Beautiful Stamps

by alicedoolittle

One of our favorite parts of sending handwritten letters this week for our “Letter-A-Day” project has been selecting the perfect stamp.

There are tons of stamps available at the Post Office, but our go-to stamp this spring has to be the beautiful “Cherry Blossom Centennial” stamps created by artist Paul Rogers.  The lush and blossoming cherry trees and  diptych design has us swooning, and we also love the story behind the project which celebrates the generous gift of 3,020 cherry trees given to the city of Washington by the city of Tokyo 100 years ago.  The gift has turned Spring into a pink-petalled must-see event. Have you ever been to DC to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom?

The USA Philatelic site, “Beyond the Perf” has a wonderful behind the scenes look at the creation of the stamp – and we highly recommend checking out Paul’s artistic process which reminds us of Felix’s work in his commitment to beauty and elegant design details and balance.

Which stamps are you reaching for as you write your letter a day?   We have so many other stamps we love and want to share – let us know your favorite in the comments!

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