Gingerbread House Forever Block of 4

Gingerbread House Forever Block of 4

The 2013 USPS Gingerbread House stamps will be featured as one of the series of cachets during this years PENPEX Stamp show.

Date of issue: November 6, 2013
New York City

The new, cheerful holiday stamps capture the delicious tradition and childlike nostalgia of making gingerbread houses.

These stamps feature four different gingerbread houses set against a bright blue background. Made with gingerbread and royal icing, each house has sugary fruit slices for shingles, peppermint sticks for support beams, and round, candy-coated chocolate for doorknobs and holly berries, and yet each is unique.

Sally Andersen-Bruce photographed the houses, created by baker Teresa Layman. Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamps.

The Gingerbread Houses stamps are being issued as Forever® stamps. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce rate.