For more than 60 years the Danish Home in Croton has been issuing what most people would think of as Christmas seals—stamp-like labels placed on mail during the Christmas season to raise funds and awareness for charitable programs.1 The American Lung Association has become so well-known for its Christmas seals that they’ve trademarked the term, but that doesn’t prevent other organizations from creating these beautiful, poster-like images. Click the stamps to enlarge them.
You can see a larger selection of seals from the Danish Home on the organization’s website.
- Stamp collectors refer to Christmas seals as “Cinderellas” the term for anything resembling apostage stamp but not issued for postal purposes by a government postal administration. ↩︎