USPS cooks up smiles with Holiday Cookies on new postage stamps

October 21st, 2005

The Postal Service delivered the first taste of the holidays today by dedicating the Holiday Cookies commemorative postage stamps outside the world-famous Pillsbury Kitchens at General Mills Headquarters in Minneapolis. A dedication ceremony also took place in New York City's Madison Square Garden at one of the nation's largest stamp shows, the Postage Stamp Mega-Event.

The four 37-cent stamps - based on photographs of four cookies festively decorated as two snowmen, two elves (one sugar cookie and one made of gingerbread), an angel, and Santa Claus - are guaranteed to remain fresh throughout the holidays and into next year when they become available nationwide at Post Offices and Philatelic Centers beginning Oct. 21.