Celebrating the spirit of the holidays, the U.S. Postal Service captures the playful pleasure of Christmas snow globes on four new stamps. Each Snow Globes stamp features an artist’s rendition of a wintertime or seasonal motif.
The first-day-of-issue event for these Forever stamps is free and open to the public. News of the stamp is being shared with the hashtag #SnowGlobesStamps.
Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 11 a.m. MDT
Beloved by children and adults alike, snow globes can be miniature works of art, kitschy souvenirs or anything in between. Snow globes share common features. A container — made of glass, plastic or other clear material — is filled with liquid that covers a central figure or scene; when shaken, the flitter, the technical term for the “snow,” creates a storm that briefly obscures the inside of the container.
In each of the four stamps, artist Gregory Manchess used oil paint to reproduce the magic of the holidays held within four tiny, encapsulated landscapes. The stamps include a snowman, Santa Claus poised on a chimney, a majestic deer and a Christmas tree.
The Snow Globes stamps are being issued in booklets of 20 Forever stamps that will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail 1-ounce price.