U.S. Postal Service Unveils Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Stamps

Posted on December 3, 2014

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Christmas stamps

The U.S. Postal Service has unveiled a new set of Christmas stamps for the 2014 holidays. The set celebrates the popular holiday special, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

There are four stamps in the set which feature favorite characters from the Christmas special including Rudolph, Hermey, Santa and Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster. Bumble can be seen climbing over crags of snow and ice on his stamp. Hermey the Elf is touching Rudolph's glowing red nose on his stamp.

The Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer show first aired in 1964. It was produced by Rankin/Bass using stop-motion animation. The special became a holiday classic and now airs multiple times every season. The Christmas special is based on the song "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" by Johnny Marks.

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said at the dedication of the stamps, "Rudolph's story of guiding Santa's sleigh on Christmas Eve has been revered by families for five decades. We're celebrating that milestone by having our fleet of 212,000 'sleighs' deliver Rudolph and his friends on 500 million Forever stamps to nearly 153 million addresses this holiday season."

The stamps can be purchased on usps.com and in U.S. Postal Service locations. USPS has also announced it will be delivering on Sundays for the holidays this year.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Christmas stamp based on Christmas special

Bumble Forever stamp with artwork the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer special

Photos: U.S. Postal Service