MEMPHIS, TN – Love is celebrated with Made of Hearts, the latest stamp in the U.S. Postal Service’s Love series, available now. This heart-filled design is just right for thank-you notes, get-well cards or any occasion when love is the perfect message. A dedication ceremony for the stamp was held today at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.
“While issued in time for Valentine’s Day, these Made of Hearts Stamp need no special holiday,” said David E. Williams, USPS chief operating officer and executive vice president. “Used as an expression of friendship, romance, encouragement, or simply ‘thinking of you,’ the Made of Hearts stamp will deliver your message in style.”
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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 concept of courtly love that was the fashion in the Middle Ages.
Today, the heart is used to signify more than romantic or eternal love. Hearts are featured in many slogans that denote a love of place and in the logo designs of many businesses and organizations. A favorite motif in art, hearts are design elements frequently found on stamp, furniture, jewelry, textiles, shoes and clothing. The heart is universally understood to symbolize devotion, affection and love.
The first USPS Love stamp was issued in 1973. “Made of Hearts” 2020 stamps features horizontal lines of red and pink hearts on a white background. Toward the center, red hearts in varying sizes replace pink hearts in a formation that creates one large red heart, the focal point of this graphic design.
Beyond romantic messages, the Made of Hearts Stamp is intended for use on thank-you notes, get-well cards or any occasion when love is the perfect message. Antonio Alcalá designed the stamp and was art director for this project.
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