|Date of Issue||June 3, 2016|
First-Class Mail Forever
|Perforation or Dimension||1.19 x 0.91 in.⁄30.22 x 23.11 mm|
|Series Time Span||2016|
|Issue Location||New York, NY 10199|
|Postal Administration||United States|
On June 3, 2016, in New York, NY, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the Colorful Celebrations stamps (Forever® priced at 47 cents) in 10 designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) double-sided booklet of 20 stamps.
The stamps will go on sale nationwide June 3, 2016.
Celebrate any festive occasion with Colorful Celebrations, a new stamp issuance from the U.S. Postal Service®. The booklet of 20 stamps includes 10 vivid, digitally created designs featuring eye-popping patterns that showcase geometric shapes, flowers, and birds.
Papel picado, an intricate art form that was developed in Mexico, served as the inspiration for the stamp art. The Spanish term translates to “pierced paper.” Crafted with sharp tools and layers of tissue paper, papel picado designs often include birds, flowers, and religious iconography. The elaborate decorations are hung during holidays, weddings, birthdays, and other festivities.
Colorful Celebrations is being issued as a First-Class Mail® Forever® booklet of 20. These Forever stamps will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce price.