The Postal Service issued the 1993 Christmas stamps on October 12, 1993, in two different locations.
The Traditional Christmas stamp, featuring a reproduction of "Madonna and Child," was issued in Raleigh, North Carolina. The original painting, by Giovanni Battista Cima, is on display at the North Carolina Museum of Art.
The Contemporary Christmas stamp was issued in New York, New York. The stamps feature a Jack-in-the-Box, a red-nosed Reindeer, a snowman, and a toy soldier blowing a horn.
Bradbury Thompson designed the Traditional stamps, which were printed in sheets of fifty by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. KCS Industries printed the booklets in the offset/intaglio process.
Peter Good designed the Contemporary stamps, which were printed in the photogravure process by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and issued in sheets of fifty and in booklets of twenty.