I have a long love of postal stamps and mail.
I used to love writing letters to my friends the way I love blogging to you now.
And my grandfather was a serious stamp collector and got me into it for awhile. It’s been fun to watch interest in real mail grow again.
The USPS site says:
“Working with art director Derry Noyes, award-winning illustrator José Ortega created an abstract garden of bright flowers, a butterfly, a strawberry, and doves, interlaced with vines that run from one stamp to another. Each prominent element of the design is in the shape of a heart. The deep blue background is reminiscent of a brilliant summer sky. The word “Love” sits atop each stamp.
Ortega said, “Garden of Love depicts the abundance of life, its generosity, whose spirit is to be shared by all its creatures. Love’s definition is broader than romantic love. Love is that colorful, full feeling you get when you enjoy being a part of and sharing in the generosity of life.”
Nice, right? I think my new dream is to one day design a stamp!
Here’s a great post on vintage stamps from Brazil and staying connected to the ones we love overseas at Fly.
Here’s my Par Avion board on Pinterest where I collect mail themed things I like.
And here’s a totally sweet graphic, vintage Hong Kong stamp that would make a stellar quilt.
Later, the easiest stamp craft ever!