Postal Service Issues Celebration Blooms and Wedding Blooms – WebWire

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The U.S. Postal Service introduces Celebration Blooms and Wedding Blooms, a natural pair. The new stamps are well-suited for spreading good cheer — whether it’s news of a birth or a note to brighten someone’s day. A dedication ceremony for the stamps was held today in St. Louis.

The Celebration Blooms stamp can be used on the RSVP envelopes often enclosed with wedding invitations. It is also perfect for party invitations, thank-you notes, important announcements and general correspondence. Celebration Blooms is being issued as a Forever stamp, meaning it will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® 1-ounce price.

“Two-ounce,” printed on the Wedding Blooms stamp, indicates it can accommodate the weight of heavy invitations for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and other celebrations; oversized greeting cards for all occasions; and mailings such as small gifts that require extra postage. The Wedding Blooms stamp is issued in panes of 20. Like a Forever stamp, this stamp will always be valid for the rate printed on it.

These stamps each feature an arrangement of brilliantly colored flowers rendered in ink and gouache, which add luster to the vivid hues of red, yellow, purple, pink, green and blue.

Derry Noyes, an art director for USPS, designed both stamps using existing illustrations by artist Kim Parker.

The word “USA” appears in violet at the bottom left of the Celebration Blooms stamp, with “FOREVER” in magenta just to the right.

Postal Products

Customers may purchase stamps and other philatelic products through the Postal Store at usps.com/shopstamps, by calling 844-737-7826, by mail through USA Philatelic or at Post Office locations nationwide. For officially licensed stamp products, shop the USPS Officially Licensed Collection on Amazon.

The United States Postal Service is an independent federal establishment, mandated to be self-financing and to serve every American community through the affordable, reliable and secure delivery of mail and packages to 167 million addresses six and often seven days a week. Overseen by a bipartisan Board of Governors, the Postal Service is implementing a 10-year transformation plan, Delivering for America, to modernize the postal network, restore long-term financial sustainability, dramatically improve service across all mail and shipping categories, and maintain the organization as one of America’s most valued and trusted brands.

The Postal Service generally receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

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