Holy Family USPS stamp

The Holy Family stamp was issued as a Forever® stamp. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce rate.

In a press release this week, Beyond the Perf published its results from a readers poll of favorite stamps of the year. The winner is the Holy Family stamp shown on the left. Users liked the deep rich colors and Christmas themed stamps are always very popular with the public.  More than 1000 people voted and gave their opinions on why certain issues were important to them.

Order of Stamp Winners

  1. Holy Family
  2. Cherry Blossom Centennial
  3. Earthscapes
  4. Great Film Directors
  5. The War of 1812: USS Constitution

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Background of the Holy Family Stamp:

The Holy Family stamp celebrates Christmas with a scene from the Nativity story that reminds us of the joys of the season: family, togetherness, and the birth of the baby Jesus. It continues the U.S. Postal Service’s tradition of issuing beautiful and timeless Christmas stamps and will be a treasured addition to cards and letters sent during this season of goodwill and sharing.

Working together, art director William J. Gicker, designer Greg Breeding, and artist Nancy Stahl created an evocative new image of the Holy Family. The stamp illustration shows Joseph leading a donkey that carries Mary and Jesus, guided by a star shining in the twilight of a desert sky.

What stamps were your favorites this year?  Let us know in the comments below.

USPS USS Constitution Stamp

Rich in detail the USS Constitution Stamp was another popular stamp this year.