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US Postal Service goes Politically Correct – (PC) usps

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.]

Who is Auntie Claus?

Sometimes people ask who is Auntie Claus? Well, here is a book about her! There are several books about Auntie Claus, but this is the first one in the series. It is a fun series to read about someone named Auntie Claus and some adventures that happened with her a few years ago!

Auntie Claus

Santa Claus’ Books – Recommended Giving And Reading List

Welcome to Santa’s Holiday Books Page!

Santa and Mrs. Claus really enjoy reading holiday stories — it is an excellent way for families to spend time together and celebrate the holidays. BookstoreRecommended Giving And Reading List

Santa and the Elves have picked out some favorite books and stories for the holiday — some of which are considered classics. We’ve also linked with so that it is easy to get more information on them. Where there are related items we’ve listed those.

You can get information about purchasing a book merely by clicking on the title. Any book you purchase can be gift wrapped and shipped through various shipping options to locations in the US and worldwide.

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