|What:||The U.S. Postal Service celebrates love of all kinds with the Love Flourishes Forever stamp. The event is free and open to the public. Please share the news using the hashtag #LoveStamp.|
|When:||Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, 10:00 a.m., Mountain Standard Time|
Phoenix Convention Center
Ballroom North 120B
100 N. 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
|Background:||The Love Flourishes stamp art features a fanciful garden of colorful flowers surrounding the word “Love” written in cursive script. Hand-painted with opaque watercolors on paper by artist Anna Bond, the original art is whimsical and vibrant, at once retro and timeless. The flower garden includes stylized roses, peonies, and dahlias in pink, coral, and yellow, with pale blue-green berries and gold fronds and leaves. The word “Forever” appears in the lower right-hand corner of the stamp, and “USA” is on the lower left. Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamp using Bond’s original art.|
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