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Week of December 12, 2005
Canada Post won't stamp out Christmas
By DEBORAH GYAPONG
Canadian Catholic News
Canada Post says it is committed to providing religiously-oriented Christmas stamps well into the future.
An email making the rounds on the Internet saying Canada Post might discontinue nativity stamps is "absolutely untrue," says a spokeswoman for the Crown corporation.
The email says, "I found out recently that the Post Office is selling snowman or nativity Christmas stamps. But unless you specifically ask, they won't sell you the nativity stamps."
"They are saying that unless enough people buy the nativity stamps, they won't make them another year - just another way to keep Christ out of Christmas," the email says, and urges people to pass it on.
Canada Post spokeswoman Cindy Daoust said the post office plans to continue issuing both religious and secular Christmas stamps because of the high demand for both types.
"In the past Canada Post has alternated between issuing Christmas stamps with secular and non-secular themes," Dauost said.
"This year we have issued stamps celebrating both the spiritual aspect of the season and the festive characteristics of the holiday, a concept we plan to continue."