The United States Postal Service dedicated Tuesday the Cut Paper Heart Forever Stamp, this year’s limited-edition Love stamp.
Postal customers can beat the Valentine’s Day rush as the stamps go on sale at Post Offices nationwide, online at usps.com/stamps and at the Postal Store on eBay at ebay.com/stamps.
“This year’s Love stamp is a reminder that the most heartfelt messages for Valentine’s Day are personalized and sent by mail, not text,” said Richard Uluski, area vice president, Northeast Area.
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Joining Uluski to dedicate the Cut Paper Heart Forever Stamp was actress Bella Thorne, who participated in a valentine crafting workshop.
In addition to the stamp dedication ceremony, the Postal Service hosted a workshop to create handmade valentines. The Cut Paper Heart stamp takes its inspiration from the folk traditions of papercutting.
The digital illustration depicts a large white heart enclosing a smaller pink heart with a saw-toothed edge along its left-hand side.
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Surrounding the central hearts are pink swirls with smaller hearts embedded in the design, and a ragged-edge motif that echoes the edging on the small pink heart.
The hearts and swirls are contained within a red square that has “pinked” edges, as if cut with pinking shears. A white border frames the entire design. Art director Antonio Alcala designed the stamp, which features an illustration by Q. Cassetti.
Photo courtesy: United States Postal Service