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Winter Holiday Season at the National Postal Museum

Christmas 1918
On display in the Mail Call Gallery

Discover the extraordinary efforts and care taken to deliver holiday packages to American troops serving overseas.

Holiday Parcels in World War I

Postcard with a ship on the ocean and, Distance is nothing but miles, oceans are only waves and spray. Trifles like that cannot divide friends like us on Christmas Day.
YMCA postcard produced for holiday mail, 1918 (Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum 0.214896.25)
American Red Cross postcard depicts Christmas packages for the AEF in 1918 (Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum 0.214896.72)
Graphic with Christmas 2018