A Visit from St Nick 2021


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          “The A Visit From St. Nick stamps bring joy to the kid in all of us,” said Scott Bombaugh, the Postal Service’s vice president, chief technology officer, who served as dedicating official. “Holiday cards and letters mailed with these stamps will delight people of all ages. They are good to give as gifts or stocking stuffers, too.”
          St. Nick — Santa Claus — is one of our most recognized and beloved cultural icons. His jolly laugh and smiling eyes are a happy reminder that Christmas is near.
          European immigrants brought to their new country folk characters that over the years became our present-day Santa Claus. One of those characters was Sinterklaas, a folk version of the real-life St. Nicholas of Myra, a third-century bishop, whose feast day became associated with stories of his generosity. Sinterklaas delivered presents on Dec. 5, the eve of the saint's feast day. In an 1809 satire, American author Washington Irving described a St. Nick who appeared in a dream, portraying him traveling in a flying wagon. A few years later, in 1821, the illustrations accompanying the poem “The Children’s Friend” further embellished the legend with “Santeclaus” arriving in a sleigh drawn by a reindeer.

          These Forever ®stamps will always be equal in value to the current First-Class MailR one-ounce rate.

          Made in the USA.

          Product Specs:
          Issue: A Visit from St. Nick Stamps
          Item Number: 683400
          Denomination & Type of Issue: First-Class Mail Forever
          Format: Double-sided Booklet of 20 (4 designs)
          Series: N/A
          Issue Date & City: October 7, 2021, Santa Claus, IN 47579
          Art Director: Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA
          Designer: Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA