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Subject: Christmas stamps
Date Posted: 11/14/2014 8:23 AM ET
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Got my Christmas stamps this week.........there were at least 5 different ones to choose from though I think only one wasn't religious ( the gingerbread ones again). I don't remember having that  many choices other years.

Date Posted: 11/14/2014 1:58 PM ET
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The post office is starting to hold on to older stamps now that all first class stamps are forever stamps. It used to be that the older stamps would be sent to the warehouse after a while they hadn't sold mostly due to the face value of the stamp no longer being current, now the offices can keep the older forever stamps and still continue to sell them. The office you went to still has stamps from last Christmas. This years non-religious Christmas stamps are Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and the Winter Fun stamps. 

Date Posted: 11/17/2014 9:58 PM ET
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They have a beautiful one with a red cardinal.  

I usually order the one I like from USPS. 



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Date Posted: 11/17/2014 10:03 PM ET
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Winter Fun and Global Wreath Forever Stamps

Rudolph All Red-Nosed Over Stamp of Approval

Date Posted: 11/17/2014 10:04 PM ET
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This one has been around several years.  Reissued this year.

Christmas Magi

Date Posted: 11/17/2014 10:06 PM ET
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This was from last year but still available online.

Poinsettia

Date Posted: 11/18/2014 10:23 AM ET
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The website has a better selection then the local post office.  I just ordered some for the office and they had a few non-religious ones.

Date Posted: 11/18/2014 1:37 PM ET
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yes, the website has previous years stamps, whereas the post office would only have those stamps if they were leftovers from the other years. In my office, we make an effort to sell out of the Christmas stamps every year, that way some of our stock budget isn't tied up for the entire year-yes, each office has a stock budget, or an amount of stamps they are allowed to have, based on past sales history, the office isn't allowed to exceed the budget

Date Posted: 12/2/2014 12:27 PM ET
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ha, ha......my rural PO didn't have the cardinal, snowman, poinsettia, or Rudolph ones.  Discovered the ones I saw are the ONLY ones they will offer this year at their small office, but the city nearest us had the new ones at their main PO so I picked up some of the snowman ones which I will use after Christmas if they are left over from doing cards.

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Date Posted: 1/18/2015 10:30 PM ET
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If you ever want to make friends at the post office, ask "what stamps are you trying to get rid of?"  Because Christmas stamps will get your package to its destination in June as fast as as if you mailed it in December...