On April 21, 2011, in Washington, DC, the Postal Service™ will issue a Wedding Roses commemorative stamp (Forever® priced at 44 cents), in one design in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps. The stamps, designed by Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, Maryland, feature a photograph taken by Renee Comet of Washington, DC.
The photograph shows two white roses gently resting atop a piece of wedding correspondence. A white ribbon is visible in the background. The Wedding Roses stamps will go on sale nationwide on April 21, 2011.
Although modern couples plan weddings that reflect each person’s individuality, roses have remained a bridal tradition throughout many generations. Many people feel nothing conveys love better than a rose.
Searching for elegant wedding roses stamps to compliment your wedding invitations? The wedding roses stamps feature two beautiful white roses to ensure that your wedding correspondence will be remembered.
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Suitors introduced the rose as a symbol of love in the Victorian Era. Strict rules of conduct made it impossible for smitten young men to express their emotions verbally. A “language of flowers” developed, which allowed lovers to communicate sentiments by the type, color, and a number of flowers they gave one another.
The gift of red roses is a declaration of love, while pink roses convey sweetness, grace, and poetic romance. White roses carried on a bride’s wedding day signify eternal love, purity, and innocence.
According to tradition, long-stemmed roses are an expression of love and devotion. They represent the love that is deep and long-lasting. Because the number twelve represents a complete cycle, a dozen roses are the symbol of complete love. Since there are 24 hours in a day, two dozen roses signify complete devotion to each moment of every day. So it’s a special way to send a message of love to use the stamps with the wedding roses.
Brand new, 1 sheet of 20 first-class stamps (20 total stamps).
Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current first-class mail one-ounce rate.
Features wedding roses design.
Great for weddings, invitations, and other mailings.