RELIGION
11/25/2013 03:43 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

US Postal Service Christmas Stamp Missing From Holiday Ad, Causing Twitter Uproar

"What happened to Christmas?"

A USPS holiday stamp ad had some Twitter users up in arms over the omission of the word "Christmas."

christmas

The kerfuffle comes in the wake of a "Naughty or Nice" list published by the American Family Association which ranks companies by how "Christmas-friendly" they are. They even set up a hotline for people to complain about Christmas-friendliness or lack thereof, as well as a memo concerning one's "rights of seasonal expression at Christmas."

USPS actually has a large selection of stamps which explicitly say "Christmas" as part of its holiday stamp collection. However, on their holiday mailer, they chose to feature a gingerbread house stamp along with Kwanzaa and Hanukkah stamps.

christmas
One of the stamps available

However, some customers bemoaned the fact that an explicitly Christmas-themed stamp was not part of the holiday mailer.

USPS apologized on Twitter, explaining that they "did not look to offend or exclude any religion."

HuffPost

BEFORE YOU GO

PHOTO GALLERY
Tacky Christmas Decorations
CONVERSATIONS