Posted by: Fr Chris | October 20, 2021

No Madonna Stamp for Christmas 2021

A Visit From St. Nick Stamps

Mr. Louis DeJoy

Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer

United States Postal Service

475 L’Enfant Plaza, S.W.

Room 4012

Washington, D.C. 20260

October 20, 2021

Dear Mr. De Joy,

I am writing to ask why the Post Office has not issued a Christmas stamp featuring the Virgin Mary and the Christ Child. Every year beautiful stamps have been issued with that theme. What happened in 2021? The stamps are all secular, and emphasis was put on books of stamps featuring Santa Claus.

Christmas obviously celebrates Christ’s birth, even though that is often lost in the rush of commercialism and buying gifts. But once we get to December 25, most people’s thoughts still turn to Jesus.

I really want to know what happened this year. I think we all deserve an explanation as to why this was done. I find it to be a serious mistake, that we can buy only last year’s Madonna stamps but no others,  if we want to keep “Christ in Christmas.”

Thank you for your attention and I anticipate your response.

Sincerely yours,

Rev. Christopher L. Zugger

Last Year’s Stamp is still available at least:

Our Lady of Guápulo Stamps


  1. Fr Zugger, I totally agree with your thoughts on the stamps. Every year, I make a special trip to the post office to buy special stamps of Our Blessed Mother and Christ to send out my Christmas cards. I was terribly disappointed to see that the USPS has discontinued this tradition. I did notice that many other holidays had their own stamp but nothing to represent the birth of Christ, which is what Christmas is all about.
    Thank you for writing to the Postmaster General as I plan to do the same. If there are others out there that feel the same way, I encourage you to write a letter, too.

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