|Date of Issue||November 6, 2013|
First-Class Mail Forever
|Perforation or Dimension||0.91 x 1.19 in./23.11 x 30.22 mm|
|Series Time Span||2013|
|Issue Location||New York, NY 10199|
|Postal Administration||United States|
On November 6, 2013, in New York, New York, the Postal Service™ will issue Gingerbread Houses (Forever® First-Class Mail) stamps in four designs in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) booklet of 20 stamps. The stamps will go on sale nationwide November 6, 2013.
Four new, cheerful holiday stamps capture the delicious tradition and childlike nostalgia of making gingerbread houses. Stumbling across a magical cottage made of cake and candy, Hansel and Gretel knew just how special gingerbread houses could be—but no witches will jump out of these confectionery domiciles. Instead, the Gingerbread Houses stamps will add a touch of whimsy to your holiday mail.
These stamps feature four different gingerbread houses set against a bright blue background. Made with gingerbread and royal icing, each house has sugary fruit slices for shingles, peppermint sticks for support beams, and round, candy-coated chocolate for doorknobs and holly berries, and yet each is unique.
Sally Andersen-Bruce photographed the houses, created by baker Teresa Layman. Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamps.
The Gingerbread Houses stamps are being issued as Forever® stamps. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce rate.