The Postal Service will release A Visit From St. Nick, four new holiday stamps, on Oct. 7.
When viewed together, the stamps create a storyboard depicting a traditional house call by the jolly old elf.
In the first stamp, a sack-laden Santa approaches a chimney on a snow-covered roof. In the second, black boots peek out from a fireplace as he makes his special delivery. The third is a close-up of his winking face, and the fourth shows him on his merry way, reindeer-powered sleigh silhouetted against a full moon, mission accomplished.
The stamps were designed by Greg Breeding with original artwork by Brad Woodard, who sketched out the scenes and then digitized the illustrations.