U.S. Postal Service Launches Gingerbread Houses Forever Stamps

Posted on November 6, 2013

Gingerbread Houses Forever stamps

The U.S. Postal Service has launched Gingerbread Houses Forever stamps for the holidays. USPS says it expects to process 545 million pieces of mail every day this holiday season. The total mail delivered will reach nearly 15 billion pieces. The busiest delivery day for mail is expected to be Wednesday, Dec. 18 and the busiest day for packages will be Thursday, Dec. 19.

The Gingerbread Houses Forever stamps were unveiled today during a ceremony at the historic James A. Farley Post Office in New York City. The Broadway Boys performed classic holiday songs at the event. A life-size replica of one of the gingerbread houses was also on display. The replica will remain on display in the lobby of the Farley Post Office through Jan. 2, 2014.

Nagisa Manabe, chief marketing and sales officer for USPS, said in a statement, "We hope the whimsical Gingerbread Houses stamps will add some holiday cheer to envelopes holding greeting cards and invitations this season."

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