Bethlehem High School student is inventor of Christmas postmark

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By Markus Aamisepp

Lexi Morris, 16, is not only a junior at Bethlehem High School, but also the designer of Nazareth Post Office’s new Christmas postmark.


When USPS postmaster Cindy Beasley and her colleagues were planning what design they would use for this year’s holiday postmark, they devised the idea of letting Bethlehem High School students develop an art piece that they could use for the project.

After the high school was contacted by the post office about the inquiry, a competition commenced, where art students would use Adobe Photoshop to create the nascent Christmas postmark.

The winner, Morris, who prior to the competition did not spend much of her free time on art or design, has now become more interested, especially in Photoshop.

An unofficial unveiling (as the postmark had already been out for a while) was held Friday with the intent of celebrating and giving recognition to Morris, as she is the first high school student that has designed a postmark for the Nazareth post office.

Beasley said the post office now plans to recruit the high school for future designs.

As prior postmarks have often resembled nativity scenes, this year’s stamp represents three wise men following a dove to the Bethlehem star.

Aside from being a newly become designer, Lexi plays softball and volleyball, is a student ambassador, a Green Dot Leader and a member of Prolife and Interact at Bethlehem High School.