Festival of Lights.

May your home and heart be filled with shining lights of joy.
Mabel is celebrating Night 2 of Hanukkah this eve.

Mable Hanukkah  2011Mabel Holds the USA post office stamp. “This festive new Hanukkah (Forever®) stamp design commemorates a joyous annual festival celebrated by Jewish people around the world. In the stamp art, letters spelling out the word “Hanukkah” are backed by eight colorful shapes, symbolizing the eight days and nights of the celebration. The second “k” appears on the silhouette of a dreidel, a spinning top that children traditionally play with during Hanukkah.
The celebration of Hanukkah dates back over two millennia. Tradition relates how a miracle took place during the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem, which had been desecrated. The remaining supply of sacramental oil, thought to be enough for only one day, burned for eight days. Today, family members gather each night during the festival to light candles on a special candleholder called a menorah. Art director Ethel Kessler worked with illustrator Suzanne Kleinwaks on the new design.

The new Hanukkah stamps are being issued in panes of 20 self-adhesive Forever stamps. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce rate.

Made in the USA. https://shop.usps.com

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