Winter Flowers featured on new U.S.A. stamps

February 15th, 2014

With Winter Flowers, the U.S. Postal Service continues its tradition of issuing stamps that present beautiful, floral-themed art.

Each of these four stamps depicts a close-up view of one plant — amaryllis, cyclamen, Christmas cactus, or paperwhite (clockwise from top left) — with detailed and colorful renderings of its blossom and foliage.

These winter-blooming flowers are popular potted plants, especially during the holidays when people enjoy them as gifts or as festive decorations. Just as these flowers brighten our dark winter days, these stamps can add a decorative and cheerful note to the correspondence.

Art director Ethel Kessler designed the Winter Flowers stamps, which feature art by William Low.