Hanukkah Holiday, ‘Peanuts' Commemorated in New USPS Stamps

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The United States Postal Service is celebrating the 100th birthday of artist and "Peanuts" creator Charles M. Schulz with 10 new theme stamp collections and a new annual piece celebrating the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, USPS announced in a press release.

Characters from the beloved comic strip and holiday specials include Charlie Brown, Lucy, Franklin, Sally, Pigpen, Linus and more including, of course, Snoopy.

"Peanuts" debuted in 1950 with nearly 18,000 comic strips produced by Schulz. The series eventually expanded to television holiday specials, books, a broadway show and more. The final printed comic was published in 2000, the day after Schulz died.

Additionally, the United States Postal Service will mark the celebration of Hanukkah with a new stamp.

The stamp art features an original wall hanging of fiber art that was hand-dyed and quilted to form an abstract image of a hanukkiah, a nine-branch candelabra used only during Hanukkah. Designed by artist Jeanette Kuvin Oren, the stamp will go on sale nationwide on Oct. 20.

To order these stamps and more, visit USPS' website here.

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