U.S. Postal Service Reveals Stamps for 2023

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service announced today many of the stamps it will issue in 2023.

“The 2023 stamp program features a broad range of subjects and designs. These miniature works of art highlight our unique American culture and offer a broad selection for those looking to collect stamps or send their mail around the nation or the world,” said USPS Stamp Services Director William Gicker. Continue reading

USPS Introduces Holiday Elves Forever Stamps

NORTH POLE Sept. 15, 2022

The US Postal Service today unveiled its “Holiday Elves” Forever stamps. The Holiday Elves stamps are se-tenant, which means they work together both as a single scene or as individual images. Artist Don Clark first sketched his design and then created the final illustration digitally. Antonio Alcalá was the art director. The stamps evoke the holiday spirit, featuring a colorful digital illustration of elves preparing toys on a winding conveyor belt in a snow-laden forest.

Like many beloved Christmas traditions—including Santa Claus himself—elves did not become a well-established part of the holidays in America until the 19th century. In the 20th century, as elves became firmly rooted in American Christmas lore, they eventually took center stage in beloved holiday television specials, films and books. Continue reading