• September 9th, 2016

    Celebrating African and African American culture and history. One special Kwanzaa stamp introduced by USPS

    Just what is Kwanzaa? Unlike Christmas, Ramadan or Hanukkah, Kwanzaa is unaffiliated with a major religion. One of the newer American holidays, Kwanzaa originated in the turbulent 1960s to instill racial pride and unity in the black community. This annual holiday, which takes place over seven days from December 26 to January 1, brings family, community, and culture together for many African Americ ...
  • November 26th, 2013

    Kwanzaa stamp from the United States

    With bright colors and a new stylized stamp design, the U.S. Postal Service continues its tradition of celebrating Kwanzaa. This annual non-religious holiday, which takes place over seven days from December 26 to January 1, brings family, community, and culture together for many African Americans. The stamp art features a man, woman, and child dressed in traditional, African-inspired clothing join ...
  • October 16th, 2011

    2011 Hanukkah and Kwanzaa Holiday Stamps

    The U.S. Postal Service has issued two newly designed Forever stamps commemorating Hanukkah and Kwanzaa for mailing cards and letters during the upcoming holiday season. "This year, for the first time, all of our holiday stamps are being issued as Forever stamps," said Stephen Kearney, executive director, Stamp Services, U.S. Postal Service. "These popular stamps rank among our best sellers, with ...
  • December 5th, 2009

    Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Eid stamps available

    With the holidays nearing, the post office has two new Christmas stamps and the usual array of postage for other holidays available. Each year, the US Postal Service issues what it calls a traditional stamp featuring a Madonna for Christmas, as well as nonreligious stamps that it says are for the winter holidays. This year there is a 44-cent Madonna and Sleeping Child, based on a painting by the 1 ...
  • October 8th, 2009

    USPS Issues a Blizzard of Holiday Stamps

    The U.S. Postal Service starts delivering the 2009 holiday season by issuing the Winter Holidays stamps today and the Hanukkah and Kwanzaa stamps tomorrow at the American Stamp Dealers Association Mega Stamp Show in New York City. "We hope Americans will use these stamps to spread the joy of the Holidays on cards and letters across the nation this holiday season," said David Failor, U.S. Postal Se ...
  • October 19th, 2004

    Kwanzaa featured on this year's holiday U.S. Postage Stamp

    The festive mood of Kwanzaa was captured on Sat. Oct. 16 when the new 37-cent First-Class Kwanzaa stamp was issued by the U.S. Postal Service at the DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago. The new self-adhesive stamp is available in a pane of 20 and is a new and different design from the first Kwanzaa stamp that was issued in 1997. Art director Derry Noyes and stamp artist Daniel Mint ...