Love is in the air. The United States Postal Service released the Cut Paper Heart Forever Stamp, this year's limited-edition Love stamp.
The Love stamps are on sale at post offices nationwide, online at: usps.com/stamps, at the Postal Store on eBay at: ebay.com/stamps, and by calling (800) STAMP24 (782-6724).
This year's Love stamp is a reminder that the most heartfelt messages for Valentine's Day are personalized and sent by mail. The stamp will once again help spread a message of love on millions of cards and letters mailed all across America.
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The Cut Paper Heart Forever Stamp.
The Love stamp is a Forever stamp. It will be valid for First-Class Mail postage forever.
The Love stamp series was launched in 1973.
The digital illustration depicts a large white heart enclosing a smaller pink heart with a saw-toothed edge along its left-hand side. Surrounding the central hearts are pink swirls with smaller hearts imbedded 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 Alcal designed the stamp, which features an illustration by Q. Cassetti.
Customers may view the limited-edition Cut Paper Heart Forever Stamp, as well as a preview of many of this year's other stamps, on Facebook at: facebook.com/USPSStamps, on Twitter@USPSstamps or on the Web site: USPSstamps.com.
The conversation on the Cut Paper Heart Forever Stamp continues today and throughout the year on Twitter.
Follow #lovestamp and tweet favorite love moments inspired by the love stamp.
Kathleen Swanson is a spokeswoman for U.S. Postal Service.