Holiday Wreaths

Holiday Wreaths

Forever 55¢ | Multiple Stamp Designs


Issue Date: 10/25/2019

Inspired by the holiday decorating traditions of early America, particularly Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, floral designer Laura Dowling created these four wreaths. Classic yet contemporary, many of the wreaths are made from materials easily found during the winter months, including pinecones, dried flowers, and berries.

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  • Welcome the holidays with four new stamps from the U.S. Postal Service®. Displayed on a door, in a window, or over a mantel, wreaths are symbols of joy and celebration, inviting the spirit of the season to enter the home.

    Inspired by the holiday decorating traditions of early America, particularly Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, the four wreaths featured on these stamps are classic yet contemporary, their designs creating feelings of warmth and welcome. Many of them are made from materials easily found during the winter months, including pinecones, dried flowers, and berries.

    The woodland bush ivy and red winterberry wreath presents a classic red and green palette.

    Red and gold ribbon bedecks the wreath made from gilded dried hydrangea, eucalyptus and nandina foliage, red berries, and small ornaments.

    Gilded pinecones and magnolia pods grace the wreath trimmed with cranberry red ribbon.

    The ribbon leaf wreath is inspired by French floral art. The aspidistra leaves, folded and manipulated to resemble ribbons, create a long-lasting wreath.

    Add these elegant stamps to your cards and letters to share holiday greetings with family and friends.

    Antonio Alcalá served as the art director of the project and designed the stamps with floral artist Laura Dowling. Dowling designed the wreaths for the stamps, which were photographed by Kevin Allen.

    The Holidays Wreaths stamps are being issued in booklets of 20 First-Class™ Forever® stamps. These Forever stamps will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price.

    Made in the USA.

    SKUs featured on this page: 682404

  • Issue:Holiday Wreaths Stamps
    Item Number:682400
    Denomination & Type of Issue:First-Class Mail Forever
    Format:Double-sided Booklet of 20, (4 designs)
    Issue Date & City:October 25, 2019 Freeport, ME 04032
    Art Director:Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA
    Designer:Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA
    Designer:Laura Dowling, Alexandria, VA
    Typographer:Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA
    Photographer:Kevin Allen
    Modeler:Sandra Lane/Michelle Finn
    Manufacturing Process:Offset
    Printer:Banknote Corporation of America
    Press Type:Alprinta 74
    Stamps per Booklet:20
    Print Quantity:350000000
    Paper Type:Phosphor Tagged Paper, Block Tagged
    Adhesive Type:Pressure-sensitive
    Processed at:Banknote Corporation of America
    Stamp Orientation:Vertical
    Image Area (w x h):0.73 x 0.84 in./18.542 x 21.336 mm
    Stamp Size (w x h):0.87 x 0.98 in./22.098 x 24.892 mm
    Full Booklet Size (w x h):5.52 x 1.96 in./140.208 x 49.784 mm
    Colors:Pantone 186, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black
    Plate Size:960 stamps per revolution
    Plate Numbers:“B” followed by five (5) single digits
    Marginal Markings:Header. “Holiday Wreaths: 20 First-Class™ Forever® Stamps” • USPS logo • ©2019 USPS in peel strip area • Barcode • Promotional text in peel strip area • Plate number in peel strip area

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