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Holiday gift items available at post offices

November 30, 2010
Submitted by DEBRA MITCHELL, U.S. Postal Service

Sending greetings this holiday season just got easier with the introduction of the holiday Evergreens note card and greeting card sets, "Let It Snow" CDs, and "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer" DVDs at U.S. Post Offices.

The note card set features artwork from the 44-cent Evergreens Forever stamps, depicting the foliage and cones of four different conifers: ponderosa pine, eastern red cedar, blue spruce and balsam fir. Each note card set costs $11.95 and includes eight custom-designed envelopes and Evergreens Forever stamps. There are two note cards for each stamp design, with descriptive text about the featured evergreen printed on the back of each card. The inside of each card is blank, making it perfect for any occasion.

The Evergreens greeting card set is another festive way to kick off the holiday season. Featuring artwork that complements the Evergreens Forever stamps, each set includes five cards with envelopes and costs $4.95. "Season Greetings" is printed on the front of each card with a short message inside. The Evergreens Forever stamps are sold separately.

For the first time, the U.S. Postal Service is selling the holiday "Let It Snow" CD and "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer" DVD in 5,000 selected Post Offices across the country. They will be offered at a discount if a customer purchases Priority Mail at the same time as the CD or DVD.

Postal customers purchasing one of the CDs or DVDs will be given a $2.00 discount if the item is sent via a small Flat Rate Priority Mail box. When purchasing the CD or DVD, the shipping carton is intentionally left open so the customer can put in a greeting card or other personal note.

The holiday "Let It Snow" CD is an exclusive collection of 11 holiday music classics from very well-known artists. Packaging for the CD is in a decorative snowflake box. The CD regularly sells for $12.99. With Priority Mail Flat rate postage the CD sells for $10.99.

The holiday "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer" DVD is the classic holiday TV cartoon special of the reindeer who saved Christmas. The DVD regularly sells for $14.99. With Priority Mail Flat Rate postage, the DVD sells for $12.99.

For more information about purchasing stamps, stamps by mail, postal regulations, a free subscription to USA Philatelic magazine, Post Office events, the location of the nearest postal store or contract unit, or for answers to your specific Postal Service questions, contact USPS at 1-800-275-8777, or visit To schedule a presentation for your community, club or group on how the Postal Service brings the Post Office to your home or office computer, call 239-573-9638.

A self-supporting government enterprise, the U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation, 150 million residences, businesses and Post Office Boxes. The Postal Service receives no direct support from taxpayers. With 36,000 retail locations and the most frequently visited website in the federal government, the Postal Service relies on the sale of postage, products and services to pay for operating expenses. Named the Most Trusted Government Agency five consecutive years and the sixth Most Trusted Business in the nation by the Ponemon Institute, the Postal Service has annual revenue of more than $68 billion and delivers nearly half the world's mail. If it were a private sector company, the U.S. Postal Service would rank 28th in the 2009 Fortune 500.



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