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PC Nation Much? “Just Move” Stamps Are On Hold Because They Display “Unsafe Behavior”

PC Nation Much? "Just Move" Stamps Are On Hold Because They Display "Unsafe Behavior"

Somebody call the PC Police: the Michelle Obama-inspired “Just Move!” stamp series, which encourages kids to lead more active lifestyles, has been put on hold because it depicts children participating in “unsafe activities.” You know, like skateboarding without kneepads and headstands without a helmet. Yes, really. Abstract, faceless cartoon images doing “unsafe” cannonballs in a brightly colored vacuum are apparently going to be the end of our nation’s youth if we allow these stamps to be released. In case it wasn’t obvious how ludicrous that is, let’s try to remember the last time a millennial child sent or even looked at a piece of snail mail that these stamps are intended for. Most of those kids are too busy staring at their glowing screens for things like snail mail, and definitely too preoccupied to do something like the physical activities these stamps are trying to encourage. Keep reading »

Shelter Success Stories Make For Cute Stamps

We’re all about adopting animals here at The Frisky, and many staffers have given homes to strays or shelter dogs and cats. So, we’re pretty pleased about the initiative the U.S. Postal Service is launching later this month. The USPS will offer a set of stamps featuring adopted pets photographer Sally Anderson-Bruce found in her Connecticut hometown (you can read the animals stories online; Peaches the cat, for example, was born under a porch). In conjunction with the Stamps to the Rescue campaign, the USPS, along with Ellen DeGeneres and Halo: Purely for Pets (of which Ellen is a partial owner) will donate a million meals to animal shelters across the country. Even if you can’t adopt a pet yourself, by putting one of these lovable faces on the envelope you send your rent check in, you might persuade someone else — your landlord, perhaps? — to visit the local shelter. [Stamps to the Rescue] Keep reading »

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