USPS 2022 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 $0.60 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 2022)

2022 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 2022:

Holiday Elves Christmas Stamps
Holiday Elves

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These Christmas stamps feature four cute and festive elves preparing holiday gifts. Available at your local post office or the USPS website while supplies last.

Snowy Beauty USPS Stamps
Snowy Beauty Stamps

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Available Oct. 11th, this ten stamp collection features various flowers against a snowy background. Available at your local post office or the USPS website while supplies last.

Virgin and Child Postage Stamps
Virgin and Child

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This Christmas stamp depicts the Virgin Mary holding the Christ Child, originally a 16th century oil painting. Available at your local post office or the USPS website while supplies last.

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.

A Visit from St. Nick Christmas Stamps
A Visit From St. Nick (2021)

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Debuting in 2021, this set of four Christmas stamps depict Santa's visit on Christmas eve. Limited availability at some local post offices or the USPS website while supplies last.

Otters in Snow Postage Stamps
Otters in Snow (2021)

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This winter-themed set features the playful North American otter in four different images. Limited availability at some local post offices or the USPS website while supplies last.

Our Lady of Guápulo Christmas Stamps
Our Lady of Guápulo (2020)

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This Christmas stamp painted by an unknown artist depicts the Virgin Mary looking down at an adorned Christ Child. Limited availability at some local post offices 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:

Holiday Delights Postage Stamps
Holiday Delights (2020)

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Not available at your local post office or on the USPS website. This holiday-themed set features 4 different images blending folk art with modern imagery.

Winter Scenes Postage Stamps
Winter Scenes (2020)

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Not available at your local post office or on the USPS website. This set of Christmas stamps feature ten different winter scenes in the northern United States captured by various photographers.

Holiday Wreaths Postage Stamps
Holiday Wreaths (2019)

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Not available at your local post office or on the USPS website. This holiday-themed set features 4 different floral wreaths designed by artist Laura Dowling.

Santa Postage Stamps
Santa/Sparkling Holidays (2018)

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Not available at your local post office or on the USPS website. This Santa-themed set features 4 different illustrations of Santa Claus by artist Haddon Sundblom.

Madonna and Child Postage Stamps
Madonna and Child (2018)

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Not available at your local post office or on the USPS website. This Christmas stamp depicts the Virgin Mary holding the Christ child. It is taken from Bachiacca's painting 'Madonna and Child' from the 1500s.

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

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Not available at your local post office or on the USPS website. This Madonna and child depiction features the Virgin Mary and the Christ child (2016).

Christmas Carols Postage Stamps
Christmas Carols (2017)

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Not available at your local post office or on the USPS website. These Christmas carol-themed stamps feature lyrics from legendary holiday songs along with iconic Christmas iconography.

Snowy Day Postage Stamps
The Snowy Day (2017)

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Not available at your local post office or on the USPS website. This series of snow-themed stamps celebrates 'The Snowy Day'—a story by Ezra Jack Keats.

Birds in Winter Postage Stamps
Birds in Winter (2018)

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

Winter Berries Postage Stamps
Winter Berries (2019)

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

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

2022 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 $0.60 $0.84 $0.44 Additional $0.39

(1 oz) One Ounce Letters

The amount of postage needed for one ounce letters (most mail) in 2022 is $0.60. 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 $0.84). 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 $0.44) featuring holiday themes. The only postcard stamps available form the USPS in 2022 deipict barns and 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 $0.39) to be mailed. So to send a one ounce square envelope you’ll need a $0.99 stamp ($0.60 + $0.39). There are no $0.99 stamps with holiday themes.