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US Postal Service ad for 'holiday stamps' has Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, but omits Christmas

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A printed advertisement from the US Postal Service for "holiday stamps" was discovered promoting Kwanzaa and Hanukkah stamps, but not any Christmas stamps, various media outlets reported.

The issue first came to light when a Virginia woman with a Twitter account received an advertisement in the mail.

It showed three stamps as part of the "holiday stamp" promotion with two explicit references to celebrations: one for Kwanzaa that says Kwanzaa, one for Hanukkah that clearly says Hanukkah and another that was simply a gingerbread house with no words.

The woman posted a photo of the ad with this comment on Twitter: "Don't forget those three American holidays: Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and … gingerbread house."

The story was soon picked up by The Blaze and other media outlets.

The US Postal Service pointed out that they do sell at least two Christmas stamps – they just were not on this particular advertisement.

"Another issue is why the secular Christmas stamps can't have "Christmas" on them? The Cinco De Mayo stamp said Cinco De Mayo," wrote the woman who now has named her Twitter account "Merry Gingerbread" – a spoof on the gingerbread house stamp being a possible stand-in for Christmas.

 "Oh yeah, because Christians celebrate the Holy Day of Gingerbread House, seriously? This is awful" and "I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a very merry Gingerbread House."

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