November 22, 2015 archive

US Postal Service goes Politically Correct – (PC) usps

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Can anyone guess why the US Postal service guidelines would be used to reject this illustration from appearing on a postage stamp? This image was from an antique 1896 “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”/”A Visit from St. Nicholas” book and was quite well known at the time, and was an early depiction of Santa coming down the chimney.

1896 image of Santa going down the chimney

1896 image of Santa going down the chimney

Keep reading for the answer…and let us know your thoughts on it below.

This image was approved:

1896 image of Santa going down the chimney

1896 image of Santa going down the chimney

Well, the US Postal Service went politically correct. Their designs don’t allow one to depict smoking.

“Postage stamp rejected”:

Specifically, the design depicted smoking.

 

[This was rejected November 22, 2016, although the post is dated earlier so as to not be at the top of the recents.]