Sunday, August 14, 2011

USPS for Christmas 2011 and 2012

As usual the 2011 Christmas stamps have been available for preview for some time now. They are titled  I like bright, non traditional colors so I'm looking forward to these stamps. They will go on sale to the public on October 13th, so you can get that little task out of your way early!  “Holiday Baubles".  Based on glass ornaments from the 50s, the colorful illustrations give a retro spin to the Christmas spirit. Created by Linda Fountain, an illustrator from Hilton Head Island, S.C., the designs were sketched, rendered with cut paper and then scanned into digital files.

Did you know, that they also have previewed the 2012 Christmas stamps? Starting in July, they are using I think this set will not only make collectors happy, but Christmas enthusiast as well. Without a doubt, I will be buying an extra set of these stamps to frame and add to my holiday decor. social media to reach broader, more diverse audiences to engage more interest in stamp collecting.

“These cheerful stamps portray Santa Claus flying through the air in his sleigh,” said Stephen Kearney, manager, Stamp Services. “With a cargo of toys and gifts produced in his workshop by elves, he lands on the rooftop of house after house and slides down the chimney to leave presents for girls and boys of all ages. Santa's annual journey is joyfully captured in this block of four holiday stamps, with two rows of two stamps each presenting a classic image of Santa and his reindeer circling around snow-covered rooftops.”

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