Dazzling Nutcrackers to Transform the Holidays

October 27th, 2008

The U.S. Postal Service has issued a 42-cent, Holiday Nutcrackers special stamp in four eye-catching designs.

Santa or "Father Christmas" has a lantern in one hand and a snowflake-topped staff in the other. There is a gold and ruby-crowned king, a yellow-jacketed military captain and a green-garbed drummer with a red drum.