Winter Flowers In Your Mailbox

by Categorized: Collecting, Flowers And Floral Design, Holidays, Plants Date:

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Call me old-fashioned, but I love choosing stationery and note cards, penning hand-written letters and notes, and embellishing them with a beautiful postage stamp.

I collected stamps as a kid, and they’ve never lost their appeal.

The stamps the U.S. Postal Service just issued are beauties: a quartet of indoor winter flowers — amaryllis, cyclamen, paperwhites and Christmas cactus — that are Forever stamps.

Artist William Low reportedly photographed the flowers at their peak, then created digital paintings of them.

I’m no longer a philatelist (I just collect stamps to share as I use them), but if you are, you can get first-day-of-issue postmarks and covers through usps.com/shop or by calling 800-782-6724800-782-6724.

You also can try the Post Office, but I might just try to corner the market and hoard them for this year’s Christmas cards.

 

 

 

 

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