Support the USPS by Purchasing These Pretty Stamps
The United States Postal Service (USPS) has been an essential government operation since the 18th century. The Postal Office Act of 1792 not only made the USPS a permanent institution of the federal government, but it also included provisions that would facilitate freedom of the press, the privacy of personal correspondence, and expand the nation's physical infrastructure. Needless to say, the USPS is a historical and vital government institution and needs the help of the American people now more than ever in order to survive.
While the USPS has been struggling financially for more than a decade, the coronavirus pandemic made matters worse, as businesses have substantially reduced the amount of mail that they're sending. According to NPR, the USPS has asked lawmakers for nearly $89 billion in cash infusions to offset the financial storm. Wondering how you can support the USPS? Buying official USPS merchandise, such as stamps, is one simple way to help. And though the USPS can't survive on stamp purchases alone, the more Americans who show their support for the service, the more likely lawmakers are to advocate for financial relief.
Enjoy the Great Outdoors
Even if you can't take a family vacation due to the coronavirus pandemic, you can revel in the beauty of the great outdoors thanks to this collection of stamps. Build sand castles at the beach, go cross-country skiing through the woods, or hop in a canoe with a loved one through these images that help us to appreciate the natural world.
Shop Now: Enjoy the Great Outdoors Forever Stamp, $11 for Sheet of 20, store.usps.com.
Fruits and Vegetables
Shop Now: Fruits and Vegetables Forever Stamps, $11 for Book of 20, store.usps.com.
Celebrate beautiful blooms with this collection of stamps inspired by nine species of wild orchid flowers. Each stamp features a single photograph taken by Jim Fowler.
Shop Now: American Gardens, $11 for Sheet of 20, store.usps.com.