Planning Ahead: USPS Advertises Christmas Stamps In June

eleven_scannersWe’ve chronicled the financial problems of the U.S. Postal Service, and it’s great that they’re seeking out new revenue sources. This prominently-placed poster in reader Chris’s local post office encourages postal customers to prepare early and buy their Christmas stamps now. In June. For Christmas cards. Cards for that holiday that doesn’t happen for another six months.

Was the poster in a remote corner of the building, maybe, where no one had noticed it was still up from last Christmas? No, Chris says. “It was posted at the window immediately in front of the wait line,” Oh, dear.

We sent his photo off to the USPS to see whether maybe this post office put the poster up a little early. We’ll update you when we hear back.