Christmas in July, indeed! Day seven of the preview brings us these charming Santa Claus stamps. Now to be honest, I am not a super huge fan of these stamps. I much prefer the realistic looking stamps to the more cartoonish ones. But think of these stamps being used on a letter to Santa himself. Yup that would be worth buying some.
"Though his roots go much further back, the modern Santa Claus, the giver of gifts, captured the American imagination in the Revolutionary War era. At that time, understandably critical of English traditions, people looked to the Dutch figure of Sinterklaas for cultural cues and seasonal inspiration. Since then, Santa has become more popular, and is today beloved by millions of children who write him letters, track his progress on the Internet, and leave him milk and cookies as tokens of their esteem."
I copied the above directly from Beyond the Perf because well...I couldn't think of anyway to say it better. The stamps were designed by artist Paul Rogers and art director Howard Paine.