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Senate selling holiday postage stamps of all flavors

Soon, stamps will start looking a little more like the holidays. (Paul Sakuma/AP)

A recent e-mail from the Senate Sergeant at Arms is a case in point: it helpfully informs staffers that the Senate’s two post offices are now stocking a variety of holiday stamps aimed at appealing to every denomination and flavor of holiday reveler, from the keep-the-Christ in Christmas people to the secularists. (Seems a smidge early, since we’re still picking at the last of the Halloween candy, but surely, the marble halls are packed with Type As who will have their holiday cards addressed and stamped before the turkeys are out of the oven.)

Anyway, the post offices are stocking stamps in categories that include “traditional” (heavy on the Jesus), contemporary (Santa!), Kwanzaa, and Hanukkah. The only folks feeling left out might be those who don’t celebrate anything at all.

What, no Grinch stamp?

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.


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