USPS 2016 Christmas Nativity Stamp

It is a joy to see the USPS 2016 Christmas Nativity Stamp that debuted on November 03, 2016.

Happy Monday!  We are kicking off the new week with looking at the Nativity Forever Stamp.  It is in a booklet of 20 Forever stamps.

USPS 2016 Christmas Nativity Stamp

“The stamp art features a peaceful yet powerful image of the Holy Family silhouetted against a dawn sky. The baby Jesus lies in a straw-filled manger in the center of the picture with Mary kneeling to the right and Joseph standing to the left, holding a lantern. A bright star shines over the scene.”

“The Postal Service™ celebrates Christmas with a new stamp featuring a traditional Nativity scene.” 

“The Gospel of Luke relates how Mary and Joseph traveled to Bethlehem to register for the census decreed by the Roman emperor. The Gospel says: “And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.”

From the Postal Bulletin “Stamp Announcement 16-42: Nativity Stamp”

Here is the short video of First Day of Issue: “Nativity” Stamp Dedication Ceremony.

This is a link to the available USPS Holiday stamps.  Thank you to the USPS for this special stamp this year.

Here’s to the week we really should get our packages off into the mail!

Anchors Aweigh,  


USPS 2016 Christmas Nativity Stamp Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today

Image above and excerpt Postal Bulletin Stamp Announcement 16-42: Nativity Stamp.  September 29, 2016. @USPSStamps @USPS Nativity Forever Stamp

Image above Nativity First Day Cover

YouTube First Day of Issue: “Nativity” Stamp Dedication Ceremony posted by USPS TV.  Published on Nov 7, 2016.  NATIVITY FIRST-DAY-OF-ISSUE STAMP CEREMONY
St. John’s Church 16th and H Street, NW.  Washington, DC 20005

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