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This Is Our Season

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The holidays can be a hectic time of year for everyone. The pressure of finding the right gift, making the perfect supper, or traveling far and wide to get together with family and friends. Things get busy here, too… And …

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Employee Story: Holiday Deliveries

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Back in the late 1960’s I worked as a part-time flexible (PTF) employee for the Post Office while attending college. I was a letter carrier and also delivered parcel post routes out of Nagel Station (now Weathers) in St. Louis, …

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Letters From Santa

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Olawumi Awosika

Yes. Santa’s real! Kids will truly believe when Santa writes back! Yes, America – there is a Santa Claus. And the Postal Service can help you prove it when Santa replies to your child’s letter to Santa! We are delighted …

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Seal of Delivery

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Stephanie Nelson

Several Logos, Mottos have Represented USPS Through the Years The Postal Service’s iconic blue and white eagle isn’t the only insignia that has represented the organization throughout its history. In 1782, Postmaster General Ebenezer Hazard chose Mercury, the Greek messenger …

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Postal Heroes

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Sarah Ninivaggi

Part of my job since I started working for the Postal Service is reviewing the letters that are sent to our employee heroes. Those familiar with USPS may know about them — but theirs is a story certainly worth sharing. …

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The Heritage Series: On Postal Uniforms

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Sarah Ninivaggi

Like most things in the Postal Service, city letter carriers’ uniforms have a long history. The first official uniforms were introduced in 1868, and required that a full coat and pants be worn at all times. Over the years, the …