U.S. Postal Service to Allow America's Favorite Living Celebrities on Stamps
Americans will soon have a chance stay stuck on their favorite celebrities in the form of a U.S. postage stamp.
The U.S. Postal Service is reportedly changing its longstanding policy to allow images of living famous people, like popular music artists and politicians, to appear on postal stamps.
USPS executive Stephen Kearney told Reuters Monday that he hopes to have at least one "living subject" to have his or her first stamp by 2012.
The old policy required that a person be dead for at least five years before they could be memorialized on postage, according to the New York Post.
The newspaper reported that the change is part of an effort to increase postal stamp collecting and raise revenue.
The USPS is reportedly encouraging people to mail their nominations in or post them on Facebook and Twitter.
The USPS is also allowing ordinary Americans to upload photos on the USPS website to create postage stamps using their own pictures.