House members may now say “merry Christmas” and other “incidental holiday greetings” in official mail sent to their constituents, as long as the salutation isn’t the sole purpose of the card.

“The Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards (Franking Commission) is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, Members may include incidental holiday greetings in their official constituent communications,” House Administration Committee Chairwoman Candice Miller, R-Mich., and ranking Democrat Susan Davis of California said in an email to House colleagues today.

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