 2020, and must not be sold or canceled before the first-day-of-issue.

Celebrate the holidays with Holiday Delights, four new stamps inspired by folk art but with a modern graphic vibe. These charming stamps will add a touch of whimsy to your holiday mailings. With a traditional palette of red, green, and white, illustrator Kirsten Ulve channeled her love of Christmas, vintage ornaments, and Scandinavian folk art to create unique digital illustrations of four holiday icons:

n A prancing reindeer with antlers,

n An ornament tied with a bow and ready to hang,

n A tree topped with a star, and

n A stocking holding a teddy bear and a sprig of holly.

Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamps.

Availability to Post Offices: Item 682800, Holiday Delights (Forever Priced at the First-Class Mail Rate) PSA Double-sided Booklet of 20 Stamps

Stamp Fulfillment Services will not make an automatic push distribution to Post Offices. Post Offices may begin ordering stamps before the first-day-of-issue through SFS Web at

How to Order the First-Day-of-Issue Postmark

Customers have 120 days to obtain the first-day-of-issue postmark by mail. They may purchase new stamps at their local Post Office™ or at The Postal Store® website at They must affix the stamps to envelopes of their choice, address the envelopes (to themselves or others), and place them in a larger envelope addressed to:

FDOI – Holiday Delights Stamps
USPS Stamp Fulfillment Services
8300 NE Underground Drive, Suite 300
Kansas City, MO 64144-9900

After applying the first-day-of-issue postmark, the Postal Service™ will return the envelopes through the mail. There is no charge for the postmark up to a quantity of 50. There is a 5-cent charge for each additional postmark over 50. All orders must be postmarked by January 24, 2021.

How to Order First-Day Covers

The Postal Service also offers first-day covers for new stamp issues and Postal Service stationery items postmarked with the official first-day-of-issue cancellation. Each item has an individual catalog number and is offered in the USA Philatelic catalog and online at Customers may register to receive a free USA Philatelic catalog online at

Locally produced items are not authorized. Only merchandise that has been approved and assigned an item number by Headquarters Retail Marketing may be produced and sold.



Holiday Delights Stamps

Item Number:


Denomination &
Type of Issue:

First-Class Mail Forever


Double-sided Booklet of 20 (4 designs)


Christmas Contemporary

Issue Date & City:

September 24, 2020, Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Art Director:

Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA


Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA


Kirsten Ulve, New York, NY


Sandra Lane/Michelle Finn

Manufacturing Process:



Banknote Corporation of America

Press Type:

Alprinta 74

Stamps per Booklet:


Print Quantity:

450,000,000 stamps

Paper Type:

Phosphor Tagged Paper, Block Tagged

Adhesive Type:


Processed at:

Banknote Corporation of America


Black, Pantone 2035 Red, Pantone 1765 Lt Red, Pantone 355 Green

Stamp Orientation:


Image Area (w x h):

0.77 x 1.05 in./19.558 x 26.67 mm

Overall Size (w x h):

0.91 x 1.19 in./23.114 x 30.226 mm

Full Booklet Size (w x h):

5.743 x 2.375 in./145.872 x 60.325 mm

Plate Size:

800 stamps per revolution

Plate Numbers:

“B” followed by four (4) single digits in peel strip area

Marginal Markings:

Header: Holiday Delights 20 First-Class Forever Stamps • Plate number in peel strip area • ©2020 USPS in peel strip area • Barcode • Promotional text in peel strip area