Give A Bouquet Today!

Receiving flowers for any occasion—Valentine’s Day, birthday, anniversary—is a joy, but a bouquet that is given spontaneously is a gesture that is never forgotten. The 2005 Love stamp celebrates that spontaneity with a lively and colorful design. Gathered into an informal bouquet, the spring flowers look as if they were picked on a whim, fresh from the garden or field.

USPS05STA001The stamp design differs in style from previous Love stamps, which featured precisely drawn flowers that were reminiscent of Victorian Valentine’s Day cards. The art is modern yet whimsical, almost impressionistic. This fresher, looser approach to a floral Love stamp was described by USPS at the time as “symbolic of the warmth, hope, and happiness of love and friendship.”

While flowers are frequently associated with romantic love, they are also symbols of affection and tenderness, a beautiful reminder that the recipient was in someone’s thoughts.

Don’t forget: The 2013 Love stamp. Sealed with Love, was issued Wednesday, January 30, and is now available online and in Post Offices nationwide.

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About USPS Stamps

The Postal Service™ is proud of its role in portraying the American experience to a world audience through the issuance of postage stamps and postal stationery. Each year the Postal Service issues commemorative stamps reflecting subjects of national significance and appeal. More than 160 years of stamp development has yielded an incredible archive of imagery and commentary reflecting American culture and society. Even in this fast-changing world, stamps are still a versatile and convenient method of postage. And stamp collecting is a lifetime hobby that is fun and educational for all ages. Stamp collecting is easy to start without a big investment. It is also a great way to learn about the world and its many wonders, opening the door to an exciting universe of history, science, geography, the arts, technology, and sports. Our mission is to provide universal service that is prompt, reliable, efficient, affordable, and self-sustaining. Throughout its history the Postal Service has grown with the nation, binding it together by ensuring that everyone, everywhere, has the same ability to communicate regardless of technological change.