For more than a decade, USPS has produced a collectible book to commemorate the subjects and stories behind the year’s stamp issuances. This year, for the first time, we’ve also created a companion website that delves deeper into the people, places, design, and creation of a handful of 2012 stamps.
The site includes web exclusives like artist sketches, videos, and images from release parties. You can learn more about the inspiration behind the Love Ribbons stamp, read O. Henry’s classic short story “The Gift of the Magi,” watch a drumming performance from the New Mexico Statehood stamp dedication ceremony, and lots more.
Felt & Wire, gurus of design and everything print and paper, have given this free online supplement a glowing review, calling it “splendid.” Check out the review, and then check out the site itself. And if you don’t own it already, the 2012 Yearbook is now available for purchase online, at 1-800-STAMP24, and in Post Offices nationwide. Get yours today!