This month, United States Postal Service celebrates the 50th anniversary of Sesame Street with the most adorable stamps you have ever seen!
In 1969 something new came to television programing across America. Lovable, furry muppets made an indelible footprint in both children’s education and their hearts when they invited children to get to know the residents of Sesame Street. The Count taught children about numbers. Cookie Monster shared his love for cookies and being impulsive. Big Bird showed everyone what unconditional love was and countless other characters, from Bert and Ernie to Snuffleupagus and Oscar the Grouch to more recent additions, Abby Cadabby and Zoe. Though directed towards children, the show has never shied away from difficult topics, such as child abuse, divorce, death, AIDS and cancer. Today Sesame Street airs in over 140 countries and there are over 20 international versions.
“For the last 50 years, it has provided educational programming and entertainment for generations of children throughout the country and around the world,” the USPS said in an official statement. The limited release stamps will feature 16 of the most familiar Muppet pal faces: Big Bird, Bert, Ernie, Cookie Monster, Rosita, The Count, Oscar the Grouch, Abby Cadabby, Herry Monster, Julia, Guy Smiley, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Elmo, Telly, Grover, and Zoe.
So next time you want to make your mail carrier smile, add your favorite Sesame Street to that envelope, and if you feel so inclined, Cookie Monster suggests adding a cookie or two.