|Date of Issue||February 14, 2012|
First-Class Mail Forever Special
|Perforation or Dimension||1.19 x .91 in./30.23 x 23.11 mm|
|Series Time Span||1999 - 2018|
|Issue Location||Colorado Springs, CO 80903|
|Postal Administration||United States|
On February 14, 2012, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the Postal Service™ will issue a Love Ribbons special stamp (Forever® priced at 45 cents), in one design in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps. The stamp will go on sale nationwide February 14, 2012.
Evoking images of romance and elegance, the U.S. Postal Service issues this year’s Love stamp featuring a graphic design of satin ribbons that spell out the word “Love” in a graceful, cursive script.
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.
Graphic designer Louise Fili worked with art director Derry Noyes on this stamp.
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.