The U.S. Postal Service announced today that this year contemporary holiday stamps would highlight the role windows play during the holidays. Portraying winter nights, these elegant stamps showcase ways we observe traditions and spread cheer, letting us delight in the snow when we’re inside while also sharing our warmth and merriment with the outside world.
Available in booklets design repeated five times, the stamps feature a candle, a wreath, a star, and a lighted tree. The stamps will surely add a dash of winter bliss to letters and cards during the coldest months. Two designs show views from the inside looking out: a single burning candle sits on a sill, and a simple star ornament hangs from a hook attached to the window sash, out of sight. Two other designs show views from the outside: a brightly lit Christmas tree contrasts with the snowy shrubs on the other side of the glass, and a snow-covered wreath hangs in front of frosted windowpanes. Art director Ethel Kessler of Bethesda, MD, designed the stamps with original artwork by William Low of Huntington, NY. The Holiday Windows stamps are being issued as Forever stamps.