PHOENIX — The U.S. Postal Service today celebrates love of all kinds with the dedication of the Love Flourishes Forever stamp during a first-day-of-issue ceremony at the CREATIVATION conference held at the Phoenix Convention Center.
Love Flourishes is the latest stamp in the popular Love series, which began 45 years ago. The stamp art features a fanciful garden of colorful flowers surrounding the word “Love” written in cursive script. Hand-painted by artist Anna Bond, the flower garden includes stylized roses, peonies and dahlias in pink, coral and yellow, with pale blue-green berries and fold fronds and leaves.
Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamp with Bond’s original art. Share the news of the stamp using the hashtag #LoveStamp.
“When it comes to expressing appreciation for the people we love most, nothing matches the mail,” said Maura McDevitt, vice president, controller, U.S. Postal Service, who dedicated the stamp. “We hope the Love Flourishes stamp will help you send cards and letters to those you care about with a special touch of affection, and serve as a reminder that no matter what the season or reason, flowers, especially on a stamp, are the perfect way to send love.”