USPS 2020 Christmas Stamps

Each year the United States Postal Service (USPS) releases new holiday-themed postage stamps for the billions of Christmas cards, letters, and postcards sent by Americans each holiday season. In addition to the new stamps they also continue to offer a handful of well-loved postage designs from previous years.

The stamps are issued as "forever" stamps (currently $0.55 each) and are valid postage for all domestic one ounce letters. All are available in books of 20 stamps. None of the designs are available in rolls of 100 stamps. (Sending postcards or heavier letters? — See all postage rates for 2020)

2020 USPS Christmas Themed Stamps

All of this year's designs are available for purchase online using the links below or at your local post office. According to the USPS these are the currently available Christmas postage stamps in 2020:

Holiday Delights Postage Stamps
Holiday Delights

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This holiday-themed set features 4 different images blending folk art with modern imagery. Available at your local post office or the USPS website while supplies last.

Winter Scenes Postage Stamps
Winter Scenes

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This set of Christmas stamps feature ten different winter scenes in the northern United States captured by various photographers. Available at your local post office or the USPS website while supplies last.

Our Lady of Guápulo Christmas Stamps
Our Lady of Guápulo

This Christmas stamp painted by an unknown artist depicts the Virgin Mary looking down at an adorned Christ Child.

Previous USPS Holiday Stamps

The Christmas-themed stamps below were issued in previous years but are still available for purchase and use while supplies last. Not all designs are available at your local post office.

Holiday Wreaths Postage Stamps
Holiday Wreaths

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This holiday-themed set features 4 different floral wreaths designed by artist Laura Dowling. Available at your local post office or the USPS website while supplies last.

Santa Postage Stamps
Santa (Sparking Holidays)

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This Santa-themed set features 4 different illustrations of Santa Claus by artist Haddon Sundblom. Available at your local post office or the USPS website while supplies last.

Madonna and Child Postage Stamps
Madonna and Child (2018)

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This Christmas stamp depicts the Virgin Mary holding the Christ child. It is taken from Bachiacca's painting 'Madonna and Child' from the 1500s. Available at your local post office or the USPS website while supplies last.

Madonna and Child Postage Stamps (2018)
Florentine Madonna and Child (2016)

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Originally debuted in 2016, this Madonna and child depiction features the Virgin Mary and the Christ child. The painting was done by an anonymous artist in the 1400s. Available at your local post office or the USPS website while supplies last.

Online Only: Older Forever Christmas Stamps

The following stamp designs are no longer sold at local post offices or on the USPS website. Since they are forever stamps they are still valid postage even though postage rates have risen since their initial printing. They are available exclusively online from retail websites such as Amazon and Ebay:

Christmas Carols Postage Stamps
Christmas Carols (2017)

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These Christmas carol-themed stamps feature lyrics from legendary holiday songs along with iconic Christmas iconography. Limited availability at local post offices; available on the USPS website.

Snowy Day Postage Stamps
The Snowy Day (2017)

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This series of snow-themed stamps celebrates 'The Snowy Day'—a story by Ezra Jack Keats. Limited availability at local post offices; available on the USPS website.

Birds in Winter Postage Stamps
Birds in Winter (2018)

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'Birds in Winter' features four beautiful birds on snowy white backgrounds. Perfect for non-holiday mail all winter long. Not available at your local post office or the USPS website.

Winter Berries Postage Stamps
Winter Berries

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This set of Christmas stamps feature four different winter berries: the winterberry, juniper berry, beautyberry, and the soapberry. Not available at your local post office or the USPS website.

Nativity Postage Stamps
Nativity (2016)

A popular Christmas stamp, this simple-yet-elegant nativity stamp features a depiction of the birth of Jesus Christ in a manger.

Custom Christmas Themed Stamps

Custom postage was a great way to personalize the outside of your holiday cards and Minted offered over 3,000 Christmas-themed postage stamps in contrast to the USPS handful of designs. Sadly, Minted is no longer selling postage after the USPS ended its custom postage program in the summer of 2020.

Custom Christmas Stamps

2020 Postage Rates

The amount of postage you need to send your Christmas mailings can vary depending upon the weight, dimensions and other related factors. Generally most mailings will require a one ounce stamp but the table below lists all the of the rates for common holiday mailings. (If you're still not sure which rate you need our postage calculator will tell you the exact postage rate you’ll need based on your letter’s weight and dimensions to avoid a “return to sender” disaster.)

Mailpiece 1 oz Envelope 2 oz Envelope Postcard "Non-Machinable"
Postage Rate $0.55 $0.70 $0.35 Additional $0.15

(1 oz) One Ounce Letters

The amount of postage needed for one ounce letters (most mail) in 2020 is $0.55. Any “forever” stamp is valid postage for 1oz mailings no matter when it was purchased.

(2 oz) Two Ounce Letters

The USPS has no holiday-themed two ounce stamps (Currently $0.70). Minted used to offer 3,000+ custom postage stamps for two ounce letters but custom Christmas stamps have been discontinued.

Postcard Stamps

The USPS has no Christmas postcard stamps (Currently $0.35) featuring holiday themes. The only postcard stamps available form the USPS in 2020 are coral reefs. Minted used to offer custom postage for postcards but custom Christmas stamps have been discontinued.

Non-Machinable Letters (Including Square Envelopes)

Square envelopes are considered “non-machinable” by the USPS and require the base postage rate plus additional postage (currently $0.15) to be mailed. So to send a one ounce square envelope you’ll need a $0.70 stamp ($0.55 + $0.15). There are no $0.70 stamps with holiday themes.