Over the last 4,000 years, gardens around the world have evolved from private resorts for the privileged, to the meeting place of royal courts, to places of serene contemplation for all who seek such relaxation.Egyptian tomb paintings from the 1500s B.C. show some of the earliest recorded gardens.&n..
The Hearts Blossom stamp shows 12 colorful hearts in a palette — of red, purple, orange and pink — intended to create a happy and positive feeling. Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamp.There are several theories how the familiar heart-shaped symbol came to be associated with the human hear..
Love Flourishes is the latest stamp in the popular Love series, which began 45 years ago. The stamp art features a fanciful garden of colorful flowers surrounding the word “Love” written in cursive script. Hand-painted by artist Anna Bond, the flower garden includes stylized roses, peonies and dahli..
The U.S. Postal Service continues its popular Love series with a new stamp in 2021.The first stamp in the series was issued in 1973. This new stamp features a colorful and light-hearted digital illustration.There are many reasons to say “I love you” and many ways to show you care. A special way to d..
Celebrate the joy that flowers bring with two new Love stamps from the U.S. Postal Service.
Inspired by old European folk art, the two stamps feature digital illustrations with similar designs: three round, stylized blooms ranging symmetrically along the top, with smaller round blossoms in each of ..
The pansy has long been associated with love. The name comes from the French word pensée, or thought, and was so named because the flower resembled a human face. In many cultures around the world, the pansy has been believed to inspire thoughts of a loved one – and even heal a broken heart. Acc..
The U.S. Postal Service continues its popular Love series with two new stamps, one featuring a kitten and the other a puppy.The stamp art was painted with oils on wood panel, then scanned and edited digitally to create the final images. Cats and dogs are two of America’s favorite pets, and it is no ..
The connection between sentiment and the heart symbol is at least as old as the ancient Greeks. Images of ivy, grape and fig leaves — all shaped like the heart — were crafted in art and on pottery to symbolize abiding love. Use of the heart as an expression of romantic constancy is also reflected in..
The 2014 stamp covered the two-ounce rate, which is often required for wedding invitations and other oversize cards. The first Wedding Cake stamp was issued in 2009. Over a quarter of all wedding costs are for catering: hors d’oeuvres, buffets, dinners, and desserts. The wedding cake, possibly..
The stamp, designed by Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, Maryland, features a photograph taken by Renee Comet of Washington, DC. The photograph shows two white roses gently resting atop a piece of wedding correspondence.Although modern couples plan weddings that reflect each person’s individuality, roses ha..