Last-Minute Holiday Gifts from the U.S. Postal Service
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paul McCartney, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Hermey the Elf. The U.S. Postal Service delivers a perfect holiday playlist with the Let It Snow CD and a classic holiday favorite with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer® on DVD. The Postal Service makes it easy to wrap up the magic of the holiday season with stocking stuffers and last-minute gifts at select post offices.
"People don't usually think about going to the Post Office to buy stocking stuffers or last-minute gifts," said Tim Healy, vice president, Retail Products and Services. "Customers can buy the CD, DVD and other gifts for great prices and ship them at even better prices from the same, convenient location."
A DVD of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, the longest-running holiday television special and an annual family tradition for families around the country, is available at select major metropolitan post offices and also can be purchased online at usps.com/shop for $11.24. At post offices, customers can opt to ship the DVD in a special Priority Mail Small Flat Rate box adorned with two of the classic's most beloved characters, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and aspiring dentist, Hermey the Elf.
The Let It Snow CD is available at select major metropolitan post offices and also can be purchased online at usps.com/shop for $9.74. Produced in association with the Concord Music Group, the CD consists of contemporary and classic stars singing 11 holiday favorites:
- Ella Fitzgerald – Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
- Frank Sinatra – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
- Ray Charles and Betty Carter – Baby, It's Cold Outside
- Jason Mraz – Winter Wonderland
- Mary Chapin Carpenter – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
- Chris Isaak – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
- Mel Torme – The Christmas Song
- Rosemary Clooney – It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
- Vince Guaraldi – Linus and Lucy, A Charlie Brown Christmas
- Paul McCartney – Wonderful Christmastime
- Jackson 5 – I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.
A self-supporting government enterprise, the U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation, 150 million residences, businesses and Post Office Boxes. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. With 32,000 retail locations and the most frequently visited website in the federal government, usps.com, the Postal Service has annual revenue of more than $67 billion and delivers nearly 40 percent of the world's mail. If it were a private sector company, the U.S. Postal Service would rank 29th in the 2010 Fortune 500. Black Enterprise and Hispanic Business magazines ranked the Postal Service as a leader in workforce diversity. The Postal Service has been named the Most Trusted Government Agency six consecutive years and the sixth Most Trusted Business in the nation by the Ponemon Institute.
SOURCE U.S. Postal Service