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Christmas Carols stamp sheet
The Christmas Carols stamps celebrate, clockwise from top left, “Deck the Halls,” “Silent Night,” “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas” and “Jingle Bells.”

Holiday hymns. The Postal Service will release its Christmas Carols stamps Oct. 5.

The stamps, which USPS announced last fall, feature images that illustrate four beloved carols: “Jingle Bells,” “Deck the Halls,” “Silent Night” and “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas.”

USPS will offer the stamps in booklets of 20, with each design appearing five times.

The stamps will be dedicated Oct. 5 in New York City and can be pre-ordered through The news release has more information.

Protect and serve. The Postal Service prioritizes cybersecurity to ensure operational continuity and protect employees’ and customers’ information, Chief Information Security Office Greg Crabb writes in a new trade publication.

To combat modern cyberattacks, USPS has developed cyberawareness, fortified network monitoring and strengthened telecommunications response capabilities, the CIO Review essay reports.

“It is our collective responsibility to stay vigilant in the face of increasing cyberthreats and take the necessary steps to protect our networks, our employees, and our customers,” Crabb writes.

The full article is available on the CIO Review site.

Because of the Postal Service’s efforts, Crabb is also nominated for a FedScoop cybersecurity leader of the year award.

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