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The First US Christmas Stamp and Holiday Blessing

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The First US Christmas Stamp and Holiday Blessing

The First US Christmas Stamp and Holiday Blessing
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Surprise the stamp and coin enthusiast in your life with the First US Christmas Stamp and Holiday Blessing. This mint stamp, issued on November 1, 1962, is the first Christmas stamp issued by the United States. It was intended for use on season's greeting cards and also to remind the public to shop and mail early. It depicts an evergreen wreath and burning candles. The stamp measures 25.5mm x 22mm; the above image is an enlargement. Colorized with a special ink process, the Santa coin offers a Christmas blessing of peace, hope and love.

• The First US Christmas Stamp and Holiday Blessing
• The stamp measures 25.5mm x 22mm (above image is an enlargement)
• Protective acrylic sealed packaging
• Santa coin is colorized using a special ink process
• Certificate of Authenticity included
• One-year manufacturer warranty
• Made in USA

5-3/8" x 3-3/8" x 5/16" each piece

Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.

Tell your friends what you really want this year!

Dear _______:

Want to step in for Santa? We happen to know this is high on _______'s Christmas list!


The Olla: A Brief History

Olla (Spanish, pronounced “oh-ya”) jars have been around since ancient times. Made of unglazed ceramic, ollas traditionally have short, narrow necks with wider bodies, and are made in a variety of shapes. They have been used for thousands of years for cooking, storage, and plant irrigation.

When used to irrigate plants, an olla is buried neck-deep in the ground near a plant’s roots, with the opening of the olla extended above the soil so that it can be filled with water periodically. The porous walls of the unglazed pottery allow the water to seep through gradually, constantly and consistently hydrating the plants without overwatering them – and without wasting precious water to evaporation or runoff.

The use of ollas for irrigation was introduced to the American Southwest by Spanish conquistadors during Colonial times, becoming very common among Native American tribes and Hispanic settlers. Though the technique gave way to more modern methods of irrigation some time ago, its superior efficiency, coupled with its simplicity, has caused it to make a comeback. Though the technique has changed little since its introduction, today’s ollas are usually capped off, making them even more water-efficient.

Perfect for home gardens, Ollas are a super-easy, eco-friendly, less time-consuming way to water annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and plants of all kinds in dry, sandy soil, very hot or drought-prone areas, raised beds, and even pots, planters and hanging baskets. Fill the olla before you leave on a short vacation to enjoy worry-free watering – and a smaller water bill!

How it Works:

Water is pulled directly through the terra-cotta!

Read more about Ollas on our blog.

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