New Celebration Corsage and Boutonniere Forever Stamps

Perfect for Birthday, Prom, Anniversary and other Celebration Invitations

April 06, 2017 



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Celebration Corsage, Boutonniere stamps

What:

First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony for the Celebration Corsage and Boutonniere Forever stamps. The event is free and open to the public.

When:

Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 11 a.m.

Where:

Missouri Botanical Garden
Shoenberg Theatre
4344 Shaw Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63110

The public may RSVP online at usps.com/celebrations. Followers of the U.S. Postal Service’s Facebook page will post a video of the event at facebook.com/USPS. Share the news on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #CelebrationStamps.

Background:

The Postal Service is issuing two Forever stamps that are perfect for mailing
anniversary, birthday, prom and other life celebrating invitations enclosed with
RSVP cards.

The new Celebration Corsage two-ounce Forever stamp can accommodate the weight of heavy invitations for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and other celebrations, oversized greeting cards for all occasions, and mailings such as small gifts that require extra postage. The stamp image is a photograph of an arrangement of ranunculus with accents of hypericum berry, Astrantia and seed eucalyptus.  

Similar in design to the new two-ounce Celebration Corsage stamp, the
Celebration Boutonniere First-Class Forever stamp can be used for wedding
RSVP cards. It is also perfect for party invitations, thank-you notes,
announcements, birthday cards, Father's Day cards and other occasions when a beautiful stamp is fitting. The stamp art features a photograph of an arrangement of ranunculus, with floral accents of succulents, Astrantia, Berzelia and clubmoss greenery.

Both stamps were arranged by floral designer Carol Caggiano and
photographed by Renée Comet. Art director Ethel Kessler designed the stamp.
Sold separately in panes of 20, the stamps will be issued May 2 and are
available for pre-order now.

Please download the file(s) and save them to your computer for future use.

0-0_USPS17STA032.jpg - Celebration Corsage -
1-0_USPS17STA033.jpg - Celebration Boutonniere -


INSTRUCTIONS FOR REPRODUCING STAMP IMAGES: The stamp design must be reproduced in its entirety, including denomination and perforations. If the stamp design is reproduced within 75-150% of stamp size, a line must be placed through the denomination to 'cancel' the reproduction and prevent its use as actual postage.  Use the following when publicizing the stamp “©2017 USPS” All stamp designs are considered preliminary and subject to change until such time as the First Day of Issuance.

 

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