Mail A Smile This Holiday Season (Plus A Giveaway!)

We all love making others smile, especially at this time of year. Well, mailing a smile just got a little bit easier with this set of pre-stamped . The booklet of 20 cards features the following beloved Disney•Pixar characters:

The Mail A Smile stamped cards are available from The Postal Store. Click image for more info.

  • Flik and Dot from A Bug’s Life
  • Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) and Dashiell “Dash” Parr from The Incredibles
  • Nemo and Squirt from Finding Nemo
  • Woody, Bullseye, and Jessie from Toy Story 2
  • Boo, Mike Wazowski, and James P. “Sulley” Sullivan from Monsters, Inc.

Each set of stamped cards includes five different designs and early character sketches. Best of all, each card includes a pre-printed Mail a Smile (Forever®) stamp, so you’ll always have the right postage. Simply write a message, address, and send some cheer!

We have three sets of Mail A Smile stamped cards to give away. To enter all you have to do is send your name and address to uspsstamps [at] gmail [dot] com. Winners will be chosen at random. The deadline for entries is midnight, Tuesday, December 11. Good luck!

Start Your Week With A “Sketchy” Disney•Pixar Contest

Remember last week’s post about the blue-pencil sketches on the back of the Mail a Smile stamp sheet? Well, now’s your chance to show us how well you know the five Disney•Pixar movies featured on the stamps.

Here is the back of the stamp sheet again:

Can you name all the characters shown in the sketches? If so, you could win one set of Mail a Smile postcards, which include the stamp art and five of the sketches.

To enter, send your name and address along with the name of each character and the movie in which he/she/it appears to uspsstamps [at] gmail [dot] com. Three winners will be selected at random from those who answer correctly. You have until 11:59 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, 9/12 to submit your answers. Good luck!

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Experience the Magic of Mail a Smile First Day of Issue Ceremony Again and Again

If you weren’t able to make it to the Mail a Smile (Forever®) First Day of Issue ceremony at Disney World on Friday—or watch it on our live feed—you can catch all the action you missed! Watch the entire dedication and be taken away on a magical journey.


You can still purchase Mail a Smile , including a standard cancellation with the date and location of the stamp issuance, and  to add to your collection. They make great gifts, too!

Mail a Smile Stamps Receiving a Disney Welcome

Breaking news, stamp fans! The Mail a Smile (Forever®) stamps, the second in a two-part issuance featuring Disney•Pixar characters, will be issued on Friday, June 1, at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort in Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

The First Day of Issue ceremony and dedication will begin at 9 a.m. Attendance is free and open to the public, but you must RSVP by May 22: We hope you’ll join us!

In the meantime, you can pre-order the Mail a Smile (Forever®) stamps and now online!

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Pushing the Envelope with Woody, Bullseye, & Jessie: Toy Story 2 Stamp Coming Soon!

On June 1, we will issue the Mail a Smile stamps, the second in a two-part issuance featuring Disney•Pixar characters. In the weeks leading up to the first day of issue, we’re going to focus on each of the new stamps. Today, let’s start with Toy Story 2!

In 1999, Toy Story 2 reopened the toy box, bringing Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and all their friends back to the screen. It also introduced two memorable new toy pals: Bullseye, a boisterous bronco, and cowgirl Jessie, whose role earned her a Patsy Montana Entertainer Award from the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame.

Challenging themselves to use new technology to expand their storytelling power, the Pixar filmmakers, director John Lasseter, and co-directors Ash Brannon and Lee Unkrich achieved a wider-than-ever range of emotional diversity in the characters’ performances. The first film ever entirely created, mastered, and exhibited digitally, Toy Story 2 displayed technical, artistic, and storytelling excellence that won a Golden Globe Award for Best Picture—Musical or Comedy and two Grammy Awards for Best Song and Best Musical Album for Children.

The first issuance in this series, Send a Hello (still available!), was released in 2011 and featured characters from Disney•Pixar’s Ratatouille, Cars, Toy Story, WallE, and Up. A natural outgrowth of the successful Art of Disney stamp series issued between 2004 and 2008, the Send a Hello and Mail a Smile stamps tap the Disney•Pixar characters’ contemporary humor and lively personalities to convey an animated message about the positive impact of communicating by mail in any season and for any reason. The Mail a Smile stamps can be pre-ordered to day.

Which stamp is your favorite?

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