USPS responds to national outrage over new holiday stamps

Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, and Merry…Gingerbread House?

You would certainly think America now celebrates some kind of holy gingerbread bread house holiday if you saw the United States Postal Service mailer recently sent out featuring the new 2013 holiday stamps available for purchase.

A Twitter user saw the flyer and tweeted a photo of it, which set off a national firestorm online that was picked up by the national media.


Glaringly absent on the three stamps featured in the ad is Christmas, and is instead represented by a gingerbread house, while the Kwanzaa and Hanukkah stamps have their names emblazoned right across the top.

UnknownThe USPS responded to the outrage on Twitter to explain that they do indeed sell a Christmas stamp, but the flyer showed the three newest stamps available.

That explanation didn’t sit well, and people are still confused as to why the USPS would choose to acknowledge two religious holidays and ignore Christmas.

God forbid the day we walk around wishing each other a Merry Gingerbread House.

See the Twitter explanation offered by the USPS:

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Janeen Capizola

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306 thoughts on “USPS responds to national outrage over new holiday stamps

  1. Brandon Johns says:

    Merry Christmas BTW lefties.

  2. XPELALLHAFIDS says:

    Well to keep it secular, I simply say “Happy Holi-Ebonics” <:))

  3. Grandma Go says:

    This is why the U.S. Postal Service is going belly up! We have choices – FED-EX and UPS.

    1. Richard P. Weiss says:

      Sure you have choices. Letters with Fedex and UPS cost $6.00 and up, not 46 cents. Go for it.

  4. SKChristmas says:

    Funny enough, at Vons they are putting a very big sign in the middle of the store written on it “…..Wishing you a happy Hanukkah”!!! But it is forbidden to write “Merry Christmas” or even to write the word “Christmas”!!!

    And on eBay at the top, the header of eBay pages, is written
    “happy Hanukkah”. Isn’t that funny? So, for other religions is ok to
    do that, but just for Christians is NOT ok.

    So for Christians should not be offended whatever they see, but for them to see the word Christmas somewhere or
    “wishing you a Merry Christmas” somewhere they get offended!!!

    1. IIlIIl111 says:

      Maybe Ebay will write “Merry Christmas, when it…………..(wait for it)……………….actually CHRISTMAS……………………….DUH

    2. pjw01 says:

      I publish a monthly local horse magazine and for December I dressed it up in red and green with holly and a photo of my horse and I standing and a big MERRY CHRISTMAS across the magazine. NO ONE is going to stop me from using the phrase. I don’t have to be a Christian to want to use it. I grew up with that phrase.

  5. guest says:

    And the problem is that they came to this country and they are the very
    few minority, they don’t respect others tradition, they are trying to
    cancel the tradition of the majority of this country, forcing them not
    to celebrate their feast freely by putting controls on them. But they
    celebrate their Hanukkah in full in their country and in this country
    and wishing all people of this country now, after canceling their
    Christmas, Happy Hanukkah 🙂 And they greet Christians at their
    Christmas by saying “happy holiday” and no one of Christians should get
    offended!!!!! I haven’t seen such rudeness before.

  6. Steve Thompson says:

    Solution is to boycott the USPS. We rarelly even buy stamps, and won’t buy any more until they treat Christians (who are the majority in this country) equally. This is another example of the “tyranny of the minority.”

  7. pjw01 says:

    Looks like I won’t be buying any Christmas stamps this year.

  8. Ronald Reagan says:

    Go research “Kwanzaa” : it’s a mish-mash of nonsense started by a radical Black Panthers activist, Ronald M. Everett(a.k.a. “Maulana Karenga”). Oh, he went to jail for 10yrs for the torture assault of two women. PS- Patty Hearst’s famous kidnap photo has her next to a 7-headed cobra, symbol of the Symbionese Liberation Army. Guess what the 7 heads stand for? Yup: the EXACT same 7 principles as “Kwanzaa”. And, by the way, GO SEE who the creator of “Earth Day” is ! (murdered girlfriend, stuffed her in a trunk for 18mo). Kwanzaa is a Marxist-inspired holiday for guilty liberal whites.

  9. Missy says:

    Easter has historically (for most of the past 2000 years) been the major Christian holiday. It is only in the past couple hundred years that Christmas became a major holiday. Interestingly, I don’t see anyone fussing because there are no Easter stamps and Easter is not a recognized government holiday. And virtually no one celebrates Ash Wednesday or Good Friday. Christmas with all the gifts and commercialism is celebrated by pretty much everyone whether they’re Christian or not.

  10. ThinkPink414 says:

    No the money you pay for the stamp you buy pays for those stamps. If you don’t buy it – you don’t pay for it.

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