SIOUX FALLS, SD — The U.S. Postal Service celebrates the beauty of flowers from American gardens by issuing the Flowers from the Garden Forever stamps tomorrow. The four stamps feature bountiful floral bouquet still lifes by Elizabeth Brandon of Franklin, TN. Please share the news on social media using the hashtag #FlowerStamps.
Available nationwide tomorrow, the stamps will be dedicated at 4 p.m. CDT at the Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum & East Sioux Falls Historic Site in Sioux Falls, SD. Followers of the U.S. Postal Service’s Facebook page can view the first-day-of-issue ceremony live at facebook.com/USPS. The event is free and open to the public.
“The Postal Service has a long tradition of showcasing flowers and floral artwork on stamps. Flowers have been a perennial favorite, with hundreds of floral stamps released over the years,” said U.S. Postal Service Employee Resource Management Vice President Simon Storey. “Each of these stamps is a small masterpiece, or as we say in the Postal Service, miniature works of art. And since they are Forever stamps, they will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce price.
These stamps will always be perfect for your birthday cards, thank-you notes, party invitations, wedding RSVPs and other important announcements.”
Scheduled to join Storey in dedicating the stamps are South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard; Sioux Falls City Council member Michelle Erpenbach; Plant Scientist Sarah Stowers; and stamp artist Elizabeth Brandon.
“It’s very fitting that we will be dedicating the Garden Forever stamps at the Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum. Mary Jo and her husband Karl were friends of mine and they were great South Dakotans,” said Governor Daugaard. “I’m glad to be able to attend this ceremony at the serene location that the Wegner family established in Mary Jo’s honor.”