US Post will Release Love Ribbons stamp in 2012
The U.S. Postal Service issues Love Ribbons, a stamp featuring a graphic design of pink-tinged, satin ribbons that spell out the word “Love” in a graceful, cursive script on a bright red background. Pieces of ribbon that appear to extend beyond the borders of the stamp broaden the reach of the design and its sentiment.Like stamps, ribbons often adorn our special packages to friends and family. Attached to floral arrangements, boxes of candy and gifts of all kinds, ribbons beautify and embellish our gestures of romance, friendship, and caring. Silk, satin, taffeta, and organdy ribbons are often used to enhance the beauty of bridal bouquets and invitations for weddings and other special celebrations for our friends and loved ones.While ribbons and the subject of love are frequently paired, ribbons have long had multiple uses in history, both utilitarian and as a means of creative expression. More recently Americans have begun a tradition of using ribbons to welcome home loved ones from long absences, captivity, or war. The awareness ribbon, which emerged in the U.S. in the early 1990s, has become one of the most visible and recognizable symbols for a range of causes.
Graphic designer Louise Fili worked with art director Derry Noyes on this stamp. It is Fili’s first project for the U.S. Postal Service.The U.S. Postal Service issued its first Love stamp in 1973.The Love Ribbons stamp is being issued as a Forever® stamp. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce rate.