USPS responds after being called out for gingerbread house ‘holiday stamp’

http://twitter.com/#!/DJB627/status/403572362441805825

As Twitchy reported, a holiday stamp shown in a recent U.S. Postal Service mailer had tweeters scratching their heads. Since when did gingerbread houses become a Christmas symbol? And what’s so scary about the C-word?

Our post must’ve finally gotten the USPS’ attention, because this afternoon, it responded via Twitter:

http://twitter.com/#!/USPS/status/403595517713592321

OK, so wouldn’t it have maybe made more sense to use a picture of one of those? At least those symbols bring Christmas immediately to mind. A gingerbread house, not so much.

http://twitter.com/#!/DJB627/status/403596563877867520

Seems pretty clear to us, but then we’re not a government agency.

http://twitter.com/#!/USPS/status/403601028676739072

If that were true, we probably wouldn’t be talking about the goofy gingerbread house stamp, would we?

http://twitter.com/#!/Brice57/status/403593438006095872

According to @USPS, the holiday stamps featured in the mailer were just the newly released ones:

http://twitter.com/#!/USPS/status/403605724095184896

Fair enough. But that doesn’t change the fact that the USPS probably could’ve thought about things a little more carefully.

http://twitter.com/#!/DJB627/status/403602530925428736

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/11/21/usps-responds-after-being-called-out-for-merry-gingerbread-house-day-stamp/

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