Hanukkah Stamps: “I want one of those…!”

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The following is a joke that we found at jewishmag.com:
A woman goes to the post office to buy stamps for her Chanukah cards.
She says to the clerk, “May I have 50 Chanukah stamps?”
The clerk says, “What denomination?”
The woman says, “Oh my God. Has it come to this? Give me 6 Orthodox, 12 Conservative, and 32 Reform.”

So, how did those Hanukkah stamps come into being? As with everything, there is a story! In 1996, as a result of a letter-writing crusade led by Myrna Holtzman of New York, the United States Postal Service issued the first Hanukkah stamp depicting nine candles in a variety of colors. The stamp was so popular that it was reissued in 1997 and each year thereafter, with a new dreidel design added in 2004 and 2009.

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