25¢ Sleigh and Village Scene
Issue Date: October 20, 1988
City: Berlin, NH
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforations: 11 ½
Responding to complaints over the definitive-sized Christmas stamps issued in 1986 and 1987, the USPS issued the 1988 Christmas stamps in a new size, approximately 50% larger than the previous issues.
With the "White Christmas" theme of this Contemporary Christmas stamp, the USPS attempted to honor a living person - songwriter Irving Berlin. Berlin turned 100 years old on May 11, 1988.