The government-run U.S. Postal Service will not be printing Christmas stamps for 2015 – except for Charlie Brown Christmas stamps, in commemoration of the show’s 50th anniversary.
For over 50 years, commemorative Christmas stamps have been printed by the U.S. Post Office.
With no public notice of the change in policy and no asking for public comment, the policy has been implemented.
The post office has said that they may print Christmas stamps for Christmas 2016 and that there is an inventory of Christmas stamps issued in previous years.
I would appreciate if readers using stamps this Christmas could ask for the religious-oriented stamps and let me know what the post office says.
In the last few years, stamps have moved away from a religious theme to a “Charlie Brown Christmas” and “snowflake” commemorative stamps.
The cost of creating a Christmas stamp is minimal versus other types of stamps that may require payment of large royalties or licensing fees. Historically, Christmas-themed stamps have been based upon Renaissance painters, therefore not requiring royalties.
The war on Christmas is to take any thought, mention or image of Christ out of Christmas and simply make it a holiday.
As a believer in the miraculous birth of Jesus Christ, Christians need to stand firm and proclaim the true meaning of Christmas as we approach the Christmas season.
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